XIII. International Gottfried von Haberler Conference

‘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 XIII. International Gottfried von Haberler Conference will take 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 will be organized and hosted by ECAEF – European Center of Austrian Economics Foundation.

By invitation only

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

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

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

Media Contacts:
Susanna Gopp, Tel. +423 237 5858, email: susanna.gopp at iuf li

Conerence 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 erkafute 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 Flut von Gesetzen erzeugt grösstes Unrecht” (Plurimae leges, summa injuria: 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 “Is Europe Giving Up on Free Speech?” (Wie steht es um die Redefreiheit in Europa?); Timothy Garton Ash (UK)
17:30-18:00 Discussion

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

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