Ken Schoolland (bottom row, far-left) and Gerard Dericks (bottom row, far right) presented at the economics conference held at Waterfront Plaza.
Ken Schoolland presented on 'Migration Control - That Peculiar Institution'.
Gerard Dericks presented on 'The Role of Banking in the Economy - New Empirical Evidence'.
In August 2023, an intellectually stimulating conference called the “Analysis of the Trend of Anti-Globalization from the Perspective of Austrian Economics" was held at Waterfront Plaza, in coordination with HPU Associate Professor Ken Schoolland, M.S.F.S., and HPU Director for the Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Education Gerard Dericks, Ph.D. Organized by Li Zhao Schoolland for prominent Chinese and U.S. economics scholars, the conference was a thought-provoking and insightful exploration of the contemporary challenges facing globalization.
The conference featured a range of activities that included a city tour around Oahu.
Austrian Economics, with its emphasis on individual choice, entrepreneurship, and market dynamics, offers a unique perspective on the complex issue of globalization. This economic school of thought, founded by thinkers like Ludwig von Mises and Friedrich Hayek, had long been a champion of free markets and limited government intervention.
At the conference, esteemed Austrian Economics scholars shared their insights into the challenges and opportunities presented by the anti-globalization trend. The conference featured a range of activities that fostered discussion and the exchange of ideas that included an international experts’ roundtable, entrepreneur panels, presentations by American scholars, company visits, and a city tour around Oahu.
Schoolland and Dericks both presented in the international experts’ roundtable. Schoolland’s presentation was titled “Migration Control: That Peculiar Institution,” and Dericks’ presentation was titled “The Role of Banking in the Economy: New Empirical Evidence.”
The conference included an impressive lineup of speakers, bringing together leading experts from around the world. Notable professors and scholars who attended the conference included:
- Professor Weiying Zhang, National School of Development, Peking University, PRC
- Professor Haiju Zhu, Zhejiang Gongshang University, PRC
- Professor Peter Boetke, Mercatus Center, George Mason University, Virginia
- Tom Palmer, Atlas Network for Economic Research, Virginia
- Professor Per Bylund, Oklahoma State University
- Professor Patricia Yu-Chen, University of Hawaii
- Professor Maple Wu, Faculty of Economic Law, Yun Nan Minority University, Kunming, PRC
- Professor Chun-sin Hwang, National Tsing-hua University, Taiwan
- Professor Gerard Dericks, Director for the Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Education, HPU
- Doug Bandow, Senior Fellow at CATO Institute, Washington, D.C.
- Associate Professor of Economics Ken Schoolland, HPU
The "Analysis of the Trend of Anti-Globalization from the Perspective of Austrian Economics" conference was a notable event that gathered leading scholars and experts from different corners of the world, providing valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities presented by the growing wave of anti-globalization sentiments.
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