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James Kimball
Homeschooled Patrick Henry College graduate James Kimball recently won second place in the Richard E. Fox Best Paper competition at the Austrian Student Scholars Conference, hosted by Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania. The paper, entitled Gold Standard in Contemporary Economic Principles Textbooks," is scheduled for publication in the spring issue of the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics.

Kimball's work surveys how 65 undergraduate-level modern economics textbooks treat the subject of the gold standard. His paper also offers a brief critique of the relevant issues and considerations concerning sound money and a gold standard, from an Austrian perspective.

Kimball interned at the White House during his time at PHC. He graduated in May 2004 with a degree in Government, specializing in public policy, and then became an O. P. Alford III Research Fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute. He hopes to enroll in George Mason University's graduate economics program in the fall of 2005.

The Austrian Student Scholars Conference brings together undergraduates and first-year graduate students to present their own research papers written in the tradition of great Austrian School intellectuals such as Ludwig von Mises, F. A. Hayek, Murray Rothbard, and Hans Sennholz.

Patrick Henry College continues its mission of training men and women who will lead our nation and shape our culture with timeless biblical values and fidelity to the spirit of the American founding. A PHC education combines rigorous academics, a biblical worldview, a classical liberal arts core curriculum, and apprenticeship methodologies to produce graduates who are uniquely qualified to serve God and mankind.

Kimball's success reflects the college's mission and strong academic program. The college's core curriculum emphasizes well-developed critical thinking skills, excellent writing, and superior oral communication. Courses that reinforce these skills include Logic, Rhetoric, Research and Writing, Philosophy, and Constitutional Law. The broad scope of the core curriculum creates a strong foundation for PHC students before they embark on more-concentrated courses.

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