The Benefits of a Free Market Economy
First Prize: $2,500
Second Prize: $2,000
Third Prize: $1,500
Honorable Mentions: $250
Open to full-time students 25 years and younger.
Contestants will choose from the following three topics:
What Causes Prosperity?
What is the Role of Ethical Behavior in a Free Market?
Can Free Markets Protect the Environment?
The deadlines for the 2008 essay contest will be announced this summer.
This contest is supported by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation.
For further details about The Association of Private Enterprise Education visit us on the web at www.apee.org or contact: 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: 423-425-4118, FAX: 423-425-5218, e-mail: J-Clark@utc.edu .
- First Prize ($2500): Brad Taylor (University of Canterbury, New Zealand), “Prosperity and the Freedom to Cooperate.”
- Second Prize ($2000): Emily Rose, (Bethel College), “What Causes Prosperity: The Estonian Example.”
- Third Prize($1500): Gennady Stolyarov II (Hillsdale College), “Enabling Ethical Behavior Through Markets.”
- Top High-School Entry ($500): Will Simpson (Homeschooled, Mountain View, Arkansas), “Ethical Ideas and Consequences.”
Honorable Mentions ($250): Ojo Adekunle B. (United States International University, Nairobi, Kenya), Chris Kuiper (Dordt College), Vrinda Maheshwari (National Law School of India University), Abigail Martin (Wheaton College), Josef Mladek (University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic), Ryan Musser (Houghton College), Joel Runyon (Bethel College), Joseph W. Siler (The George Washington University), Neville Tirimba (Masinde Muliro University of Agriculture and Technology, Kakamega, Kenya), Raluca Mihaela Ursu (Wesleyan College).
- First Prize: Mats Ekman (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom), “Freedom Works”
- Second Prize: Andreea Mladin and Cristiana Neaga (Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest, Romania), “What Causes Prosperity: Some Evidence from Romania.”
- Third Prize: Marianne Rodriguez (Hillsdale College), “Placing a Price on a Platypus”
Honorable Mentions: Ian Townes (UNT), Michael Belinsky (Dartmouth College),
Andrew Balthrop (Georgia State University), Joe Peterson (Bob Jones University), Yao Xiaoxi (Tsinghua University), Carl Shulman (New York University), Erwin Dekker (London School of Economics), Paul Riley (College of the Holy Cross), Rachel Schwartz (University of Glasgow), Brendan Cooper (Carleton College).
- Second Prize: Matthew Baker (Bob Jones University), “Greenbacks and a Greener World”
- Third Prize: Dilyana Doycheva (University of Richmond), “Economic Prosperity- Is It Possible for One of Soviet Union’s Former Satellites?”
— Frederic Bastiat, Economic Harmonies, page 45, 39-40.