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

Dinner Speech on May 18 by Beat Kappeler: Über den Missbrauch der Geldpolitik   <- Continue Reading   

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 Joachim Starbatty (D): Über den Missbrauch der Geldpolitik – On the Abuse of Monetary Policy   <- Continue Reading   
10:30-10:45 Discussion
10:45-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-11:45 Johan Norberg (S): Subsidies: When ‘Free’ Comes at High Cost – Subventionen sind teuer erkaufte Geschenke   <- Continue Reading   
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 Carlos Gebauer (D): Plurimae Leges, Summa Injuria: Die Gesetzesflut erzeugt grösstes Unrecht – The Flood of Rules creates Injustice   <- Continue Reading   
14:30-14:45 Discussion
14:45-15:15 Terry L. Anderson (USA): On Environmental Regulations, Private Property and Free Markets – Umweltschutz, Privateigentum, freie Märkte   <- Continue Reading   
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 Erich Weede (D): Wieviel Umverteilung verträgt eine Demokratie? – How Much Redistribution Can Democracy Withstand?   <- Continue Reading   
16:45-17:00 Discussion
17:00-17:30 Karl-Peter Schwarz (A): Lügenpresse? Über Journalismus, Zensur und Political Correctness – Fake News? Does Political Correctness censure free Journalism   <- Continue Reading   
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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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