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Jul 21, 2005 9:19 am

Don Lavoie Memorial Essay Competition

The Society for the Development of Austrian Economics is please to announce that submissions for the Don Lavoie Memorial Graduate Student Essay Competition are now being accepted. Submissions will be accepted from students enrolled in a graduate program in economics or other relevant disciplines anywhere in the world. Essays should make use of and forward the work of the Austrian school of economics. Three prizes are given, each worth $1000, to be used to pay expenses to attend the Southern Economic Association meetings this November in Washington, where the winners will present their work on a special panel. Prize awards are contingent on attending the SEA meetings and the SDAE’s annual business meeting and awards banquet.

The prize committee consists of:

Peter Boettke, George Mason University
Emily Chamlee-Wright, Beloit College
Steven Horwitz, St. Lawrence University
David Prychitko, Northern Michigan University

Deadline for submissions is September 1, 2005. Decisions will be made by September 15.

All questions and submissions should be sent, either electronically or by mail, to:

Peter Boettke
Department of Economics
George Mason University, MSN 3G4
Fairfax, VA 22030

More information on the SDAE can be found here.

I know that many L&P contributors and readers knew and admired Don. Feel free to pass this announcement on to other blogs or websites, or communicate it to colleagues and students at your schools.

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Steven Horwitz - 7/22/2005

Thanks a bunch Tom. That competition has been around for a number of years and Pete decided to name it in Don's memory after his passing in 2001.

Tom G Palmer - 7/22/2005

This is a great way of honoring Don's generosity and kindness.

I'll be sure to promote this in Europe. I'll start sending out some emails this afternoon!