The Atlas Sound Money Project is proud to announce the winners of its 2011 Sound Money Essay Contest.
In its second year, this essay contest aimed to engage students, junior faculty, and policy writers al over the world in thinking about sound money principles with relevance to today’s economic problems. With the theme “Money in Crisis,” we wanted to challenge these young people to identify the root causes of our monetary problems and suggest sound policy solutions.
It has been gratifying to receive well-crafted and well-reasoned essays from undergraduate and graduate students and young scholars from think tank and policy communities in different parts of the world. Half of the essays that we received came from students and scholars based in the United States while the other half came from abroad (with 17 countries represented!). Especially outstanding are the following winning essays:
- Dalibor Rohac, Research Fellow, Legatum Institute, London
“A New Monetary Regime and the Future of Fiat Money”
- Tyler Watts, Assistant Professor of Economics, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
“Debt, Debasement, and Inflation: The Political Economy of Money”
- Alexander Fink, Mercatus Center Dissertation Fellow, George Mason University, Arlington, VA
“Free Banking as an Evolving System: The Case of Switzerland Reconsidered”
Winners of the Junior Faculty/Graduate Student/Policy Writer Category (Foreign-Based):
- Mark Koyama, Lecturer in Economics, University of York, York, UK
“Monetary Policy, the Rule of Law, and a Liberal Economic Order: What Are the Links Between Monetary Stability and the Rule of Law”
- Zvikomborero Chadambuka, LLM Candidate (with specialization in the Law of Property, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa
“Of Central Bankers, the Rule of Men, and the Consequences Thereof”
Winners of the Undergraduate Student Category (US-Based):
- Brittany Cobb, Undergraduate Student, Grove City College, Grove City, PA
“The Gold or the Green?”
- Theodore Phalan, Undergraduate Student, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
“Limiting Government with Sound Money: A State by State Approach”
Congratulations to the winners!
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