The Loyola University New Orleans Economics Department Calendar

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The Loyola University New Orleans Economics Department presents four different programs. They are as follows:

I. Economics Club

Meets on Thursdays in room #208 Miller Hall; pizza at 12:15pm, program at 12:30pm, event ends at 1:45pm.

September 8: Omar Wasow, Ph.D. candidate in African American studies and Government at Harvard University, “The Drug War, Punishment and Inequality in America.”

September 22: Bill Barnett, Professor of Economics and Chase Bank Distinguished Professor of International Business, “The State of America’s Macroeconomy.”

October 13: Ed Lopez Associate Professor of Economics, San Jose State University, “The Ab(Use) of Takings for Economic Development.”

October 27: Mark Skousen, Austrian Economist, Organizer of Freedom Fest, “The Job Crisis: How to Solve the Unemployment Problem and Find Work When You Graduate.”

November 3: TBA Student research presentations

November 17: TBA Student research presentations

II. Special Weekend Event:

Friday, October 21–Sunday, October 23: “Exploring Liberty” with The Institute for Humane Studies; location on Loyola Campus TBA; apply for this event by requesting admission of Dan D’Amico (

III. Austrian classics book seminar:

September 23: “Economic Calculation in The Socialist Commonwealth
This is a very important 46 page article by Mises on socialism.

October 28: Mises “Bureaucracy

November 4: Israel Kirzner, “Competition and Entrepreneurship

December 2: Friedrich Hayek, Individualism and Economic Order

IV. Libertarian book seminar:

September 30: Jeff Tucker: “Bourbon for Breakfast

October 7: Robert Higgs, “Crisis and Leviathan” (we are delighted that Bob Higgs will be joining us for this super event)

November 11: F.A. Hayek, “The Road to Serfdom,” plus these readings on that book:

Block, Walter E. 1996. “Hayek’s Road to Serfdom,” Journal of Libertarian Studies: An Interdisciplinary Review, Vol. 12, No. 2, Fall, pp. 327–350,

Block, Walter E. 2006. “Fanatical, Not Reasonable: A Short Correspondence Between Walter E. Block and Milton Friedman (on Friedrich Hayek’s Road to Serfdom)” Journal of Libertarian Studies, Vol. 20, No. 3, Summer, pp. 61–80;

December 9: Libertarian seminar Eugen Richter, “Pictures of a Socialist Future

Both the Austrian classics book seminar and the Libertarian book seminar meet on Friday afternoons from 3:30–5:30pm (dinner afterward, but not always) in room #324 Miller Hall. Some of the readings will be available for free on the web. Whether these books are available on the web or not, we are able to make you the following offer: Purchase the book on your own; bring it and the receipt for it to the meeting at which we discuss that particular reading, and we will reimburse you for that book. If you are in the Big Easy for any of these dates, c’mon and join us.

9:43 pm on September 13, 2011