Cameron Harwick presented his economic treatise “Bargaining Power and Democracy” at the European Center of Austrian Economics Foundation’s summit in Vaduz, the Principality of Liechtenstein, on Jan. 28. Harwick’s paper placed first in the International Vernon Smith Prize for the Advancement of Austrian Economics. This year’s topic concerned the validity of the redistribution of wealth in a democracy.
Harwick’s paper compared wealth inequality and bargaining disparity and examined the relationship between bargaining disparity and the rule of law. Second and third place essays were from Germany and Belgium.
Harwick’s essay can be found on the ECAEF website at www.ecaef.li
This is Harwick’s second international economic award. He received first place in the Mont Pelerin Society competition in Prague, Czech Republic, in September 2012.
Harwick is the son of Cameron Harwick and Cindy Hesprich. He is a 2006 graduate of Salisbury High School and a 2010 graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill with a double major in Political Science and Economics. He resides in Cary with his wife Ariel.