Gottfried von Haberler Conference 2011

Haberler Conference 2011
Gottfried von Haberler Conference 2011. The support of University of Liechtenstein and multiple local and international sponsors is gratefully acknowledged.

“We do not know how to achieve a given end. We do not know the relationship between the public policies we adopt and the effects these policies were designed to achieve”.

George J. Stigler (1911-1991)
Nobel Prize 1982

Organizer/Host: ECAEF – European Center of Austrian Economics Foundation (
Location: University of Liechtenstein, Fuerst Franz Josef Strasse, FL-9490 Vaduz
Administration: ECAEF, Herrengasse 12, FL-9490 Vaduz; Tel. +423 237-5860;
Director: Kurt R. Leube, ECAEF


The Economics of Regulation

(Der Preis der Gesetzesflut)

Conference Venue

May 19, 2011:
Dinner speach: Karl-Peter Schwarz “Politisch unkorrekte Fragen zur europaeischen Identitaet”

May 20, 2011:
  Session I – The Economics of Regulation   
09:00-09:05  Welcome: Prince Michael of Liechtenstein (FL)
09:05-09:15  Opening: Prime Minister Klaus Tschuetscher (FL)
09:15-09:25  Chair of first session: Michael Lauber (FL)
09:25-09:55  “The Economics of Regulation: The Case of Slovakia” Ivan Miklos (SK)
09:55-10:05  Discussion
10:05-10:35  “Wachstum, Wohlstand, Ordnungspolitik” Hermann-Otto Solms (D)
10:35-10:45  Discussion
10:45-11:10  Coffee Break
11:10-11:40  “The Regulatory Cost of U.S. Taxes” Alvin Rabushka (US)
11:40-11:50  Discussion
11:50-12:20  “Regulierungsprobleme auf den Finanzmaerkten” Kurt Schiltknecht (CH)
12:20-12:30  Discussion

12:30-02:00  Buffet Luncheon for all participants at the University

  Session II – Socio-economic Consequences  
02:00-02:10  Chair of second session: Karl-Peter Schwarz (A)
02:10-02:40  “The Anthropology of (Over)Regulation” Michael Leube (A/ES)
02:40-02:50  Discussion
02:50-03:20  “Wirtschafts- und gesellschaftspolitische Folgen der Regulierungsflut” Ekkart Zimmermann (D)
03:20-03:30  Discussion
03:30-04:00  Coffee break
04:00-04:30  “The  Road  to  Hell  is  paved  with  good  Regulations.  Lessons  from  the  financial Crisis”  Johan Norberg  (S)

  Session III – Panel Discussion “What Can be Done?”  
04:30-06:00  Chair of third session: Prince Michael of Liechtenstein (FL)
Discussants: Norberg, Lauber, Schiltknecht, Miklos
06:00-06:10  Farewell address

06:20 – Transportation to the Cocktail Reception at Vaduz Castle hosted by H.S.H. Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein.

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Our Partners

Liechtenstein Academy | private, educational foundation (FL)
Altas Network | economic research foundation (USA)
Austrian Economics Center | Promoting a free, responsible and prosperous society (Austria)
Berlin Manhatten Institute | non-profit Think Tank (Germany) | Buecher fuer den Liberalismus (Germany)
Cato Institute | policy research foundation (USA)
Center for the New Europe | research foundation (Belgium)
Forum Ordnungspolitik
Friedrich Naumann Stiftung
George Mason University
Heartland Institute
Hayek Institut
Hoover Institution
Istituto Bruno Leoni
Institut Václava Klause
Instytut Misesa
IREF | Institute of Economical and Fiscal Research
Johns Hopkins Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise | an interdivisional Institute between the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, and the Whiting School of Engineering
Liberales Institut
Liberty Fund
Ludwig von Mises Institute
New York University | Dept. of Economics (USA)
Stockholm Network
Students for Liberty
Swiss Mises Institute
Universidad Francisco Marroquin