Society for the Development of Austrian Economics

Upcoming Conference

2017 SDAE

The annual dinner and business meeting of the Society for the Development of Austrian Economics will be held during the Southern Economics Association annual meetings

November 17-19, 2017 | Tampa, FL  

Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina

Call for papers

Members interested in presenting papers, serving as chairs or discussants, or proposing entire panels should submit proposals by Friday, April 1, 2017

Please submit papers and panels to the following email address:

All paper submissions, must include a pdf or Word document containing the paper title, two JEL-Codes, an abstract of no more than 100 words (700 characters), as well as the following information for each co-author:

1. First name
2. Last name
3. Affiliation (Institution)
4. Street Address
5. City, State
6. ZIP Code
7. Phone Number
8. Email Address

If you are proposing a paper for presentation, we assume that you will serve as a chair or discussant (if needed) for at least one other conference session. If you wish only to serve as a chair or discussant, please indicate so in your submission. Note that each session during the SEA meetings lasts one hour and forty-five minutes and typically has four or more participants. Finally, please also note that the conference organizers have to be free to place your paper or panel on any of the conference days.

SDAE members who are current in their annual membership dues are given priority for panels.

Dinner Details

The 2017 SDAE dinner and business meeting will take place on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the Tampa Marriott Waterside in Il Terrazzo. We will present the annual best book and best article SDAE prizes and recognize the Lavoie Prize and Menger Contest winners, as well as Diana Thomas’s presidential address and our business meeting.

We will start with a reception from 7:00pm to 8:00pm and then continue with dinner and programming at 8:00pm. The dinner will conclude by 10:30pm. The cost of this year’s dinner is $135 ($100 for students) and includes membership in the SDAE. Please register via this survey by Friday, November 3, 2017.

The menu and entrée choices:

SALAD: Mixed Greens Salad


  • Quinoa Crusted Chicken Breast with Apricot Coconut Curry Glaze
  • Grilled Filet Mignon with Roasted Cipollini Onion & Cabernet Demi Glace
  • Porcini Crusted Salmon with Blackberry Pinot Noir Glaze
  • Chef’s Vegan Selection

DESSERT: Chocolate Cherry Torte - Flourless Soufflé with Sour Cherry Compote

A cash bar will be available during the reception and dinner. All attendees will receive one drink ticket for the bar.

To save time at the door, payment in advanced is strongly encouraged. Details on paying via PayPal (preferred) or check are included on the registration site.


2017 SDAE Prizes for best book and best article recently published in Austrian Economics

The following conditions apply:

  1. The books and articles nominated must have been published between January 1, 2015 and August 31, 2017. Edited volumes and short monographs are not eligible for the book prize.
  2. Nominations should be submitted via this survey.
  3. All nominations must be received no later than October 16, 2017.
  4. 4. Self-nominations will not be accepted.

Recipients will be required to submit a short blog post on their winning book or article for posting on the SDAE website. Winners will be announced at the SDAE annual dinner and business meeting.

Questions may be directed to Virgil Storr (

2017 Don Lavoie Memorial Graduate Student Essay Competition

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. 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 annual meetings 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, 2017. Deadline for submissions is October 3, 2017

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

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