Even for a Canadian who can't vote, it's hard to think about much besides the upcoming election. But some good news has arrived for those of us who have been part of the Summer Institute for the Preservation of the History of Economics. One of the participants this summer was Huei Chun Su, who gave a fascinating talk on Hayek and Mill on liberty and social justice. You can see the paper at the Summer Institute's website (thanks to Lisa Hill-Corley for her work to put the papers up!). Su then submitted the paper to Don Lavoie Memorial contest run by the Society for Development of Austrian Economics (SDAE). Her paper won!
With Su's permission I paste in her message to me below so you can see the influence of the small but strong Summer Institute, which tries to support young scholars in the field. The SI is supported in the main by a grant from the Earhart Foundation. The History of Economics Society provides additional support for students, as does George Mason University's Department of Economics.
How are you doing? I hope this email finds you well.
I got good news to share with you. Last month, I entried the Don Lavoie Memorial Essay Competition held by SDAE with the revised version of the paper I presented in the SI. Few days ago, I was informed that I won the prize. Now I am planning the trip to the annual meeting this Novermber to present my paper.
I would like to thank you for your support and encouragement. As I said in the SI, your paper on Mill and Hayek gave me the inspiration to put an issue I have been always interetsed in a way I had not thought. And your support for the trip was the main reason to push me write down this article. And of course, the feedback of the audience is also unforgettable. So, if this prize is a kind of achievement, I would like to share this honour with you.