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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

2016 Carl Menger Essay Contest Winners

The Society for the Development of Austrian Economics is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Carl Menger Essay Contest for undergraduate students. Professors Adam Martin, Daniel D’Amico, and Thomas Duncan were this year’s judges. All entries were evaluated anonymously.

The prize comes with $500 plus a travel stipend and three nights accommodations at the Washington, DC, JW Marriott Hotel to attend and present at the Southern Economic Association in November. A panel featuring the winning papers will take place during the November 19-21, 2016 SDAE meeting sessions. The prizes will be presented at the Society’s annual dinner.

These prizes are made possible thanks to the generous support of the Foundation for Economic Education and the Charles Koch Foundation.

This year’s winners are:

The Role of Private Equity in Enhancing the Market for Corporate Control and Capitalism Itself” ~ Jack Vogel, Trinity College (Connecticut)

An Economic and Institutional Analysis of Prohibition” ~ Robert Omberg, George Mason University

The Debate About Key Currencies: An Austrian Perspective” ~ Dries Glorieux, Ghent University (Belgium)

This year the Prize Committee received a great number of quality submissions, and they would like to thank all entrants for their submissions. In particular, the following submission was of such high quality that the Prize Committee has awarded it Honorable Mention:

The Private/Public Distinction in Education” ~ Dillon Tauzin, Loyola University New Orleans



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