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Call for Papers 2014
The Association of Private Enterprise
Education Annual Conference
Las Vegas, NV
April 13 - 15, 2014
The Association of Private Enterprise Education (APEE) invites the submission of papers for its 39 th International Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 13-15, 2014. The Association is composed of scholars from economics, philosophy, political science, and other disciplines, as well as policy analysts, business executives, and other educators. APEE's annual meeting explores topics related to private enterprise in an atmosphere that respects market approaches. Presentations reflect the latest research in fields such as regulation, public choice, microeconomics, and Austrian economics, as well as development of instructional techniques. The submission fee for the society's journal, The Journal of Private Enterprise , is waived for papers presented at the conference.
APEE invites papers on any topic; some sessions, however, will be devoted to this year's theme: “ Liberty and Security: Tensions, Risks, and Challenges. ” APEE scholars have authored a larger number of economic, historical, philosophical, and political analyses of the state across a broad range of time, place, and institutional arrangements. The theme for this conference allows for an expansive exploration into the current and historic role of the state as both protector and violator of individual liberty. How has the state safeguarded personal freedoms and rights across a variety of contexts? What historic policies have provided the most benefit to individuals by giving them security in their persons and property and how might recent policies have changed things? To what extent does the state not provide equal liberty and security to all citizens regardless of their race, income, or national origin? We are particularly interested in sessions focused on this last question from both a historical and a global context.
The session and paper topics fitting under this theme are wide ranging and might address: constitutional protections; bank bailouts and crony capitalism; state regulation of markets (especially labor); monetary policies and their effects on savers; fiscal federalism; corruption; militarism; privacy; political responses to state debt crises; the effect of the state on spontaneous orders of human cooperation; the role of education; and numerous public choice topics. Explorations on these and other themes can be framed within all of the fields in which APEE scholars work. APEE encourages papers exploring the conference theme using a variety of approaches, including economic theory, case studies, historical examples, and traditional empirical methods. In addition, papers on any topic in the broad area of the study of private enterprise are welcomed.
The deadline for paper submission is December 1, 2013.
Those wishing to submit papers should submit the entire paper or a 600-word abstract.
Papers and Abstracts should be submitted online at: http://www.etnpconferences.net/apee/apee2014/
Participants unable to submit online may forward a hard copy of the paper or abstract to:
APEE Vice President Joshua C. Hall
c/o J.R. Clark, APEE Secretary/Treasurer
Probasco Chair of Free Enterprise
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
313 Fletcher Hall, Dept. 6106
615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37403-2598
Phone: (423) 425-411
FAX: (423) 425-5218
If you have questions about paper topics or session panels, please contact Professor Joshua C. Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about APEE, please contact: J.R. Clark, APEE Secretary/Treasurer (above), or visit APEE's website at http://www.apee.org .
Previous Conference Programs: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004