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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

Mises University

The 2017 Mises University will be held July 23-29 in Auburn, Alabama.  Scholarships are available for the week long study of Austrian Economics that include tuition, room, and board. 

Application Deadline: May 1st.

Cato University College of Economics

The 2017 Summer Economics Seminar will be held in Newport Beach, CA from July 27th -29th.

Independent Institute

The 2017 Challenge of Liberty Summer Seminars are June 26-30 (Santa Clara, CA). 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 2017, Bryn Mawr College, Philadelphia, PA – June 10-16 and 17-23; Wake Forest, NC, June 3-9

Application Deadline: March 31st

PERC (Property and Environment Research Center)

The 2017 Enhancing Environmental Quality through Property Rights and Markets program is offered in Bozeman, Montana from June 12-17. Application Deadline: March 13th

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 3rd -July 28th.

Application Deadline: March 15th.


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