Cato University 2014

Summer Seminar on Political Economy

July 27, 2014 - August 1, 2014

Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, CA


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Cato University is the Cato Institute’s premier educational event of the year. This annual program brings together outstanding faculty and participants from across the country and, often, from around the globe–all sharing a commitment to liberty and learning. Its widening popularity is due to not only the quality of the attendees, faculty and topics, but the opportunity it provides participants to form new and enduring friendships, and for sharing experiences and perspectives in a one-of-a-kind, brain-energizing environment.

Would you like to meet like-minded people from all over? Have a spectacular vacation while sharing ideas on how to advance, enhance, and defend your principles about liberty, free-markets, individual rights, the dangers of a sprawling, expensive, and intruding government – among other subjects? If so, Cato University is definitely for you.


Cato University 2014 will be held at the magnificent Rancho Bernardo Inn, which is just a few miles north of San Diego. Its world-class facilities, resort amenities, spa, and immediate access to the best of San Diego make this special learning experience a tremendous vacation.

No Price Increase for 2014
To make this wonderful program accessible to as many people as possible, we’ve kept the cost of Cato University at $995. This price covers all meals, receptions, lectures, materials, books, and evening events, but not overnight room charges. However, we’ve been able to arrange an exceptionally low room rate for participants at the Rancho Bernardo Inn.

The Faculty (Partial Listing)
Prof. Jeffrey Miron, Harvard University
Prof. Robert McDonald, United States Military Academy at West Point
Prof. Erik Gartzke, University of California at San Diego
Ms. Louise Bennetts, Cato Institute
Prof. Randy Barnett, Georgetown University Law School
Dr. Tom G. Palmer, Cato Institute

If you are unable to attend Cato University but would like to contribute to the Bastiat Scholarship Program to support student attendanceclick here. SPECIAL NOTE: Please indicate that you would like your donation directed to the Cato University scholarship program in the optional Comments box at the end of the contribution form.

And — are you interested in another type of learning experience — own your own, at your own pace? We are delighted to now have the Cato University Home Study Course available. The 12 modules of this program are available separately or together — as downloads or on CD.

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