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Haberler-Konferenz 2019 – Was liberale Ökonomen zur Gen- und Biotechnologie zu sagen haben

Von Peter A. Fischer*
(Erstveröffentlichung am 19. Mai 2019 in Neue Zürcher Zeitung)

Biotechnologie: Masst sich der Mensch nicht zu viel Wissen an, wenn er derart in den Lauf der Natur eingreift? (Bild: Shannon VanRaes / Reuters)

Genetisch modifizierte Pflanzen und Zelltherapien stossen in Europa auf Skepsis bis Ablehnung. Ist das gut so, weil der Mensch nicht in natürliche Ordnungen eingreifen sollte? Oder ist es eher ein Resultat von Unwissen, das man sich nicht länger leisten kann, wie eine Tagung in Vaduz zeigt?

Was hat der heutige Süssmais mit dem kaum essbaren Teosinte-Gras gemeinsam? Oder die Banane mit der Musa balbisiana, die mit ihren vielen sehr grossen und harten Kernen kaum geniessbar ist? Das eine ist aus dem anderen über Jahrtausende durch unzählige Kreuzungen entstanden. Die Natur entwickelt sich durch Mutationen, der Mensch macht sich dies seit etwa 12 000 Jahren mit Züchtungen zunutze.

Seit rund 80 Jahren beschleunigt er den Prozess, indem er Samen chemisch behandelt oder bestrahlt. Und seit weniger als einem halben Jahrhundert gelingt es Forschern immer besser, einzelne Gene zu blockieren oder zu reparieren, um Pflanzen resistenter oder ergiebiger zu machen und Krankheiten zu heilen. Aus rein wissenschaftlicher Sicht werden damit die historischen Eingriffe und Veränderungen bloss viel präziser und effizienter, wie verschiedene Wissenschafter am Freitag an der Gottfried-von-Haberler-Tagung in Vaduz betonten. Das traditionelle Treffen liberaler Ökonomen, das einmal jährlich von der vom liechtensteinischen Fürstenhaus unterstützten European Center of Austrian Economics Foundation organisiert wird, war diesmal dem Thema Gen- und Biotechnologie gewidmet …

Weiterlesen -> Neue Zürcher Zeitung


*Peter A. Fischer ist studierter Wirtschaftswissenschaftler und seit 2010 Leiter der NZZ-Wirtschaftsredaktion in Zürich.

Mark your calendar: Gottfried von Haberler Conference 2019

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“Denying the science and technology of which genetic engineering is the current striking manifestation is simply an ostrich reaction and cannot solve our problems.” – Bernard E. Rollin

When Naive Presumptions
prompt Hasty Judgments:
On the Benefits and Problems
of Genetic Engineering


Wenn Vermutungen zum Urteil werden:
Die Gentechnologie am Pranger


Gottfried von Haberler Conference 2019 | The 15th International Gottfried v. Haberler Conference will take place on May 17, 2019 at University of Liechtenstein in Vaduz. Conference topic: When Naive Presumptions prompt Hasty Judgments: On the Benefits and Problems of Genetic Engineering. The event will be organized and hosted by ECAEF – European Center of Austrian Economics Foundation. The support of the University of Liechtenstein and multiple local and international sponsors is gratefully acknowledged.

By invitation only

Admission: General CHF 150/Euro 150; Students CHF 50/Euro 50

Academic Director: Kurt R. Leube
Tel. +1 650 248 4955 (krleube at stanford.edu)
and Tel. +43 676 942 8980 (krleube at gmail.com)

Administration: Rosmarie Lutziger
Tel. +423 235 1570 (Rosmarie.Lutziger at lgt.com)

Media Matters: Karin Brigl
Tel. +423 235 2344 (karin.brigl at lgt.com)

Conference Program on May 17, 2019

9:00-9:30  Registration/Fee
9:30-9:45  Welcome and Opening by Prince Michael of Liechtenstein

Session I:  Biotechnology – Origins, Advances and Current State (9:30-12:00)
9:45-10:00  Chair: Peter Fischer (CH)
10:00-10:30From Vaccination to Gene Therapy: What does modern Biotechnology do?” – H.S.H. Princess Therese of Liechtenstein (LI)
10:30-10:45  Discussion
10:45-11:15  Coffee break
11:15-11:45  “Tales of Woe: How Regulation Has Destroyed Entire Sectors of Biotechnology” – Henry I. Miller (USA)
11:45-12:00  Discussion
12:00-13:30  Buffet Luncheon for all participants at conference site

Session II:  Organic, Bio, Natural? On Ignorance and Semantic Traps (13:30-15:15)
13:30-13:45  Chair: Vinzenz von Thurn-Valsassina (A/UY)
13:45-14:15  “Überforderte Gesetzgeber: Was unterscheidet konventionelles und genomisches Züchten?” – Klaus Ammann (CH)
14:15-14:30  Discussion
14:30-15:00  “Only Evidence Matters! Towards a Rational Dialogue on GMOs!” – Agnes Ricroch (F)
15:00-15:15  Discussion
15:15 – 15:45  Coffee break

Session III:  Shackles on Men’s Mind? On the Ethical, Legal and Social Issues (15:45-18:10)
15:45-16:00  Chair: Henrique Schneider (CH)
16:00-16:30  “On Biotech Crops, Environmental Impact and Climate Change” – Graham Brookes (UK)
16:30-16:45  Discussion
16:45-16:50  Chair
16:50-17:20  “Können GVOs helfen die Welt zu ernähren?” – Matin Qaim (D)
17:20-17:35  Discussion
17:35-18:00  Discussion (general)
18:00-18:10  Farewell address: H.S.H. Prince Michael of Liechtenstein
18:20-18:30  Transportation by bus to the cocktail reception at Vaduz Castle
18:30-19:45  Cocktail Reception at Vaduz Castle


Relevant literature will be offered for sale by buchausgabe.de

Mark your calendar: ECAEF/CEPROM Conference on Dec 9/10, 2019

IV. ECAEF/CEPROM Conference, Monaco 2019

“If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there’d be a shortage of sand”.  Milton Friedman (1912-2006)


Topic of the IV. International ECAEF/CEPROM Conference:

Towards a Viable Alternative

Markets and Entrepreneurship
to Protect the Environment

Friends of the ECAEF: mark your calendar! The IV. International ECAEF/CEPROM conference is an Academic Conference by invitation only, planned and organized by ECAEF – European Center of Austrian Economics Foundation (FL); hosted by CEPROM – Center of Economic Research for Monaco (MC).

Academic Director:
ECAEF: Kurt R. Leube (krleube@gmail.com)

Administrative Director:
CEPROM: Emmanuel Falco (cecile@mlp.mc)

Media Contacts: nsaussier@palais.mc

Conference Date: Dec. 9/10, 2019

Location:
Musee Oceanographique de Monaco, Principality of Monaco

Conference Languages:
English/French; simultaneous translation.

We will update you with a detailed conference program once it has been released. Stay tuned.

XV. International Gottfried von Haberler Conference

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When Naive Presumptions
prompt Hasty Judgments:
On the Benefits and Problems
of Genetic Engineering


Wenn Vermutungen zum Urteil werden:
Die Gentechnologie am Pranger


“Denying the science and technology of which genetic engineering is the current striking manifestation is simply an ostrich reaction and cannot solve our problems”.  Bernard E. Rollin

Gottfried von Haberler Conference 2019 | The 15th International Gottfried v. Haberler Conference will take place on May 17, 2019 at University of Liechtenstein in Vaduz. Conference topic: When Naive Presumptions prompt Hasty Judgments: On the Benefits and Problems of Genetic Engineering. The event will be organized and hosted by ECAEF – European Center of Austrian Economics Foundation. The support of the University of Liechtenstein and multiple local and international sponsors is gratefully acknowledged.

By invitation only

Admission: General CHF 100/Euro 100; Students CHF 50/Euro 50

Academic Director: Kurt R. Leube
Tel. +1 650 248 4955 (krleube at stanford.edu)
and Tel. +43 676 942 8980 (krleube at gmail.com)

Administration: Rosmarie Lutziger
Tel. +423 235 1570 (Rosmarie.Lutziger at lgt.com)

Media Matters: Karin Brigl
Tel. +423 235 2344 (karin.brigl at lgt.com)

Conference Program on May 17, 2019

9:00-9:30  Registration/Fee
9:30-9:45  Welcome and Opening by Prince Michael of Liechtenstein

Session I:  Biotechnology – Origins, Advances and Current State (9:30-12:00)
9:45-10:00  Chair: Peter Fischer (CH)
10:00-10:30  “Fertilizing, Grafting and Vaccination: What Does Modern Biotechnology Do?” – H.S.H. Princess Therese of Liechtenstein (LI)
10:30-10:45  Discussion
10:45-11:15  Coffee break
11:15-11:45  “Tales of Woe: How Regulation Has Destroyed Entire Sectors of Biotechnology” – Henry I. Miller (USA)
11:45-12:00  Discussion
12:00-13:30  Buffet Luncheon for all participants at conference site

Session II:  Organic, Bio, Natural? On Ignorance and Semantic Traps (13:30-15:15)
13:30-13:45  Chair: Vinzenz von Thurn-Valsassina (A/UY)
13:45-14:15  “Überforderte Gesetzgeber: Was unterscheidet konventionelles und genomisches Züchten?” – Klaus Ammann (CH)
14:15-14:30  Discussion
14:30-15:00  “Only Evidence Matters! Towards a Rational Dialogue on GMOs!” – Agnes Ricroch (F)
15:00-15:15  Discussion
15:15 – 15:45  Coffee break

Session III:  Shackles on Men’s Mind? On the Ethical, Legal and Social Issues (15:45-18:10)
15:45-16:00  Chair: Henrique Schneider (CH)
16:00-16:30  “On Biotech Crops, Environmental Impact and Climate Change” – Graham Brookes (UK)
16:30-16:45  Discussion
16:45-16:50  Chair
16:50-17:20  “Können GVOs helfen die Welt zu ernähren?” – Matin Qaim (D)
17:20-17:35  Discussion
17:35-18:00  Discussion (general)
18:00-18:10  Farewell address: H.S.H. Prince Michael of Liechtenstein
18:20-18:30  Transportation by bus to the cocktail reception at Vaduz Castle
18:30-19:45  Cocktail Reception at Vaduz Castle


Relevant literature will be offered for sale by buchausgabe.de

ECAEF/CEPROM Conference 2018

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III. ECAEF/CEPROM Conference, Monaco 2018

“Money is not an invention of the state. It is not the product of a legislative act. Even the sanction of political authority is not necessary for its existence. Certain commodities came to be money quite naturally, as the result of economic relationships that were independent of the power of the state.”  Carl Menger (1840-1921)

III. International ECAEF/CEPROM Conference

Topic:

Concurrent Currencies.
Curse or Cure?

The III. International ECAEF/CEPROM conference is an Academic Conference by invitation only, planned and organized by ECAEF –
European Center of Austrian Economics Foundation (FL); hosted
by CEPROM – Center of Economic Research for Monaco (MC).

Academic Director: ECAEF: Kurt R. Leube (krleube@gmail.com)
Administrative Director: CEPROM: Emmanuel Falco (cecile@mlp.mc)
Media Contacts: nsaussier@palais.mc
Conference Date: Dec. 5/6, 2018
Location: Musee Oceanographique de Monaco, Principality of Monaco
Conference Languages: English/French; simultaneous translation.

Opening Dinner at the Palace in the presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II. for invited guests and speakers only, Dec. 5, 2018. Dinner speaker: Terry L. Anderson (USA) “From Barter to the Dollar without Government or FED.”

Conference Program:
09:00-9:30 Registration
09:30-9:50 Welcome: H.S.H. Prince Albert II and H.S.H. Prince Michael of Liechtenstein

Session I: On Government and Legal Tender (9:50-12:00)
09:50-10:00 Chair: Peter Fischer (CH)
10:00-10:30 ‘The Future of Euro and Dollar as Dominant Currencies’ Pedro Schwartz (ES)
10:30-10:45 Discussion
10:45-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-11:45 ‘Gold Money in a Digitalized Global Economy’ Thorsten Polleit (D)
11:45-12:00 Discussion

12:00-13:30 Luncheon for speakers and invited guests

Session II: On the Denationalization of Money (13:30-15:10)
13:30-13:40 Chair: Terry L. Anderson (USA)
13:40-14:10 ‘Let People Decide Freely what Money they Want to Use!’ Johan Norberg (S)
14:10-14:25 Discussion
14:25-15:55 ‘Concurrent Currencies and the Ethics of Money Production’ Guido Hülsmann (F)
15:55-15:10 Discussion
15:10-15:30 Coffee break
Session III: On Crypto Currencies (15:40-18:30)
15:30-15:40 Chair: Carlos A. Gebauer (D)
15:40-16:10 ‘Crypto Currencies: Mining, Volatility, and Safety’ Emanuele Canegrati (I)
16:10-17:50 Panel Discussion: Anderson, Canegrati, Hülsmann, Norberg, Polleit, Schwartz.
17:50-18:00 Farewell Remarks: Kurt R. Leube (A/USA)
18:00 End of Conference

Please note: some paper titles may still be changed, at this point.