Save the DATE! 20 May 2022: 16th Gottfried v. Haberler Conference

Mark your Calendar! Conference Date: 20 May 2022

One of the ancient and modern critiques of democracy is that radicals destroy norms for short-term political gain, norms that they themselves often later seek as refuge.

Victor Davis Hanson

On the Morality of the State
and the State of Political Morals

(With  some Hints on the Lack of Political Accountability)

Über die Hybris der Staaten und den Zustand politischer Moral

The 16th International Gottfried von Haberler Conference will take place on May 20, 2022 at University of Liechtenstein in Vaduz. Conference topic: On the Morality of the State and the State of Political Morals. The event will be organized and hosted by ECAEF – European Center of Austrian Economics Foundation. The support of the University of Liechtenstein and multiple local and international sponsors is gratefully acknowledged.

By invitation only

Admission: General CHF 150/Euro 150; Students CHF 50/Euro 50

Academic Director: Kurt R. Leube
Tel. +1 650 248 4955 and Tel. +43 676 942 8980 (krleube at gmail com)

Administration: Rosmarie Lutziger
Tel. +423 235 1570 (Rosmarie.Lutziger at

Media Matters: Karin Brigl
Tel. +423 235 2344 (karin.brigl at

Conference Program:
Please note: some changes may be necessary due to the pandemic.
09:00-09:30  Registration
09:30-09:45  Welcome and a Comment on the Present State of Geopolitical Affairs by H.S.H. Prince Michael of Liechtenstein

Session I:
Behind a Democratic Veil: A new Centralism and a Downfall of Standards

20 May 2022, 09:45-10:00  Chair: Karl-Peter Schwartz (AT)
10:00-10:30  “Democratic Dreams: How Impossible Policies Endanger Liberal Democracies” – Pedro Schwarz (ES)
10:30-10:45  Discussion
10:45-11:15  Coffee break
11:15-11:45  “Über Bürokratiewachstum, Zentralismus und die zunehmende Staatsmacht” – Christoph A. Schaltegger (CH)
11:45-12:00  Discussion
12:00-13:30  Buffet Luncheon for all participants at conference site

Session II:
On Autocratic Tendencies and the Erosion of Individual Freedom

13:30-13:45  Chair: Peter Fischer (CH)
13:45-14:15  “Restoring Liberty for American Indians”
– Terry L. Anderson (US)
14:15-14:30  Discussion
14:30-15:00  “Bemerkungen zum drohenden Bargeldverbot und eine Kritik des digitalen Zentralbankgeldes” – Thorsten Polleit (DE)
15:00-15:15 Discussion
15:15-15:45 Coffee break

Session III:
On Power, Corruption and the End of the Rule of Law

15:45-16:00  Chair: Karl-Peter Schwarz (AT)
16:00-16:30  “A Freeway to Serfdom: On Social Media, Polarization and the Contempt of Civic Institutions” – Michael Leube (ES/US)
16:30-16:45  Discussion
16:45-17:15  “Über den Rechtspositivismus, den Mangel an politischer Verantwortung und das Ende des Rechtsstaats” – Henrique Schneider (CH)
17:15-17:45  Discussion (general)
17:45-18:00  Closing Remarks by H.S.H. Prince Michael 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