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The Life, Times, and Work of Ludwig von Mises <br />(A George and Joele Eddy Seminar)

July 23-27 2007

Mises Institute, Auburn, Alabama

 Jörg Guido Hülsmann spent nearly eight years on his seminal biography of Ludwig von Mises. In this weeklong course, he explains how Mises's life took dramatic turns, what contributions he made to the social sciences, how Mises never gave up and never gave in.

Because of generous sponsors, the registration fee is being waived for students, faculty, and current Mises Institute Members.

REGISTER ONLINE NOW.

The seminar will consist of two primary lectures per day for five days, and discussion time with the professor.  Registration takes place Monday morning, 9:30 - 10:00.  Morning sessions are 10:00 - 11:30 Central Time and afternoon sessions are 2:00 - 3:30, Monday through Friday, with a pizza party on Thursday afternoon at 5:00.  The Mises Institute will provide a shuttle that departs from the front of Cambridge Dormitory Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m. Central Time, going to the Mises Institute, and returning each afternoon at 4:00.   On Thursday, the shuttle will return to the dorm at 6:00 p.m., after the pizza party.

SCHEDULE

1. Formative Years [day 1, morning]
2. The Austrian School Around 1900 [day 1, afternoon]
3. Theory of Money and Credit [day 2, morning]
4. The Great War and Its Aftermath [day 2, afternoon]
5. A Copernican Shift [day 3, morning]
6. Mises in His Prime [day 3, afternoon]
7. Years in Geneva [day 4, morning]
8. Nationalökonomie [day 4, afternoon]
9. New Life in America [day 5, morning]
10. Birth, Decline, and Rebirth of the Second Mises Revolution [day 5, afternoon]

SUGGESTED BACKGROUND READINGS

For a general survey, see Murray N. Rothbard, Ludwig von Mises: Scholar, Creator, Hero (Auburn, Ala.: Mises Institute, 1988).  <!--[endif]-->

1. Formative Years [day 1, morning]
Adele von Mises: A Day in the House of My Parents
Ludwig von Mises: Recollections from the University of Vienna
Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn: The Cultural Background of Ludwig von Mises
Richard Ebeling: Ludwig von Mises and the Vienna of his Time, part I

2. The Austrian School Around 1900 [day 1, afternoon]
Ludwig von Mises: Historical Setting of the Austrian School

Joseph Salerno: Carl Menger
Roger Garrison: Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk
A.M. Endres: Wieser’s Contribution and the Menger Tradition

3. Theory of Money and Credit [day 2, morning]
Ludwig von Mises, Theory of Money and Credit

4. The Great War and Its Aftermath [day 2, afternoon]
Richard Ebeling: The Great Austrian Inflation

5. A Copernican Shift [day 3, morning]
Guido Hülsmann: From Value Theory to Praxeology

6. Mises in His Prime [day 3, afternoon]
Gottfried Haberler: Reminiscences of Mises’s Private Seminar

7. Years in Geneva [day 4, morning]
Hansjörg Klausinger: From Mises to Morgenstern
Mises Institute: The Story of the Lost Papers

8. Nationalökonomie / Human Action [day 4, afternoon]
Ludwig von Mises: The Why of Human Action

Joseph Salerno: The Place of Human Action in the Development of Modern Economic Thought

9. New Life in America [day 5, morning]
Peter Klein: Why Intellectuals Still Support Socialism

BK Marcus: The Movement before Mises

10. Birth, Decline, and Rebirth of the Second Mises Revolution [day 5, afternoon]
Murray Rothbard: The Science of Liberty (Interview)
Hans Sennholz: Memories of Ludwig von Mises
Hans Sennholz: Finding My Way


Dormitory rooms are available for $35 per person per night double-occupancy or $45 per night single-occupancy. (Note:  dormitory accommodations are spartan.)  For other Auburn accommodations, go here. For Atlanta-Auburn airport shuttles, see Express85.

Students may also apply for travel grants and dormitory scholarships by submitting the online application form along with a copy of student ID and an informal transcript copy. This information can be mailed to Mises Seminar Scholarship Committee, Mises Institute, 518 West Magnolia Avenue, Auburn, Alabama 36832, or faxed to 734-448-8148, or emailed to pat@mises.org.

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