Gottfried von Haberler Conference 2014

haberler conference 2014

The 10th Gottfried von Haberler-Conference 2014 took place on June 27, at University Liechtenstein in Vaduz. This years topic: “On Statesmanship and the Limits of State Action” (German: Staatskunst – Staatsaufgaben – Staatsausgaben). It was organized and hosted by ECAEF – European Center of Austrian Economics Foundation, in co-operation with University Liechtenstein and with the support of multiple local and international sponsors. Simultaneous German/English translation both ways had been provided. ECAEF-President H.S.H. Prince Michael of Liechtenstein did open the conference at 09:30am. It was divided into three sessions with two lectures each.

Session 1 (Staatskunst):
“Der Staat im 3. Jahrtausend” by S.D. Fürst Hans Adam II (FL)
“What Governments Should Never Do” by Mel Cappe (CDN)

Session 2 (Staatsaufgaben):
“Der Staat als Schiedsrichter” by Michael Wohlgemuth (DE)
“Staat und Geld” by Thorsten Polleit (DE)

Session 3 (Staatsausgaben):
“Legitime Staatsausgaben” Michael von Prollius (DE)
“Can Anyone Rule Cyberspace?” John Perry Barlow (US)

The conference ended with a farewell cocktail and reception, hosted by H.S.H. Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein.

You can download the following conference papers here:

H.S.H. Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein:
Staatskunst–Staatsaufgaben–Staatsausgaben (PDF, 65kb)

Conference report by Hubert Milz:
Veranstaltungsbericht (PDF, 0.9MB)

Mel Cappe: What Governments should never do (PDF, 274kb)

Michael Prollius: Legitime Staatsausgaben (PDF, 137kb)

Michael Wohlgemuth: Der Staat als Schiedsrichter (DOC, 200kb)

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