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Why Economics Matters: High-School Seminar in Houston (Sponsored by Jeremy S. Davis)

January 13

Houston, Texas

Students need to prepare now for their economic future. The study of economics is essential, whether in preparing for college classes or deciding on a profession that can make your work skills competitive.  

There is no fee for students and their chaperones, but pre-registration is required.  Attendance is limited to students and their chaperones or teachers.

Tentative Schedule
9:30 a.m.  Registration and coffee  (Ballroom, near Main Lobby)
10:00 a.m.  Welcome, Douglas French
10:15 a.m.  Robert Murphy "Why Everyone Should Learn Basic Economics"
10:45 a.m.  Douglas French "What's Cost Got to Do With It?"
11:15 a.m.  Discussion and refreshments 
11:30 a.m   Robert Murphy "What Young People Should Do in Today's Economy"
Noon            Q&A with Douglas French and Robert Murphy
12:30 p.m.  Adjourn

The event takes place in the Ballroom of the Hilton Houston Post Oak, 2001 Post Oak Blvd, in Houston.   For accommodations at the Hilton Post Oak or directions, call 713-961-9300 before January 3 and mention the Mises Institute for a special rate of $129 plus tax per night.   Self-parking at the Hilton is available at $6 for January 13 and $13 for valet (overnight is more).   Attire is casual.

Recommended Readings: Economics in One Lesson and Lessons for the Young Economist

A limited Mises Bookstore will be open on January 13 during this seminar, with an expanded selection at the Mises Circle in the same location on January 14.  Discount coupons will be available at the high-school seminar for students who wish to return and shop at the expanded Mises Bookstore on January 14.  

Students are also welcome to attend the Mises Circle on January 14.  Pre-registration is required.  

To register for the January 13 high-school seminar please use the form below.  Or contact Kristy Holmes at 334-321-2101 or email her.  


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