International Conference of Prices & Markets 2017



The International Conference of Prices & Markets is pleased to announce the 2017 iteration of the event Saturday November 11th in Toronto. This will be the 6th anniversary of the conference, with a special opening reception marking the occasion on Friday November 10th.

STUDENTS ATTEND FREE! (Please register.)

Our event will feature David Howden, Martin Sibileau, Shawn Ritenour, Grahame Booker, Ash Navabi, Glenn Fox, Georges Bragues, Pierre Desrochers, Jeffrey M. Herbener, Predrag Rajsic, and Joseph Salerno. A full schedule is forthcoming.

The ICPM is designed to combine the opportunities of a professional meeting, with the added attraction of hearing and presenting new and innovative research, engaging in vigorous debate, and interacting with like-minded scholars who share research interests.

Past speakers include Austrian economists Drs. David Howden, Joseph Salerno, Glenn Fox, Thorsten Polleit, George Bragues, Mark Thornton and many others. The International Conference of Prices & Markets will be held November 10-11, 2016 on the campus of the University of Toronto.



Friday, November 10th

7:00 p.m.

Opening Reception

Fox & Fiddle
280 Bloor St W.
Toronto, ON
M5S 3B6

RSVP here.

Saturday, November 11th


Astronomy and Astrophysics Building
Room AB 107
University of Toronto
50 St George St,
Toronto, ON
M5S 3H4


8:30 — 9:30

Coffee, refreshments and registration opens

9:30 — 10:30

Session 1

Martin Sibileau, independent scholar, “An Austrian View on Capital Structure”

David Howden, Saint Louis University – Madrid Campus, “The Evolution of the Natural Rate of Interest”

Jeffrey Herbener, Grove City College, “Is the virus of international macroeconomic interventionism infectious? An ABCT analysis” (with Lucas Engelhart and Walter Block)

10:30 — 10:45  Break

10:45 – 11:45

Session 2

Grahame Booker, University of Waterloo and University College, Oxford, retired, “Some Remarks About Liberty”

George Bragues, University of Guelph – Humber, “Cooperation and Excellence: A Premodern Case for Capitalism”

Predrag Raijsic, University of Guelph, “Opportunities and Obstacles to the Private Access of Crown Land in Canada”

11:45 — 1:15  Lunch

1:15 – 2:15

Session 3

Ash Navabi, George Mason University, “A Monopsony is Necessarily a Monopoly”

Joseph T. Salerno, Pace University, “The ´Income Effect´ in Causal — Realist Price Theory”

Glenn Fox, University of Guelph, “Does Austrian Economics Have Anything Left to Contribute to the Mainstream?”

2:15 — 2:30 Break

2:30 — 3:30

Session 4

Shawn Ritenour, Grove City College, “The Original Sin of Banking”

David Howden, Saint Louis University – Madrid Campus, “Revising the Money Multiplier”

Pierre Desrochers, University of Toronto, “Towards a Typology of Local Food Movements:  Some Historical Perspective”

3:30 — 4:30 p.m

Closing Remarks

David Howden, Ludwig von Mises Institute Canada, Wrap up and final comments

Informal Closing Reception


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Toronto, ON
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