Gottfried von Haberler Conference 2017

‘Interventionism is a system that is contradictory and unsuitable even from the point of view of its sponsors, that cannot be carried out logically, and whose introduction in every case can effect nothing but disturbances in the smooth functioning of the social order based on private property’.

Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973)

haberler conference 2017

The Economics and Politics
of Interventionism

Wenn Bürokraten Unternehmer spielen:
Die Politik des Interventionismus

The 13th International Gottfried von Haberler Conference took place on May 19, 2017 in Vaduz, at University of Liechtenstein. Topic: “The Economics and Politics of Interventionism” – German translation: “Wenn Bürokraten Unternehmer spielen: Die Politik des Interventionismus”. The event was organized and hosted by ECAEF – European Center of Austrian Economics Foundation.

By invitation only

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

Academic Director:
Kurt R. Leube, Tel. +1 650 248 4955; email: krleube at stanford edu

Administration and Media Contacts:
Rosmarie Lutziger, Tel. +423 235 1570, email: rosmarie.lutziger at lgt com

Conference Schedule on May 19, 2017
9:00-9:30 Registration/Fee
9:30-9:45 Welcome and Opening;
H.S.H. Prince Michael of Liechtenstein

Session I:
On Monetary and Economic Interventions
9:45-10:00 Chair: Peter Fischer (CH)
10:00-10:30 “Über den Missbrauch der Geldpolitik” (On the Abuse of Monetary Policy); Joachim Starbatty (D)
10:30-10:45 Discussion
10:45-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-11:45 “Subsidies: When ‘Free’ Comes at High Cost” (Subventionen sind teuer erkaufte Geschenke); Johan Norberg (S)
11:45-12:15 Discussion

12:15-13:45 Buffet Luncheon for all participants at conference site

Session II:
Interventionism Undermines the Legal Framework
13:45-14:00 Chair: Beat Kappeler (CH)
14:00-14:30 “Plurimae Leges, Summa Injuria: Die Gesetzesflut erzeugt grösstes Unrecht” (The Flood of Rules creates Injustice);  Carlos Gebauer (D)
14:30-14:45 Discussion
14:45-15:15 “On Environmental Regulations, Private Property and Free Markets” (Umweltschutz, Privateigentum, freie Märkte); Terry L. Anderson (USA)
15:15-15:30 Discussion
15:30- 16:00 Coffee break

Session III:
Some Adverse Effects of ‘Social Engineering’and Censorship 
16:00-16:15 Chair: Beat Kappeler (CH)
16:15-16:45 “Wieviel Umverteilung verträgt eine Demokratie?” (How Much Redistribution Can Democracy Withstand?); Erich Weede (D)
16:45-17:00 Discussion
17:00-17:30 “Lügenpresse? Über Journalismus, Zensur und Political Correctness” (Fake News? Does Political Correctness censure free Journalism?); Karl-Peter Schwarz (A)
17:30-18:00 Discussion (topic and general)

18:00-18:10 Farewell address:
H.S.H. Prince Michael of Liechtenstein
18:20-18:30 Transportation by bus to Vaduz Castle
18:30-19:30 Farewell Cocktail Reception at Vaduz Castle

You can download all session papers here:

Beat Kappeler Dinner-Rede
Joachim Starbatty Über den Missbrauch der Geldpolitik
Johan Norberg Subsidies: When Free Comes at a High Cost
Carlos A. Gebauer Plurimae leges, summa iniuria
Terry L. Anderson On Environmental Regulations, Private Property and Free Markets
Erich Weede Wieviel Umverteilung verträgt die Demokratie
Karl-Peter Schwarz Lügenpresse

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