Announcement
April 1, 2018

Hayek Program Scholars Attend 2018 APEE Meetings

At the 2018 Annual Meetings of the Association of Private Enterprise Education, F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics scholars will present papers and engage in discussions with their academic peers. In addition to our Hayek Program scholars, 11 current fellows and 21 alumni of Academic & Student Programs will be participating this year. The meetings will occur in Las Vegas, Nevada from April 1-4, 2018.

Founded in 1963, the Association of Private Enterprise Education was created by educators and business people committed to furthering economic understanding. The Association believes that individual knowledge and understanding of a society based on freedom in enterprise and personal life can provide an environment in which people can fulfill their greatest potential. The Association acts as a network to provide members with information, interaction, and support in their efforts to put into action an accurate and objective understanding of private enterprise systems. For more information, visit apee.org.

Below is a list of sessions that include papers or presentations from Hayek Program scholars, denoted in bold. Any current Fellows or alumni also in these sessions are marked with an asterisk. For a full conference schedule, visit apee.org.

Monday, April 2

[2.A.6] Research on Women and Gender
Monday, April 2, 2018 | 8:00 - 9:15 am

Organizer: Roberta Herzberg, Mercatus Center
Session Chair: Stefanie J. Haeffele, George Mason University

Papers:
Blazing a Path: Elinor Ostrom's Long Road to Leadership in Economics
Roberta Herzberg, Mercatus Center

Economic Freedom and the Well-Being of Women
Rosemarie Fike, Texas Christian University*

Does Women’s History Matter? Towards the Institutional Analysis of Gender Discrimination
Jayme Lemke, Mercatus Center at George Mason University

The Gender Wage Gap and Regulation
Kathleen Sheehan, Creighton University*
Diana Thomas, Creighton University*

 

[2.A.11] Panel on Innovation Unbound: Sustaining Economic Dynamism
Monday, April 2, 2018 | 8:00 - 9:15 am

Organizer: Arthur M. Diamond, University of Nebraska Omaha
Moderator: Arthur M. Diamond, University of Nebraska Omaha

Panelists:
Arthur M. Diamond, University of Nebraska Omaha
Peter Boettke, George Mason University
Art Carden, Samford University
John D. Chisholm, John Chisholm Ventures
Edward J. Lopez, Western Carolina University*

 

[2.E.1] Emergencies and Disasters
Monday, April 2, 2018 | 1:10 - 2:25 pm
Session Chair: Stewart Dompe, George Mason University

Papers:
The Political Economy of Drought
Stewart Dompe, George Mason University

Bureaucracy and Post-Disaster Community Resilience
Anne Lynn Hobson, George Mason University*
Virgil Henry Storr, George Mason University
Stefanie J. Haeffele, George Mason University

Price Gouging Revisited: Toward an Economics-Informed Ethics of Substitution in Emergencies
Michael David Thomas, Creighton University*
Alexei Marcoux, Creighton University
Eric M. Peterson, Creighton University
Joseph M. Kleven, Creighton University

The Citizen's Dilemma and Climate Change: Markets as a Remedy
John Alcorn, Trinity College

 

[2.E.2] Breaking Stereotypes in Free Market Education
Monday, April 2, 2018 | 1:10 - 2:25 pm
Organizer: Gabriel Calzada, Universidad Francisco Marroquín
Session Chair: Clynton R. López Flores, Universidad Francisco Marroquín

Papers:
The Crisis of Economics
Clynton R. López Flores, Universidad Francisco Marroquín

Measuring Teacher Performance
Carmen L. Rodriguez, Universidad Francisco Marroquín

On the Cutting Edge of Homogeneity: The Political Affiliations of Elite Liberal Arts College Faculty
Mitchell B. Langbert, Brooklyn College, City University of New York

On How Not to Defend Free Markets
Neera K. Badhwar, University of Oklahoma

Redeeming Civility: A Vision of Civility Grounded in Human Dignity
Alexandra O. Hudson, Independent Scholar

 

[2.E.8] Hierarchy, Bureaucracy, and Liberty I
Monday, April 2, 2018 | 1:10 - 2:25 pm
Organizer: Alexander William Salter, Texas Tech University*
Session Chair: Alexander William Salter, Texas Tech University*

Papers:
The Political Economy of Rent Transfer
Bryan Cutsinger, George Mason University*

State-Provided Defense as Non-Comprehensive Planning: Dilemmas for a Free Society
Christopher J. Coyne, George Mason University
Abigail Hall, University of Tampa*

Social Capital and Social Justice: Why Liberalism is Essential
Alexander Craig, George Mason University*
Nathan P. Goodman, George Mason University*

Takanakuy: When Blood Boils
Edwar Enrique Escalante, Texas Tech University

The Role of Hierarchy in the Provision of Salvation Goods
Zac Gochenour, James Madison University*

 

[2.F.1] Work, Welfare, and Dependency
Monday, April 2, 2018 | 2:30 - 3:45 pm
Organizer: Roberta Herzberg, Mercatus Center
Session Chair: Roberta Herzberg, Mercatus Center

Papers:
Why Work Matters
Peter Boettke, George Mason University

Voluntary Associations as an Alternative to State Social Welfare Provision
Nathan P. Goodman, George Mason University*
Roberta Herzberg, Mercatus Center

Panelists:
Chris Fawson, Utah State University 
Charles Lammam, Fraser Institute

 

[2.F.6] Law and Economics
Monday, April 2, 2018 | 2:30 - 3:45 pm

Organizers: Andrew Young, Texas Tech University
Session Chairs: Estefania Lujan, Texas Tech University

Papers:
Debundling Accountability: Prosecutor and Public Defender Elections in Florida
Bryan C. McCannon, West Virginia University

State versus Customary Law in Guatemala
Estefania Lujan, Texas Tech University
Andrew Young, Texas Tech University

Trade or Raid in Statelessness: Acadian Settlers and Native Indians Before 1755
Vincent Geloso, Texas Tech University
Rosolino Candela, Brown University*

What Would It Cost Coase to See Clapton? A Consistent Approach to Opportunity Cost Accounting Methodology
Michael Giberson, Texas Tech University

Wealth-Destroying Private Property Rights
Colin Harris, George Mason University*
Peter Leeson, George Mason University

 

[2.G.6] Sound Money Project Panel Discussion on Cryptocurrencies: Gold or Hype?
Monday, April 2, 2018 | 3:50 - 5:05 pm

Organizer: Edward Peter Stringham, Trinity College and American Institute for Economic Research
Moderator: Gerald P. O'Driscoll, Cato Institute

Panelists:
Max Gulker, American Institute for Economic Research
Lawrence H. White, George Mason University
Gerald P. O'Driscoll, Cato Institute
Jerry L. Jordan, Pacific Academy for Advanced Studies
William J. Luther, Kenyon College*

 

[2.G.8] Hierarchy, Bureaucracy, and Liberty II
Monday, April 2, 2018 | 3:50 - 5:05 pm

Organizer: Alexander William Salter, Texas Tech University
Session Chair: Alexander William Salter, Texas Tech University

Papers:
Government vs. Governance: Libertarianism and Private Communities
Michael Makovi, Texas Tech University

Liberty Versus Bureaucracy on Native American Lands
Jordan Lofthouse, Mercatus Center at George Mason University*

Inadequate Housing and Adequate Solutions: An Analysis of Habitat for Humanity in Birmingham, Alabama
Stefanie J. Haeffele, George Mason University
Virgil Henry Storr, George Mason University

Centralization, Paternalism, and the War on Drugs
Thomas Savidge, George Mason University*

The Political Economy of Liberty and Hierarchy
John Robinson, George Mason University

 

Tuesday, April 3

[3.A.2] Monetary Topics
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 | 8:00 - 9:15 am

Organizer: Gerald P. O'Driscoll, Cato Institute
Moderator: Gerald P. O'Driscoll, Cato Institute

Panelists:
Hans Eicholz, Liberty Fund, Inc.
Thomas L. Hogan, Rice University*
William J. Luther, Kenyon College*
Thomas R. Saving, Texas A&M University 
Lawrence H. White, George Mason University

 

[3.A.3] Conflict, Defense, and Peace Economics
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 | 8:00 - 9:15 am
Organizers: Christopher J. Coyne, George Mason University
Moderator: Christopher J. Coyne, George Mason University

Panelists:
"Civil War and Institutional Change: A Case Study of Sierra Leone"
Colin W. O'Reilly, Creighton University

"The Political Economy of Whistleblowers"
Nathan P. Goodman, George Mason University*

"Foreign Intervention and State Capacity"
Ennio Emanuele Piano, Mercatus Center at George Mason University*

"The War on Terror & The War on Truth: Post-9/11 Propaganda"
Abigail Hall, University of Tampa*

 

[3.A.9] Addressing Big Issues in Economics & Economics Education
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 | 8:00 - 9:15 am

Organizer: Kim Holder, University of West Georgia
Session Chair: Peter Boettke, George Mason University

Papers:
Economic Literacy: Your Essential Reading List
Peter Boettke, George Mason University

Temporal Effects in Standard Evaluations of Teaching by Gender
Emily Marshall, Dickinson College
Whitney Buser, Young Harris College
Jill Hayter, East Tennessee State University

US Health Policy
Aaron Yelowitz, University of Kentucky

 

[3.A.10] Income Inequality: A Classical Liberal Perspective – I
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 | 8:00 - 9:15 am

Organizer: Gurumani P. Manish, Troy University*
Session Chairs: Gurumani P. Manish, Troy University*

Papers:
Trade and Inequality: Clarifying Ambiguities
Donald Boudreaux, George Mason University

Capitalism and Inequality: Two Views
Randall G. Holcombe, Florida State University

Government and the Economic History of American Income Inequality
Vincent Geloso, Texas Tech University

Liberalization and the Poor in India: An Analysis of the Ownership Patterns of Three Consumer Durables
Gurumani P. Manish, Troy University*

 

[3.C.11] Reaching Women with Free Market Economics
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 | 10:25 - 11:40 am

Organizer: Roberta Herzberg, Mercatus Center
Session Chair: Jayme Lemke, Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Papers:
Reaching Women in the Economics Classroom
Kalina Staub, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Expanding the Invitation List: Who Wants to Join the 'Intellectual Adventure'?
Jennifer Thompson, Center for the Study of Liberty
Bethany Erber, Center for the Study of Liberty

Seen and Not Heard: Finding Space at the Economics Table
Kim Holder, University of West Georgia

Creating Space for Women to Thrive in Academia
Stefanie J. Haeffele, George Mason University

 

[3.E.6] New Books
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 | 1:10 - 2:25 pm

Organizers: Benjamin Powell, Texas Tech University*
Session Chairs: Benjamin Powell, Texas Tech University*

Papers:
WTF!?
Peter Leeson, George Mason University

Tyranny Comes Home: The Domestic Fate of U.S. Militarism
Christopher J. Coyne, George Mason University
Abigail Hall, University of Tampa*

Universal Economics
Jerry L. Jordan, Pacific Academy for Advanced Studies

Enron Ascending: The Forgotten Years, 1984-1996
Robert Bradley Jr., Institute for Energy Research

Expert Failure
Roger Koppl, Syracuse University

 

[3.E.8] Income Inequality: A Classical Liberal Perspective – II
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 | 1:10 - 2:25 pm

Organizer: Stephen Miller, Troy University*
Session Chair: Stephen Miller, Troy University*

Papers:
Is the Market Wage the Just Wage? Market Power, Price Formation and Inequality
Peter Boettke, George Mason University
Rosolino Candela, Brown University*
Kaitlyn Woltz, George Mason University*

Taxation and Inequality as Economic History
Phillip W. Magness, Berry College

Inequality or Unfairness? Some Considerations from Political Economy
Steven Horwitz, Ball State University*

Inequality and the Gold Standard
Robert Murphy, Texas Tech University

 

[3.F.1] On Ending Monopoly Money
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 | 2:30 - 3:45 pm

Organizer: Jerry L. Jordan, Pacific Academy for Advanced Studies

Paper:
Cash, Crime, and Cryptocurrencies
William J. Luther, Kenyon College*

Moderator: Lawrence H. White, George Mason University

Panelists:
Jerry L. Jordan, Pacific Academy for Advanced Studies
Richard Rahn, Cato Institute

 

[3.F.3] The Enduring Contributions of James Buchanan
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 | 2:30 - 3:45 pm

Organizers: Edward J. Lopez, Western Carolina University*
Moderator: Cecil E. Bohanon, Ball State University

Panelists:
Peter Boettke, George Mason University
J.R. Clark, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Dwight R. Lee, Southern Methodist University
Cecil E. Bohanon, Ball State University
Edward J. Lopez, Western Carolina University*

 

[3.F.8] Contributions in the Tradition of the Bloomington School
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 | 2:30 - 3:45 pm

Organizer: Roberta Herzberg, Mercatus Center
Session Chair: Lenore Ealy, The Philanthropic Enterprise

Papers:
Sorting and Its Discontents: Group Formation as a Source of Tension in Constitutional Political Economy
Jayme Lemke, Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Give Us a Little Social Credit: A Near-Future Tug of War Between Explorers and Exploiters
Abigail Devereaux, George Mason University*

Policing, Civil Society, and External Aid: A Polycentric Perspective
Nathan P. Goodman, George Mason University*

Cuidacarros (Informal Parking Attendants) and the Emergence of Informal Parking Markets in Guatemala City
Katarina Hall, Universidad Francisco Marroquín*

 

[3.G.5] Topics in Theory
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 | 3:50 - 5:05 pm

Session Chairs: Hugo A. Eyzaguirre, Northern Michigan University

Papers:
The Rationality Assumption in Douglass North’s Uncertain, Non-ergodic World
Hugo A. Eyzaguirre, Northern Michigan University

Could the Success of Special Economic Zones Be Their Failure?
Sven Christoph Schuett, American Institute of Economic Research

Self-Governance: The Notion and its Context
Paul Dragos Aligica, George Mason University

Coca-Cola, Steve Jobs, and the Art of Sweeping a Tile Floor
Zach Silverman, CEVRO Institute

 

[3.G.6] Democracy in Chains: A Threat or an Opportunity?
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 | 3:50 - 5:05 pm

Organizer: Dwight R. Lee, Southern Methodist University
Session Chair: Dwight R. Lee, Southern Methodist University

Papers:
Ways to do History Badly
Bruce Caldwell, Duke University

The Growth of Truthiness: Can Academic Integrity Survive Social Media?
Michael C. Munger, Duke University

Was Jim Buchanan an ‘Evil Genius?’ No and No
David R. Henderson, Hoover Institution

Hayek, Buchanan, and the Challenge of Economic Policy
Karen Vaughn, George Mason University

 

[4.A.3] Virginia Political Economy
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 | 8:00 - 9:15 am

Organizer: Christopher J. Coyne, George Mason University
Moderator: Christopher J. Coyne, George Mason University

Panelists:
"Child-Bride Marriages and Female Welfare"
Paola A. Suarez, George Mason University*

"Virginia and Chicago: Complements or Substitutes"
Bryan Cutsinger, George Mason University*

"A Tale of Two Knights"
Rosolino Candela, Brown University*

"The Robust Political Economy of Public Venture Capital"
David Lucas, Mercatus Center at George Mason University*

 

[4.C.1] National Defense and Security
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 | 10:25 - 11:40 am

Session Chairs: Adam Moore, University of Washington

Papers:
Why Privacy and Accountability Trump Security
Adam Moore, University of Washington

War, Huh, What Is It Good For?
Clifford F. Thies, Shenandoah University

A Commons Waste Problem: Overutilizing Resources in the Defense Sector
Thomas K. Duncan, Radford University
Christopher J. Coyne, George Mason University

The Compradors: Navigating the Uneasy Exchange between Superpowers
Conor Fogarty, Ohio University

 

Wednesday, April 4

[4.D.4] Experiments and Agent-based Models
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 | 11:45 am - 1:05 pm

Session Chairs: Seung (Ginny) Choi, Saint Vincent College*

Papers:
Discovering Whom to Trust
Seung (Ginny) Choi, Saint Vincent College*
Virgil Henry Storr, George Mason University

Auctions with Endogenous Participation and an Uncertain Number of Bidders: Experimental Evidence
Lucas Rentschler, Utah State University
Diego Aycinena, Universidad del Rosario

One of Us: Voting Alike in Academic Departments
Adam Witham, Clemson University