Globalization, and the Benefits of Free Trade
(Globalisierung und die Vorteile des freien Handels)
The first ever Gottfried von Haberler Conference took place on September 23, 2005 in Vaduz, Liechtenstein. Organizer ECAEF did choose Hochschule Liechtenstein, Fürst-Franz-Josef-Strasse as venue location. H.S.H. Prince Michael of Liechtenstein did open the event, naming Giselher Guttmann as Chair of the first session. It included the following lectures:
“Austrian Economics and Global Financial Markets” (Vernon Smith, USA) – “International Monetary Policy: Problems Ahead” (Norbert Walter, D) – “Gottfried von Haberler’s Theory of International Trade at 75” (Barbara Dluhosch, D).
Chair of the second session was H.S.H. Prince Philipp of Liechtenstein. The following three lectures had been held:
“LDCs, Globalization, and the Benefits of Free Trade” (Manfred Brauchle, CL) – “Competition, IP Law and Free Trade” (Carl Baudenbacher, CH/FL) – “Is Fair Trade Just?” (Anthony de Jasay, F)
A topical and general discussion took place after session two. Chair of the panel was Erhard Busek. The panel included Karl Socher, Andreas Ludwig and Robert Nef. At 7pm a farewell cocktail and reception for all participants took place at the Liechtenstein Castle.