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August 5-8: Clemson, SC - Clemson University

Check in: Norris Hall  - Klugh Ave, Clemson, SC 29634 - Map

Lectures: Brackett Hall - 321 Calhoun Dr, Clemson, SC - Map


What really caused the 2008 Housing Crisis? Why can’t socialism and central planning work? Why do we add more and more regulations and yet still have scandals like Enron and Bernie Madoff? What are the main drivers of innovation and progress?

Find out the answers to the questions and more as you learn about the Austrian School of Economics. This school has a long tradition, but until recently has been relegated to the fringes of the economic world. With the recent financial crises, however, people are taking notice of the lessons of Menger, Mises, and Hayek to understand what happened and how we can prevent the dreaded Boom and Bust Cycle.



Monday, August 5, 2013- Brackett 100

12:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Seminar Check in- Norris Hall

4:00 pm – 5:15 pm: What is Austrian Economics? (Steve Horwitz)

5:30 pm – 6:45 pm: Dinner 

7:00 pm – 8:15 pm: Marginal Revolution: The Origins of the Austrian School (Paul Cwik )


Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - Brackett 100

7:00 am – 8:30 am: Breakfast 

8:30 am – 9:45 am: The Science of Human Action (Paul Cwik)

10:00 am – 11:15 am: Profit and Loss: Why are They so Important? (Steve Horwitz)

11:30 am – 12:45 pm: Activity

12:45 pm – 2:00 pm: Lunch 

2:00 pm – 3:15 pm: Why Can’t Socialism Work? (Ivan Pongracic)

3:30 pm – 4:45 pm: Dr. Hayek or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Market (Alex Padilla)

5:00 pm &