Prague Conference on Political Economy – PCPE 2007

31 Mar

Prague Conference on Political Economy is an international and interdisciplinary gathering of scholars and supporters (not only) of the Austrian School of Economics and political economy of freedom.

During three days of the conference, participants will have an opportunity to participate in lectures and debates focusing on economics, history, philosophy and other humanities, and to discuss these issues with leading theorists in the field, both from Europe and overseas.

This conference is an attempt to resurrect the tradition of Austrian economics- and liberty-oriented thinking that thrived in central Europe at the beginning of the 20th century, but sadly disappeared thereafter.

The highlights of the PCPE are named lectures commemorating the heritage of two towering statures of economic science whose lives are bound with the city of Prague: Franz Cuhel and Friedrich Wieser.

Program Friday, April 20th, 2007: 14:00 – 18:00 RB101 – open to public.

The Wieser Memorial Lecture

will be delivered by Prof. Boudewijn Bouckaert – professor at the Law School of Ghent University. His main fields of interest are the economic analysis and the history and theory of law. He is also co-editor of the Encyclopedia of Law and Economics.

The Cuhel Memorial Lecture

will be delivered by Prof. Richard Ebeling – formerly Ludwig von Mises Professor of Economics at Hillsdale College in Michigan, the President of the Foundation for Economic Education since 2003.In 1996 he discovered the “lost papers” of Ludwig von Mises in a formerly secret KGB archive in Moscow.

Johan Norberg, author of a best-selling book “In Defence of Global Capitalism” lectureing at PCPE 2006.

Professors Pascal Salin (University of Paris, Dauphine), Victoria Curson Price (University of Geneva), Enrico Colombatto (University of Turin), Johan Norberg, Jacques Garello (University of Aix en Provence), princess Hildegarde von Liechtenstein at PCPE 2006.

For more information:

doc. Ing. Josef Šíma, Ph.D.
Chairman of Institutional Economics Department
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