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How Does an Economy Grow? A Seminar for High School and College Students

November 8

Mises Institute - Auburn, Alabama

How Does an Economy Grow? is the next in our series of seminars for high school and college students. Attendance is open to homeschool, public, or private high school students and their chaperones or teachers, and college students. Through the generosity of one of our donors this seminar is free to everyone. To attend the live sessions, at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, fill out the registration form at the bottom of this page. In addition, all of the sessions will be broadcast live and can be viewed either from the homepage of Mises.org or through the Mises Academy here  on the day of the event.  Special thanks to an anonymous donor for making this event possible.


Tentative Schedule

All times Central Time Zone.
9:30 a.m. Registration and refreshments (on-site attendees)
9:50 a.m. Welcome
10:00 a.m. Daniel Sanchez "Nothing Fishy About Growth"
10:20 a.m. 
Mark Thornton "The Ingredients of Economic Growth"
10:40 a.m. Peter Klein "How Entrepreneurs Make an Economy Grow"
11:00 a.m. All-faculty panel with Q&A
11:30 a.m. Adjourn

Suggested Readings:

Dr. Klein
Peter G. Klein, “Entrepreneurship and Creative Destruction,” in Brendan Miller, ed., The 4% Solution: How to Unleash the Economic Boom America Needs in the Twenty-First Century (New York: Crown Business, 2012), pp. 116-26.

Dr. Thornton
Frédéric Bastiat, Excerpt from “That Which Is Seen, and That Which Is Not Seen,” in The Bastiat Collection (Auburn, Ala.: Mises Institute, 2011).

The Mises Bookstore will be open throughout the day, with student discounts.

Driving directions to the Mises Institute. Free parking.

To attend in Auburn please use the form below.  Or contact Kristy Holmes at 334-321-2101 or email her.



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