Petro Schwartz – Democratic Dreams: How Impossible Policies Endanger Liberal Democracies

VADUZ – On May 20, 2022, the 16th Gottfried von Haberler Conference was held at the University of Liechtenstein. Title: “On the Morality of the State and the State of Political Morals”. Leading international scientists and recognized experts discussed the highly relevant, and explosive topic. The event was organized by ECAEF – European Center of Austrian Economics Foundation – and supported by the University of Liechtenstein and multiple local and international sponsors.

Over the next days, we publish recordings of the talks and interviews given at the conference. Today’s video clip and interview: Petro Schwartz “Democratic Dreams: How Impossible Policies Endanger Liberal Democracies”

The Interview with Pedro Schwartz is conducted by Karl-Peter Schwarz (Die Presse)

Dr Pedro Schwartz is Professor in the Department of Economics at Camilo José Cela University in Madrid. At the MPS General Meeting in Hong Kong in September 2014 he was elected President of the Mont Pèlerin Society, of which he became a member in 1978. He is a Bachelor and Doctor in Laws of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and a Master of Economics and a PhD in Political Thought at the LSE. Since 1970 he has been a Professor of Economics at four Spanish universities. From 1982 to 1986 he was a member of the Spanish Parliament in the Liberal / Conservative interest. From 2006 to 2008 he was an expert writing briefs for the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament.

He belongs to the Board of the Spanish Think Tank “Civismo”, to the Academic Advisory Board of the IEA in London, of the Liberales Institut Zürich and of the European Center of Austrian Economics at Liechtenstein; and in the US, he is an Adjunct Scholar of the Cato Institute.