Carl Menger Essay Prize for Undergrads:

The Society for the Development of Austrian Economics has just announced the inaugural Carl Menger Essay Prize for undergraduate students.  Info is here.  The prize is $1,000 and the opportunity to present at the Society’s annual meeting in the fall at the Southern Economic Association meetings.  The subject matter is described broadly:

The purpose of the contest is to recognize and encourage undergraduate scholarship in the Austrian tradition and the broadly catallactic approach to social science which it represents, an approach common also to the Scottish Enlightenmentof Smith and Hume, the French Liberal School of Say and Bastiat, the Virginia School of Buchanan and Tullock, the UCLA price theory of Alchian and Demsetz, and the Bloomington School of Vincent and Elinor Ostrom, among others. We invite essays that explore, advance, challenge, or apply the ideas of these and related schools of thought.