is proud and excited to present the International Conference of Prices and Markets, livestreaming only on LIVE! Check the links in the schedule below or go to to register and get reminders.

Reflective of the growing international participation at the Toronto Austrian Scholars Conference, the event has been rebranded as the International Conference of Prices & Markets in concert with the Mises Canada-published Journal of Prices & Markets.

The 3rd iteration of the conference will be held on November 8th, with an opening reception the evening before, and the event continuing throughout the weekend.

Read the 2013 conference Papers & Proceedings here.

This year’s featured speakers are Dr. Jordan Peterson, filmmaker Jimmy Morrison, and Douglas French.

The International Conference of Prices & Markets  is designed to combine the opportunities of a professional meeting, with the added attraction of hearing and presenting new and innovative research, engaging in vigorous debate, and interacting with like-minded scholars who share research interests.

Past speakers include Austrian economists Dr. David Howden, Dr. Joseph Salerno, Douglas French, Kel Kelly and Dr. George Bragues. Investment guru Nick Barisheff gave a keynote address in 2013.

The International Conference of Prices & Markets will be held November 7-8, 2014 at the Sandford Fleming Building at the University of Toronto, St. George Campus Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Tickets are still available for in-person attendance at the conference at Mises Canada’s website. Students are admitted free with a valid student ID, but must pre-register.


NOTE: Due to the concurrent nature of some sessions, will be broadcasting only the “A” sessions (as shown on the full schedule) when there is a conflict. Unfortunately, will not be able to livestream the opening reception with Douglas French.


Saturday November 8 (Sandford Fleming Building, University of Toronto)


Session 1a: The Political Economy of Money and Credit

Patrick Barron, University of Iowa, “The First Step to Returning to Sound Money”

Peter Šurda, Independent Scholar, “The Origin, Classification and Utility of Bitcoin”

David Howden, St. Louis University – Madrid Campus, “Money in a World of Finance”



10:15 – 11:15

Session 2a: Microeconomics

Calvin Hayes, retired professor, Brock University, “’The Pretense of Knowledge’ and the Possession of Knowledge”

Alexander J. Malt, University of Durham, “Political Philosophy after Alan Turing”

Adam Knott, Independent Scholar, “Introduction to the Theory of Interpersonal Action”



11:30 – 12:30

Session 3: Entrepreneurship and the Firm

Glenn Fox, University of Guelph, “Elements of the Entrepreneurial Theory of the Firm”

George Bragues, University of Guelph, Humber, “Towards an Austrian Theory of Finance”

William J. Corcoran, University of Nebraska, Omaha, “You Didn’t Build That: A Misesian Critique”

12:30-1:45 p.m. Lunch Break

1:45-2:45 p.m.

Session 4: The Bubble Film

Jimmy Morrison, Director, “Making the Film”

Patrick Barron, University of Iowa, “This Time is Different than the Volker Period”

Jeffrey Herbener, Grove City College, “Moral Hazard”

2:45-3:00 p.m.


3:00-4:00 p.m

Session 5: Monetary Policy, What is It Good For?

Jeffrey Herbener, Grove City College, “Monetary Policy Mistakes of 1937”

Shawn Ritenour, Grove City College, “NGDP Targeting: Macroeconomic Panacea?”

David Rapp, Grove City College, “The Role of Business Valuation in the Recent Financial Crisis”

4:00 -4:15 p.m.


4:15-5:15 p.m.

Session 6: Austrian Practitioners in Finance: An Outlook on Financial Markets 

Jeff Scott, Douglas French, Keith Weiner, and Kel Kelly

5:15-5:30 p.m. 

Closing Remarks

Redmond Weissenberger and David Howden, Ludwig von Mises Institute Canada, Wrap up and final comments




jimmy-150x150Jimmy Morrison is the director of The Bubble, for which he drove over 30,000 miles tracking down the people who predicted the housing bubble, asking them not only about the causes of the last bubble, but more importantly, what bubbles will burst next. In 2009, Jimmy received a grant to start the organization Iowa Patients for Medical Marijuana, which now has over 5,000 members. Morrison lobbied the Iowa Board of Pharmacy, which unanimously recommended legalizing medical marijuana, the first pharmacy board in the country to do so.



Douglas E. French writes for Casey Research and is the author of three books; Early Speculative Bubbles and Increases in the Supply of Money,  The Failure of Common Knowledge, and Walk Away: The Rise and Fall of the Home-Owenrship Myth. He is the former president of the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama.