Research and education in classical liberalism, libertarian political theory, and Austrian School of economics
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    The Mises Institute, short name for Ludwig von Mises Institute for Austrian Economics, is a tax-exempt educational organization located in Auburn, Alabama. It is named after Austrian School economist Ludwig von Mises (1881–1973). Its website states that it is exists to promote "teaching and research in the Austrian school of economics, and individual freedom, honest history, and international peace, in the tradition of Ludwig von Mises and Murray N. Rothbard."

    Home Page

    Mises Institute
    Sections include archive of daily articles, literature and media library, online learning academy, events and store; topics include big government, corporate welfare, health, legal system, taxes, war, foreign policy and several Austrian School subjects


    Auburn, Alabama

    Conferences and Conventions

    27 Oct - 28 Oct 2006, Imperialism: Enemy of Freedom: Supporter's Summit 2006, in Auburn, Alabama

    Awards Granted

    2000 Gary G. Schlarbaum Prize, 2000
    "Professor Raico was a 17-year-old high school student when he first knocked on Ludwig von Mises's door. He studied economics at Mises's famed New York seminar, learned German upon his advice, and translated Mises's Liberalism into English. Raico became a close friend and colleague of Murray Rothbard, and took his PhD at the University of Chicago under the tutelage of F.A. Hayek."
    Related Topic: Ralph Raico
    2001 Gary G. Schlarbaum Prize, 2001
    "The 2001 Schlarbaum Laureate is Antony G. N. Flew, emeritus professor of philosophy at the University of Reading, England. The prize ... recognizes Professor Flew's outstanding lifetime achievement in the cause of liberty. He has been a leading light in British philosophy for the past half-century. Throughout his long career, he has stressed conceptual clarity in philosophy and has resolutely defended human freedom against its detractors."
    Related Topic: Antony Flew
    2003 Gary G. Schlarbaum Prize, 2003
    Related Topic: Ron Paul
    The Gary G. Schlarbaum Prize
    "For lifetime defense of liberty, given annually 1999 - 2013, $10,000 and a medallion, to a public intellectual or distinguished scholar."

    Staff and Associates

    Lew RockwellFounder and CEO


    Charles AdamsAdjunct Scholar (-2012)
    Dominick T. ArmentanoAssociated Scholar
    James T. BennettAssociated Scholar
    Bruce L. BensonAssociated Scholar
    Walter BlockSenior Fellow
    Donald J. BoudreauxAdjunct Faculty (-2005)
    Thomas DiLorenzoSenior Fellow
    Williamson EversAdjunct Faculty (-2006)
    Bettina Bien GreavesAssociated Scholar
    Robert HiggsSenior Fellow
    Roderick T. LongSenior Fellow
    Ron PaulSenior Fellow
    Ralph RaicoSenior Fellow
    George ReismanAssociated Scholar
    Joseph SalernoSenior Fellow
    Butler ShafferAssociated Scholar
    Mark ThorntonSenior Fellow
    Leland B. YeagerAssociated Scholar


    A Call to Activism, by Margit von Mises, The Free Market, Jun 1984
    Speech delivered 27 Feb 1984 at a Mises Institute dinner in her honor; calling her late husband an "activist of the mind" and encouraging others to become likewise
    "And last, but certainly not least, think of Lew Rockwell and the Ludwig von Mises Institute, which in a very short time has attracted 14,000 contributors, begun an extensive teaching, fellowship, and publications program, held a very successful conference on the gold standard in Washington, DC, and become integrated with Auburn University. Never before have a university and an institute of this kind entered into a partnership."
    Rothbard, Murray (1926-1995), by Brian Doherty, The Encyclopedia of Libertarianism, 15 Aug 2008
    Biographical and bibliographical essay
    "In 1982, Rothbard became vice president for academic affairs at the Ludwig von Mises Institute, formed by former Ron Paul staff member Llewellyn Rockwell, Jr. The Mises Institute became Rothbard's main berth for activism and movement education during the remainder of his life. Under the auspices of the Mises Institute, in 1985 Rothbard founded and edited an academic journal dedicated to Austrian economics research, The Review of Austrian Economics, which he edited until his death."
    The Wisdom of LeFevre, by Lew Rockwell, The Free Market, Jul 2001
    Discusses various aspects of LeFevre's thoughts, e.g., the distinction between true and artificial government, patriotism, and includes excerpts from a draft new Declaration of Independence
    "The Mises Institute is honored and thrilled to be entrusted with the literary legacy of Robert LeFevre and the Freedom School, and grateful to Ross and Charlotte Anderson for making it possible. There are 10,000 books, and among the papers are transcripts of lectures by many giants of the libertarian cause, Mises among them. What a collection it is. Come visit us in Auburn and see the new Freedom School. Here is one piece of his legacy."
    Von Mises Finds A Sweet Home In Alabama, by Kyle Wingfield, The Wall Street Journal, 11 Aug 2006
    Describes the Mises Institute, its location, its programs, faculty and students, including comments from Jeffrey Tucker (then a vice president at the institute)
    "One by one, I met young capitalist Continentals who had studied in Auburn. Not at Auburn University, mind you. ... Rather, my Continental acquaintances had spent time at the Ludwig von Mises Institute, an unaffiliated think tank located just off-campus that preaches the works of Friedrich Hayek, Murray Rothbard and other economists from the Austrian School -- including, of course, the institute's namesake."
    Related Topic: Ludwig von Mises


    Mises Daily
    "The Mises Daily presents relevant short articles from the perspective of an unfettered free market and Austrian economics. Written for a broad audience of laymen and students, the Mises Daily features a wide variety of topics including everything from the history of the state, to international trade, to drug prohibition, and business cycles."
    The Austrian
    "The Austrian is unapologetically radical and politically incorrect. Each issue features provocative articles by cutting-edge libertarian and Austrian thinkers, conversational interviews with leading business people and intellectual entrepreneurs, reviews by David Gordon, and cultural commentary by guest writers. It is published six times a year and replaces The Free Market (1983–2013)."
    The Free Market
    "The Free Market [was] the monthly newsletter of the Mises Institute featuring articles of application of the Austrian and market viewpoint."
    The Journal of Libertarian Studies
    "The Journal of Libertarian Studies (1977–2010) was founded by Murray N. Rothbard in 1977 and was the premiere venue for the advancement of liberterianism, anarcho-capitalism, the individualist society, and non-interventionism as the first principle of political theory and practice."
    Related Topic: Libertarianism


    Ludwig von Mises: Scholar, Creator, Hero [PDF], by Murray Rothbard, 1988
    Partial contents: The Young Scholar - The Theory of Money and Credit - The Reception of Mises and of Money and Credit - Mises in the 1920s: Economic Adviser to the Government - Mises in the 1920s: Scholar and Creator
    "Fortunately, just as it seemed that the Misesian path would be lost once again, the Ludwig von Mises Institute was formed in 1982. Its lusty development since then has, virtually singlehandedly, revived Misesian economics and placed it in the dominant position in the growing Austrian movement."
    • ISBN 9999827659: Paperback, Ludwig von Mises Institute, First edition, 1988

    Books Published

    Antitrust: The Case for Repeal
        by Dominick T. Armentano, Mises Institute, Apr 1999
    Partial contents: The Antitrust Assault on Microsoft - The Case Against Antitrust Policy - Competition and Monopoly: Theory and Evidence - Barriers to Entry - Price Discrimination and Vertical Agreements - Horizontal Agreements: Mergers and Price Fixing
    Speaking of Liberty
        by Lew Rockwell, Mises Institute, Dec 2003
    Partial contents: Economics: The Marvel That Is Capitalism - Why Austrian Economics Matters - War: Free Trade versus War - Ludwig von Mises: Mises and Liberty - Ideas: An American Classical Liberalism - The Sinful State - Interviews and Tributes
    Related Topic: Liberty


    A Five Minute Tour of the Mises Institute, by Mark Thornton, The Motorhome Diaries, 15 Jul 2009
    Mark provides a tour and brief history of the institute to the Motorhome Diaries crew


    Money, Banking and the Federal Reserve, by Mises Institute, Ron Paul, Lew Rockwell, Murray Rothbard, Joseph Salerno, 1996
    Explains the origins of money and banking, how and why the Federal Reserve was created and the effects it has had on society. Dedicated to Murray Rothbard.

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