Mises University

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The Mises University is the Mises Institute's instructional program in the Austrian School of Economics. Since 1984, it has been the essential training ground for economists who are looking beyond the mainstream.

Rooted in the tradition of Carl Menger and Ludwig von Mises, the Mises University offers a rigorous and logical approach to economics that gives free markets their due and takes full account of the reality of human choice.

The program offers courses, seminars, and reading groups on the whole range of the discipline. A core curriculum presents economic foundations, and more than fifty elective classes explore the entire range of economics, in all levels of advancement. The program ends with a Mündliche Prüfung, an optional exam for an honors certificate.

Subject areas cover market behavior, competition, value and utility, money and banking, business cycles, industrial organization, method, economic history, the philosophy of science, financial economics, and more. You attend what most suits your interests and level of advancement.

Classes are interspersed with reading groups, discussion seminars, faculty panels, and plenary lectures. There are special sessions on economic history, economics and ethics, and political philosophy. Nightly social hours allow time to meet and discuss it all with faculty and other students. There's even a primer on surviving graduate school.

The following Mises University takes part on July 22-28 2012 in Auburn, Alabama.[1]


  1. Mises Institute. "Mises University 2012", referenced 2011-08-22.