Student Conferences

Harwood Graduate Colloquia are three-day events intended for graduate students that consist of a combination of interactive discussions and provocative lectures based on pre-assigned readings. Participants are given ample time to interact with each other and prominent scholars.

Our goal is to encourage promising graduate students to push the frontiers in their understanding of governance institutions, forge new research collaborations, and network with their peers and established scholars from this field.

AIER covers travel costs for the colloquia. All meals and accommodations are provided.

Topics vary by year and may include: Alternative Governance, Monetary Policy, Economic Freedom, The Business Cycle, Economic Methodology, and Property Rights.

Applications are welcome throughout the year and are reviewed on a rolling basis. Invitations are typically sent to selected applicants two weeks after the application due date.

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2024 Colloquia Dates & Topics

Public Choice and Public Policy | March 12-14 | Applications Closed
With Dr. Ryan Yonk

With six Nobel prizes and counting, public choice is one of economics’ most successful research programs. Learn about the paradigm’s underpinnings and its future in a series of close readings and discussions with AIER’s Ryan Yonk.

Location: Plano, TX
Bitcoin is Resistance Money | April 5-7 | Applications Closed
With Dr. Thomas Hogan & Dr. Craig Warmke| Co-sponsored with Bitcoin Policy Institute

Learn how Bitcoin serves vulnerable populations with renowned monetary experts from the Bitcoin Policy Institute and AIER.

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Defending Classical Liberalism | May 12-15 | Applications Closed
With Dr. Samuel Gregg

What is liberty, and why is it worth defending? Join AIER’s Samuel Gregg for an exploration of the arguments of Classical Liberalism’s greatest exponents – and the arguments of its greatest critics.

Location: Great Barrington, MA

Austrian Economics | August 11-15 | Applications Closed

With Dr. Pete Earle & Dr. Jörg Guido Hülsmann

Join AIER for a series of close readings and discussions on Hayek, Mises, Menger, and the calculation debate, diving deep into what makes Austrian Economics unique and how to use it in your own research.

Location: Great Barrington, MA

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