Trinity College Alumnus Jack Vogel ’16 Wins Carl Menger Essay Contest

Vogel Says, ‘I Couldn’t Have Done it Without the Help of Professor Stringham’

​Hartford, Connecticut, September 9, 2016 – Edward Peter Stringham, Kathryn Wasserman Davis Professor of Economic Organizations and Innovation at Trinity College, recently announced that one of his former students, Jack Vogel ’16, will receive an award in November for winning a prestigious essay contest.

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Jack Vogel ’16 (above) and Edward Peter Stringham (below).​
Edward Peter Stringham
Vogel, who was a member of Stringham’s spring 2016 “Entrepreneurship and Markets” class, has been selected as a winner of the Carl Menger Essay Contest for undergraduates. The award includes a $500 honorarium and an expenses-paid trip to the November ceremony at the J.W. Marriott in Washington, D.C., where Nobel Laureate Vernon Smith and another economist, Israel Kirzner, will also receive awards.

“To have this Trinity student on the same stage just minutes away from these two giants in economics is very exciting,” Stringham said.

The Carl Menger Essay Contest is sponsored by the Foundation for Economic Education and the Society for the Development of Austrian Economics. Professors Adam Martin, Daniel D’Amico, and Thomas Duncan were this year’s judges. All entries were evaluated anonymously. The title of Vogel’s essay is “The Role of Private Equity in Enhancing the Market for Corporate Control and Capitalism Itself.”

Vogel said, “I was honored to have been chosen for the award and couldn’t have done it without the help of Professor Stringham. I had an incredible experience at Trinity and look forward to being an involved alumnus as I move through my career.”

Stringham added, “Jack Vogel is a very talented young man and I am honored to be able to work with him and other great students at Trinity.”

Stringham, whose book, Private Governance: Creating Order in Economic and Social Life, was published by Oxford University Press in 2015, had articles published in The Detroit News and The Wall Street Journal in July. This summer he was also named as a finalist for the $50,000 Hayek Prize awarded by the Manhattan Institute.

Written by Andrew J. Concatelli