The 3rd Gottfried-von-Haberler-Conference took place on September 27 and 28, 2007 in Vaduz, Liechtenstein. Topic: “There Ain’t No Such Thing as a Free Lunch – Milton Friedman*, an Appreciation”. As usual the conference was organized and hosted by ECAEF – European Center of Austrian Economics Foundation, in co-operation with Hochschule Liechtenstein, and with the support of local and international sponsors.
The opening dinner for speakers and invited guests took place on September 27. Dinner speaker: Karen Horn (D) “Why Does the Free Market Have Such a Bad Press?”
Contributions on September 28: “Friedman and the European Velvet Revolutions” by Prof. Vaclav Klaus (CZ); “Monetarism and Monetary Policy” by Antonio Martino (I); “On the ‘Social’ of a Market Economy” by Anthony de Jasay (F); “Friedman vs. Hayek: Does Method Matter?” by Hardy Bouillon (D); “Private Schools for Poor Kids” by Pauline Dixon (UK); “Applied Theory: The Reforms in Chile” by Manfred Braeuchle (CL); “On Misery and Poverty: The Free Market as Solution” by Barun Mitra (India); Conference Synopsis: Pedro Schwartz (ES); Farewell cocktail and reception hosted by H.S.H. Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein (FL).
*: Milton Friedman (July 31, 1912 – November 16, 2006) was an American economist, statistician and writer who taught at the University of Chicago for more than three decades. He received the 1976 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his research on consumption analysis, monetary history and theory and the complexity of stabilization policy. His name is deeply connected to the Chicago School of Economics. The Chicago school of economics is a neoclassical school of economic thought associated with the work of the faculty at the University of Chicago, some of whom have constructed and popularized its principles.