The Carl Menger Essay Contest
Steven HorwitzThanks to the generosity of a group of recent GMU PhD's, the Society
for the Development of Austrian Economics is happy to announce the
first annual Carl Menger Essay Contest for undergraduates. A summary
is below, but the full flyer can be found here. Encourage your students to apply.
The Society for the Development of Austrian Economics is pleased to
announce the inaugural Carl Menger Essay Contest. The purpose of the
contest is to recognize and encourage undergraduate scholarship in the
Austrian tradition and the broadly catallactic approach to social
science which it represents, an approach common also to the Scottish
Enlightenment of Smith and Hume, the French Liberal School of Say and
Bastiat, the Virginia School of Buchanan and Tullock, the UCLA price
theory of Alchian and Demsetz, and the Bloomington School of Vincent
and Elinor Ostrom, among others. We invite essays that explore,
advance, challenge, or apply the ideas of these and related schools of
The contest is open to undergraduate students and recent graduates from
any discipline. Entrants must be enrolled in undergraduate coursework
at some point during the 2010 calendar year, and must not hold a
Bachelor’s or equivalent degree as of January 31, 2010. Those
graduating at the end of the spring or summer are eligible.
Three winners will receive $1,000 each conditional on attending and presenting their essays at the Society’s annual meeting at the Southern Economic Association conference (southerneconomic.org). The conference takes place on November 20-22, 2010 at the Sheraton Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia.