Mark your Calendar: IV. International ECAEF/CEPROM Conference on Dec 10 in Monaco

“If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there’d be a shortage of sand”.  Milton Friedman (1912-2006)

Topic of the IV. International ECAEF/CEPROM Conference:

Towards a Viable Alternative

Markets and Entrepreneurship
to Protect the Environment

The IV. International ECAEF/CEPROM conference in Honor of Jacques Rueff*  is an academic event by invitation only, planned and organized by ECAEF –
European Center of Austrian Economics Foundation (FL); hosted
by CEPROM – Center of Economic Research for Monaco (MC).

Academic Director: ECAEF: Kurt R. Leube (
Administrative Director: CEPROM: Emmanuel Falco (
Media Contacts:
Conference Date: Dec. 10, 2019 (by invitation only)
Location: Musee Oceanographique de Monaco, Principality of Monaco
Conference Languages: English/French; simultaneous translation.

Dec 9, 2019:
Opening Dinner at the Hotel Ermitage in the presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II. for invited guests and speakers only. Dinner speaker: Henrique Schneider (CH) on “Climate Change and Global Governance: A Dilemma”.

Conference Program

09:00-9:30 Registration
09:30-9:45 Welcome by H.S.H. Prince Albert II and H.S.H. Prince Michael of Liechtenstein

Session I:  All Flows, Nothings Stays: The Environment and Natural Change (9:45-12:00)

10:00-10:30 “Our not so Stable Ecological Past: A Brief History” – Josef H. Reichholf (DE)
10:30-10:45 Discussion
10:45-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-11:45 “Apocalypse Not: Despite Fluster and Fear Mongering, there is Progress” – Johan Norberg (SE)
11:45-12:00 Discussion

12:00-13:30 Luncheon for speakers and invited guests

Session II: Private Vices – Public Benefits (13:30-15:15)
13:30-13:45 Chair: Henrique Schneider (CH)
13:45-14:15 “The Tragedy of the Commons and Emerging Property Rights” – Pedro Schwartz (ES)
14:15-14:30 Discussion
14:30-15:00 “On the Abuse of Reason and Science” – Hardy Bouillon (DE)
15:00-15:15 Discussion

15:15-15:45 Coffee break

Session III: Care for the Environment? Unleash the Markets! (15:45-18:00)
15:45-16:00 Chair: Carlos A. Gebauer (D)
16:00-16:30 “Saving Nature from Politics: a Classical Liberal Approach to Effective Environmental Protection” – Axel Kaiser (CL)
16:30-16:45 Discussion
16:45-17:15 “Nature and Markets: The Case for the Enviropreneurs” – Terry L. Anderson (US)
17:15-17:45 Discussion (topical/general)
17:45-18:00 Farewell Remarks: Kurt R. Leube (A/USA)
18:00 End of Conference

18:30-20:00 Farewell Reception for speakers and invited guests hosted by H.S.H. Prince Albert II at the Princely Palace

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