Nov 9

Don Lavoie Memorial Graduate Student Essay Competition Winners for 2016

The Society for the Development of Austrian Economics is pleased to announce the winners of the Don Lavoie Memorial Graduate Student Essay Competition. Three prizes are given, each worth $1000, to be used to pay expenses to attend the Southern Economic Association meetings this November in Washington, D.C., where the winners will present their work on a special panel at 2:00pm, Sunday, November 20, 2016. Prize awards are contingent on attending the SEA meetings and the SDAE’s annual business meeting and awards banquet.

This year’s winners are:

Rosolino Candela
George Mason University
“The Political Economy of Italian Unification in Sicily: Insecurity of Property Rights and the Role of Land Reform”

Raymond J. March
Texas Tech University
“Skin in the Game: Comparing The Private and Public Regulation of Isotretinoin”

Raymond Niles
George Mason University
“The unresolved problem of gratuitous credit in Austrian banking theory”

Thank you all for your submissions to the Fall 2016 Don Lavoie Memorial Graduate Student Essay Competition. The Evaluation Committee was very pleased with the quality of work and consideration that was reflected in all of this year’s submissions.

This year’s prize committee consisted of:
Peter Boettke, George Mason University
Steven Horwitz, St. Lawrence University
David Prychitko, Northern Michigan University
Emily Chamlee-Wright, Washington College
Virgil Storr, Mercatus Center at George Mason University

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