Rothbard University 2017

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“It is no crime to be ignorant of economics, which is, after all, a specialized discipline and one that most people consider to be a ‘dismal science.’ But it is totally irresponsible to have a loud and vociferous opinion on economic subjects while remaining in this state of ignorance.”  
— Murray Rothbard

Causal-Realist Economics, for the Real World
July 19th to 22nd, 2017
University of Toronto Campus
Location TBA

Rothbard University is the first instructional program of its kind in Canada: a 3-day collection of lectures, courses, and engaged discourse about the Austrian school of economics, in the past led by dynamic thinkers such as David Howden, Glenn Fox, Shawn Ritenour, and Pierre Desrochers.

Rothbard University will allow you to meet fellow-minded individuals, new friends and establish a network that you can draw on the rest of your life. Share your experiences and learn from others, all in the environment surrounded by like-minded aspiring Austrian economists. All accepted students will attend for free, including accommodations and tuition.

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Students

There is no tuition fee for Rothbard University for students who are accepted. All students who are accepted on full scholarship will receive complimentary admission to all sessions, lectures, refreshment breaks, and a double-occupancy dormitory room for 3 nights. Students are required to arrange for and pay any costs associated with travel and food.

Non-Students

Just as with last year’s inaugural program, we’ve opened the event to the public. Non-students are welcome to register to attend for only $400 for the full program or $200 for one day. Registration will open soon.

Schedule

Day Time Session Speaker
Wednesday 20
6:30-7:00pm Faculty introductions
7:00-8:00pm
Thursday 21
8:00-9:00am Breakfast
09:00-9:45am Praxeology and the Method of Austrian Economics Ritenour
9:45-10:00am Break
10:00-10:45 Subjectivity and Price Determination Fox
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-11:45 Entrepreneurship Ritenour
11:45-12:45pm Lunch
12:45-1:30pm The Invisible Hand’s Green Thumb, Part 1 Desrochers and Joanna Szurmak
1:30-1:45pm Break
1:45-2:30pm Price Controls Rajsic
2:30-2:45pm Break
2:45-3:30pm The Use of Knowledge in Society Fox
3:30-3:45pm Break
3:45-4:45pm The Invisible Hand’s Green Thumb, Part 2 Desrochers and Joanna Szurmak
4:45-5:15pm Q&A with the faculty
Friday 22
8:00-9:00am Breakfast
9:00-9:45am Economic Calculation and Socialism Rajsic
9:45-10:00am Break
10:00-10:45 Pre-History of the Austrian School Ritenour
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-11:45 Competition and Monopoly Fox
11:45-12:45pm Lunch
12:45-1:30pm Money Ritenour
1:30-1:45pm Break
1:45-2:30pm Banking 1 Howden
2:30-2:45pm Break
2:45-3:30pm Capital Theory and the Structure of Production Fox
3:30-3:45pm Break
3:45-4:45pm Banking 2 Howden
4:45-5:15pm Q&A with the faculty
Saturday 23
8:00-9:00am Breakfast
9:00-9:45am A Modern History of the Austrian School Ritenour
9:45-10:00am Break
10:00-10:45 Natural Law and Property Rights Rajsic
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-11:45 Austrian business cycle theory I Howden
11:45-12:45pm Lunch
12:45-1:30pm Sustainable Development Fox
1:30-1:45pm Break
1:45-2:30pm Labour Unions Rajsic
2:30-2:45pm Lunch
2:45-3:30pm Austrian business cycle theory II Howden
3:30-3:45pm Break
3:45-4:45pm Copyright and Patent Law Rajsic
4:45-5:15pm Q&A with the faculty

 

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Rothbard University 2017