Today the Society for the Development of Austrian Economics (SDAE) announced the winners of the annual Carl Menger Essay Contest for undergraduates. The purpose of this contest is to recognize and encourage undergraduate scholarship in classical liberal political economy. One of the three winners, Sean Hernandez, is a FEE alum who attended the 2013 "Going Green: Free Market Environmentalism" summer seminar. We at FEE would like to congratulate Sean on his achievement.
Here's the official announcement:
The Society for the Development of Austrian Economics is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Carl Menger Essay Contest for undergraduate students. Professors Jeremy Horpedahl, Daniel Smith, and Michael Thomas were this year’s judges. All entries were anonymous.
The prize comes with $500 plus a travel stipend and three nights accommodations at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina to attend and present at the Southern Economic Association in November. A panel featuring the winning papers will take place on Sunday, November 24. The prizes will be presented at the Society’s annual dinner that same evening. These prizes are made possible thanks to the generous support of the Foundation for Economic Education and the Charles Koch Foundation.
This year’s winners are:
Sean Hernandez, University of Southern California, "On the Catallactics of Global Warming and Environmental Futurism"
Benjamin Lyons, George Mason University, "How Competition Creates Economics: Comparing Capitalism to the Alternatives"
Patrick Testa, Loyola University New Orleans, "Obesity as a Knowledge Problem: A Political Economy of the American Diet"
The Prize Committee would like to extend its sincerest thanks to all the entrants.