IHS Graduate Student Newsletter Sample

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 December 2010


In this issue

> IHS Programs
> IHS Academic Events
> Fellowships, Awards & Jobs
> Conferences
> Opportunities for Students
> Resources
> Journals
> Books

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December 31 is the deadline for the IHS Humane Studies Fellowships of up to $15,000 for liberty advancing undergraduate or graduate study in the United States or abroad. Please visit www.theIHS.org/hsf for more information and application forms.


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IHS Programs

Humane Studies Fellowships
Awards of up to $15,000 for graduate students and outstanding undergraduates embarking on liberty-advancing careers in ideas. Deadline: December 31.

Policy Internship Program
Paid internships at think tanks and advocacy groups across the US during the summer of 2011. Program includes two career workshops in Washington, DC, and weekly lectures by academics and policy professionals. Deadline: January 31.

Journalism Internship Program
Opportunities in print, broadcast, new media, and non-profit, investigative journalism during the spring, summer, and fall. A journalism major is not required. Talented writers and speakers encouraged to apply. Summer deadline: January 31.

Kosmos is the new IHS academic networking website. Join and be part of a vibrant community of classical liberal scholars.

IHS Weekend Seminars
January 28-30, 2011:  Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA
February 11-13, 2011: Loyola, New Orleans
February 25-27, 2011: Duquesne, Pittsburgh
April 1-3, 2011: Northwood, Michigan

IHS Academic Events

IIHS @ American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division, Boston, December 26-30
Bill Glod of IHS will host a table at APA on Tuesday December 28th from 8:00 pm-11:00pm at the Marriott- Copley Place. RSVP Now.

IHS @ American Historical Association, Boston, January 6-9
Dr. Phillip Magness of IHS will be present at AHA. He would be happy to offer a free drink to IHS alumni and faculty attending the conference. Friday January 7th. 6:00-7:30pm. Champions Bar, Marriott Copley Place, second floor. RSVP to PMagness@ihs.gmu.edu.

IHS @ American Economics Association, Denver, CO, January 7-9
IHS will host a reception at the AEA. Friday January 7th. 6:00-7:30pm. Sheraton Governor’s Square 17. Local faculty and graduate students also welcome. RSVP Now.

IHS @ Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, March 31-April 4
Nigel Ashford of IHS will host a reception at MPSA.

IHS @ APEE, Nassau, Bahamas, April 10-12
Nigel Ashford and Colleen Haight of IHS will be attending the Association for Private Enterprise Education.

Fellowships, Awards & Jobs

Fellowships & Awards

Postdoctoral Fellowship, American Values and Institutions, Duke, NC
Duke University has a two year postdoctoral fellowship in American Values and Institutions. They are particularly interested in candidates who work on the executive branch regulatory system, but all candidates strong in statistical methods and applied game theory are welcome. munger@duke.edu

Postdoctoral Fellowship, American Democracy, University of Wisconsin, Madison, IL
American Democracy Forum promotes the study of American political thought, the principles of the American founding, and contemporary American democracy. Deadline: January 15.

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Environmental Economics, Rhodes College, TN
Deadline: March 15.

Fellowship, Public Policy, London School of Economics
Two year fellowship, ideally in comparative public policy. Deadline: January 7. Ref: TF/10/05.

Grants on Ayn Rand
Anthem Foundation for Objectivist Scholarship awards grants to institutions to support research, teaching or writing on Ayn Rand.

Travel Grants, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Postdoctoral travel grants are available to research in 29 countries. Deadline: February 2.


Congressional Budget Office
The Congressional Budget Office is seeking a large number of PhD economists in various areas.  

Economics, Claremont Graduate University, CA

Environmental Economics, Lindenwood University, MO

Finance or Development Economics, West Virginia University

Law & Economics, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Deadline: January 31.


Law & Economics, Guatemala City, Guatemala, March 17-18

Graduate Student Political Science, Atlanta, March 18

Stratification & Religion, University Park, PA, May 20-21
Call for papers. Deadline: January 15, 2011. emurtha@psu.edu

Capital Markets, London, June 9-10
Paul Wolley Centre at the LSE. Expense reimbursement available for paper givers. Deadline: March 14.

Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Chicago, IL, June 16-17
Call for papers: February 15.

Summer Institute for Israel Studies, Brandeis &/or Israel, June 21-July 4, July 6-14
Faculty Summer Institute for faculty who teach on Israel in their courses.
Deadline: January 21

Basel III & Finance, London, May 26-27
Bank of England. Deadline: February 15.

Austrian Student Scholars Conference, Grove City College, PA, February 18 - 19
Postgraduates and undergraduates are invited to submit papers on any aspect of Austrian economics. Cash prizes of $1,000, $750, and $500 will be awarded for the top three papers, respectively, as judged by a select panel of Grove City College faculty. Proposal Deadline: January 1. Paper deadline for prize eligibility: January 15. Send proposals to: jmherbener@gcc.edu.

Opportunities for Students

DC Internships, Fund for American Studies, Washington DC
Deadline: February 3.

Internships, Foundation for Economic Education, Atlanta
May 16- August 12. Paid internships. Deadline: March 1. internships@fee.org

Law Internships, Fund for American Studies, Washington DC
Deadline: February 11.


Documentary: Overdose: The Next Financial Crisis
Johan Norberg has turned his book into a documentary available free at the above link.

Hayek v. Keynes Rap Video II

History of Economic Thought Website

Journal of Entrepreneurship & Public Policy
The Editor, Noël Campbell, welcomes submissions for this new journal. NCampbell@uca.edu. Josh Hall, Book Review Editor, would welcome offers to review books from professors and graduate students. halljc@beloit.edu

Originalism Blog
New blog of the Center for the Study of Originalism at the University of San Diego.


Democracy and Deliberation
Critical Review 22, 2-3 (2010)

Libertarian Papers


Barro & Lee on Economic Integration in Asia
Robert Barro & Jong-Wha Lee, Costs and Benefits of Economic Integration in Asia (Oxford University Press)

Bhidé on Sensible Finance
Amar Bhidé, A Call for Judgment; Sensible Finance for a Dynamic Economy (Oxford University Press)

Blahous on Social Security
Charles Blahous, Social Security: the Unfinished Work (Hoover Institution Press)

Bouckaert on Property, Law and Economics
Boudewijn Bouckaert ed., Property Law and Economics (Elgar)

Bueno de Mesquita on Game Theory
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, The Predictioner’s Game: Using the Logic of Brazen Self Interest to See and Shape the Future (Random House)

Carl & Goodby on Energy
Jeremy Carl & James Goodby, Conversations About Energy: How the Experts See America’s Energy Choices (Hoover Institution Press)

Carpenter on the FDA and Regulation
Daniel Carpenter, Reputation and Power: Organizational Image and Pharmaceutical Regulation at the FDA (Princeton University Press)

Forte on Public Economics
Francesco Forte, Principles of Public Economics (Elgar)

Hancock on Reason
Ralph Hancock, The Responsibility of Reason: Theory and Practice in a Liberal-Democratic Age (Rowman & Littlefield)

Kelly on Liberty as Propriety
Duncan Kelly, The Propriety of Liberty: Persons, Passions, and Judgement in Modern Political Thought (Princeton University Press)

Klein & Sykuta on Transaction Costs
Peter Klein & Michael Sykuta, The Elgar Companion to Transaction Costs (Elgar)

Kuran on Islamic Law
Timur Kuran, The Long Divergence: How Islamic Law Held Back the Middle East (Princeton University Press)

Mencken on Prejudices
H. L. Mencken, Prejudices; the Complete Series (Library of America)

Mohan on Fair Trade
Sushil Mohan, Fair Trade Without the Froth: A Dispassionate Economic Analysis of Fair Trade (IEA)

Nedham on a Free State
Marchamont Nedham, The Excellence of a Free State ([1656] Liberty Fund)

Pennington on Classical Liberalism
Mark Pennington, Robust Political Economy: Classical Liberalism and the Future of Public Policy (Elgar)

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