Christopher Coyne is the F.A. Harper Professor of Economics at George Mason University and the Associate Director of the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center. He is also the Co-Editor of The Review of Austrian Economics, the Co-Editor of The Independent Review, and the Book Review Editor of Public Choice. In 2008, he was named the Hayek Fellow at the London School of Economics, and in 2010 he was a Visiting Scholar at the Social Philosophy & Policy Center at Bowling Green State University.
Coyne is the author of Doing Bad by Doing Good: Why Humanitarian Action Fails (2013, Stanford University Press), After War: The Political Economy of Exporting Democracy (2007, Stanford University Press), Media, Development and Institutional Change (co-authored with Peter Leeson, 2009, Edward Elgar Publishing), and the editor (with Rachel Mathers) of The Handbook on the Political Economy of War (2011, Edward Elgar Publishing). In addition, he has authored numerous academic articles, book chapters, and policy studies.
Cost: $3,000+ plus airfare and lodging
Topics: Economics & Capitalism
Joshua C. Hall is the Elbert H. Neese, Jr. Professor of Economics at Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin. He earned his bachelor and master degrees in economics from Ohio University and his Ph.D. from West Virginia University. Formerly an economist for the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress, he is a co-author of the widely-cited Economic Freedom of the World annual reports (www.freetheworld.com). In addition, he is author of over 50 articles in journals such as Contemporary Economic Policy, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Economic Education, Journal of Labor Research, Southern Economic Journal, and Public Finance Review, and Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory.
Cost: $750 - $1,500 plus airfare and lodging
Topics: Economics & Capitalism
Jared Meyer is a fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research. His research interests include microeconomic theory and the economic effects of government regulations. He is the coauthor along with Diana Furchtgott-Roth of Disinherited: How Washington Is Betraying America's Young (Encounter Books, May 2015). He is a regular contributor to Economics21, The Federalist, Forbes, Townhall, and City Journal. Meyer's research has been published in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, Yahoo! Finance, RealClearPolitics, and National Review. He has appeared on numerous radio and television shows, including the BBC World Service, Fox News, and NPR. Meyer received a B.S. in finance and a minor in the philosophy of law from St. John's University in New York. Follow him on Twitter @JaredMeyer10.
Cost: Reasonable travel costs, including transportation, lodging, and meals.
Jason Rink is the Executive Director of the Foundation for a Free Society. He is the producer and director of Nullification: The Rightful Remedy, and the author of “Ron Paul: Father of the Tea Party” the biography of Congressman Ron Paul.
Cost: $250 plus airfare and lodging; an opportunity to sell books and DVDs
According to RedState, an online conservative news source, "KCarl Smith is one of the influential people in America you have never heard of. Most certainly, KCarl is one of the most important people grassroots conservatives and Republican Party leaders should be listening to right now."
A former U.S. Army officer, KCarl is the President and Founder of Frederick Douglass Republicans, an idea environment dedicated to empowering, equipping and training young conservative leaders.
As one of our leading conservative thinkers, KCarl is the author, Frederick Douglass Republicans: The Movement to Re-Ignite America’s Passion for Liberty (with Dr. K. Clarence Smith, Sr.) Based on his best-selling book, KCarl ingeniously developed a proven and powerful strategy to tackle the biggest challenge facing the conservative movement?diversity engagement. It’s called the Frederick Douglass Republican Methodology. In fact, in 2011, an upper level executive of the NAACP, who wishes to remain unidentified, read KCarl’s book and commented, “If the message in KCarl’s book gets on a national level, the Democrat Party would be toast and President Obama would be history.”
It was KCarl’s Frederick Douglass Republican message that inspired Louisiana State Senate Elbert Guillory’s party switch from Democrat to Republican. Here’s what Senator Guillory has to say about KCarl and the Frederick Douglass Republican message:
“A year ago, after months of soul searching and extreme discomfort with Democrat Party’s stances on marriage, abortion, guns and work, KCarl helped me find comfort in the GOP’s values. Then he helped me articulate my need to change. As I write these words, I recall my turmoil and pain and I thank God for sending KCarl to my rescue.” - Senator Elbert Guillory
KCarl visits more than 15 colleges and universities a year. You may have seen KCarl on the 700 Club, The Blaze TV and FoxNEWS’ Huckabee Show. He is featured in Rev. C.L. Bryant’s Runaway Slave Documentary.
KCarl Smith is the Founder and President of the newly formed non-profit Frederick Douglass Institute for Liberty, additional information to come.
Cost: $5,000 requested, travel, and lodging is provided by the Frederick Douglass Institute for Liberty.