Gottfried von Haberler Conference 2015

The 11th Gottfried von Haberler-Conference did take place on Friday, May 29, 2015 at the University of Liechtenstein in Vaduz. Topic: “Seid umschlungen Millionen? – Der Würgegriff grosser Staaten” (English: “Be embraced, you Millions? Downsize the States, Empower the People!”). It was organized and hosted by ECAEF – European Center of Austrian Economics Foundation, in co-operation with the University of Liechtenstein – supported by multiple local and international sponsors. Simultaneous German/English translation both ways were provided. Papers in .doc-format of the speakers can be easily downloaded by clicking on the name of the speaker.

haberler conference 2015

“We shall all be the gainers if we can create a world fit for small states to live in.” – Friedrich A. von Hayek

Conference Program:

Location: Auditorium Maximum (Main Lecture Hall)

9:00-9:30 Registration
9:30-9:45 Welcome and Opening by H.S.H. Prince Michael of Liechtenstein and Deputy Prime Minister Thomas Zwiefelhofer

Session I:  Im Würgegriff der Mächtigen (9:45 -12:15)
9:45-10:00 Chair of first session: Peter Fischer (CH)
10:00-10:30 “Lessons, a Former Communist Country Learned from Its EU Membership” Vaclav Klaus (CZ)
10:30-10:45 Discussion
10:45-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-11:45 “Umschlungen, Überwacht, Entmündigt!” Erich Weede (D)
11:45-12:15 Discussion
12:15-13:30 Buffet Luncheon for all participants at conference site

Session II:  Empower the People (13:30-15:30)
13:30-14:00 Chair of second session: Ekkart Zimmermann (D)
14:00-14:30 “Gesetzgebungsmacht – Die Versuchung, über das Unverfügbare zu verfügen” Carlos Gebauer (D)
14:30-14:45 Discussion
14:45-15:15 “Fallacies of State Education” Alberto Benegas Lynch (AR)
15:15-15:30 Discussion
15:30- 16:00 Coffee break

Session III:  Zurück zur Bürgersouveränität (16:00-18:15)
16:00-16:15 Chair 3. session: Peter Fischer (CH)
16:15-16:45 “Lob dem Non-Zentralismus” Robert Nef (CH)
16:45-17:00 Discussion
17:00-17:30 “The Economics of Tax Competition” Veronique de Rugy (USA/F)
17:30-18:00 Discussion
18:00-18:15 Farewell address: H.S.H. Prince Michael of Liechtenstein
18:20  Transportation to the cocktail reception at Vaduz Castle
hosted by H.S.H. Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein.

You can download all session papers here:

Lessons, a Former Communist Country Learned from Its EU Membership Vaclav Klaus

Umschlungen, Überwacht, Entmündigt! Erich Weede

Gesetzgebungsmacht – Die Versuchung, über das Unverfügbare zu verfügen. Carlos Gebauer

Fallacies of State Education Alberto Benegas Lynch

Lob dem Non-Zentralismus Robert Nef

The Economics of Tax Competition Veronique de Rugy

Farewell address: H.S.H. Prince Michael of Liechtenstein

Relevant literature offered for sale by Links to all recent GvH Conferences:

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