Sep 1

2017 Don Lavoie Memorial Graduate Student Essay Competition

The Society for the Development of Austrian Economics is pleased to announce that submissions for the 2017 Don Lavoie Memorial Graduate Student Essay Competition are now being accepted. Submissions will be accepted from advanced PhD students in economics or other relevant disciplines anywhere in the world. The competition is limited to thesis chapters and/or other research that is geared toward publication in the professional journals; submissions should adhere to appropriate standards of academic writing and should be on a topic relevant to Austrian economics. There is no word limit and students submitting papers to this competition will retain all publication rights to their work; however, winners are encouraged to submit their papers to The Review of Austrian Economics for possible publication.

Three prizes are given, each worth $1000, to be used to pay expenses to attend the Southern Economic Association meetings this November 17-19, 2017 in Tampa, FL where the winners will present their work on a special panel. Prize awards are contingent on attending the SEA meetings and the SDAE’s annual business meeting and awards banquet on Saturday, November 18.

The prize committee consists of:
Peter Boettke, Committee Chair, George Mason University
Emily Chamlee-Wright, Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University
Steven Horwitz, Ball State University
David Prychitko, Northern Michigan University
Virgil Storr, Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Deadline for submissions is October 3, 2017. Decisions will be made on or around October 10.

Please include a copy of your CV with your submission. All questions and submissions should be sent electronically to Stephen Zimmer at

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