Economics for Everyone workshop

Economics for Everyone

We are glad to announce a 1 day workshop Economics for Everyone. The registration link will soon be open below. This workshop is open for all the citizens who wish to learn sound economics so that they can understand what is happening in the Indian economy, politics and society. You will learn to cope with real-life problems which they didn’t teach you how to in schools, colleges and universities.

The Advice

One of the greatest economists of the twentieth century Ludwig von Mises in his magnum opus ‘Human Action’ said:

There is no means by which anyone can evade his personal responsibility. Whoever neglects to examine to the best of his abilities all the problems involved voluntarily surrenders his birthright to a self-appointed elite of supermen. In such vital matters blind reliance upon “experts” and uncritical acceptance of popular catchwords and prejudices is tantamount to the abandonment of self-determination and to yielding to other people’s domination. As conditions are today, nothing can be more important to every intelligent man than economics. His own fate and that of his progeny is at stake.

Very few are capable of contributing any consequential idea to the body of economic thought. But all reasonable men are called upon to familiarize themselves with the teachings of economics. This is, in our age, the primary civic duty.

Whether we like it or not, it is a fact that economics cannot remain an esoteric branch of knowledge accessible only to small groups of scholars and specialists. Economics deals with society’s fundamental problems; it concerns everyone and belongs to all. It is the main and proper study of every citizen. (Chapter 38, “The Place of Economics in Learning.”)

The Result

This workshop is a direct product of this advice of Mises. As he said, in our age it is every citizen’s civic duty to familiarize with the sound ideas of economic science. Hence, In order to help the citizens to learn these ideas we are organizing this workshop.

WORKSHOP DETAILS

Timings Topic
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM ·         Introduction and The lesson; The broken window
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM ·         Public work means taxes
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM ·         Credit diverts production
————————— Lunch Break —————————
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ·         Who is protected by tariff?
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM ·         Government price fixing
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM ·         The mirage of inflation

INSTRUCTOR

Workshop instructor is Dr. Madhusudan Raj. He is an Assistant Professor of Economics at South Gujarat University. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics as well as a graduate degree in Austrian Economics from Ludwig von Mises Institute, USA.

VENUE

Surat, Gujarat. (Exact location in Surat will be announced soon.)

TEXTBOOK

Henry Hazlitt’s popular book Economics in One Lesson. (Selected chapters). Also, the PDF copy of the book will be given to participants.

SEATS

Maximum 15 per workshop.

REGISTRATION FEES

  • INR 500/- (Students with School / College ID)
  • INR 1,000/- (Others)

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SOON.