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Conferences and Seminars

Economics Conferences and Seminars

The following is a list of summer seminars that are available to undergraduate students who are seeking to learn more about capitalism.  Interested WKU students can apply directly through the program links below for admission and for scholarships. Additional scholarship money may be available from the WKU Economics Department.


Summer Seminars


Clemson Institute


The 2016 Capitalism: Unlocking Human Potential summer conference will take place at Clemson University from May 26th through May 29th.  Students can apply for scholarships that include tuition, room, board, and a travel stipend.  Application Deadline: March 31st.  


Mises University


The 2016 Mises University will be held July 24-30 in Auburn, Alabama.  Scholarships are available for the weeklong study of Austrian Economics that include tuition, room, and board.  Application Deadline: April 1st.


Cato University  


The 2016 Summer Seminar on Political Economy will be held at the Cato Institute in Washington D.C. from July 24th -29th.


Independent Institute


The 2016 Challenge of Liberty Summer Seminars are June 20-24 (Santa Clara, CA) and July 18-22 (Colorado Springs, CO). The Independent Institute is a non-profit, non-partisan, scholarly research and educational organization that sponsors in-depth studies of critical social and economic issues.  It is located in Oakland California. Application Deadline: March 31st


Institute for Humane Studies


In 2016, Bryn Mawr College, Philadelphia, PA – June 4-10;11-17;18-24; July 16-22, Wake Forest, NC, July 7-11 Application Deadline: March 31st


PERC (Property and Environment Research Center)


The 2016 Property Rights, Markets and Freedom program is offered in Bozeman, Montana from June 21-26. Application Deadline: March 10th


The Fund for American Studies


Live, learn, and intern in Washington D.C.  Take two classes in comparative economic and political systems at Georgetown University while interning in Washington D.C.  June 4th -July 29th.


Application Deadline: March 16th.




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