Society for the Development of Austrian Economics

Upcoming Conference

2018 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 18-20, 2018 | Washington, DC  

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

Call for papers

Members interested in presenting papers, serving as chairs or discussants, or proposing entire panels should submit proposals by Friday, March 23, 2018

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.

Each session during the SEA meetings lasts one hour and forty-five minutes with typically four presentations per session.

The conference organizers have to be free to place your paper or panel on any of the conference days; thus, we do not have the ability to schedule presentations on a specific day. 

If your paper or panel is accepted for presentation, participation is expected and SEA conference registration is required.

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

Dinner Details

Please join us for the 2018 SDAE annual dinner and business meeting on Monday November 19th, 2018 at the Marriott Marquis, Washington DC (Georgetown Meeting Room).

The event will begin with a reception at 7:00 pm and continues with dinner at 8:00 pm.

Dinner prices are $140 for regular members and $105 for students, which includes membership dues. 

Please register and pay here.

We hope to see you in Washington D.C. in November. 


2018 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, 2016 and August 31, 2018. 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 15, 2018.

  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 Adam Martin (

2018 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. Deadline for submissions is October 3, 2018. Decisions will be made on or around October 10, 2018.

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 Karla Moran (