V. ECAEF/CEPROM Conference, Monaco 2021

Principality of Monaco, 9 December 2021:

V. International

(An Academic Conference in honor of Jacques Rueff, 1896-1978)

by invitation only


“Is the Public Interest
really in the public’s interest?”

– with some Allusions to the Political Accountability –

Locally Organized and Hosted by
Center of Economic Research for Monaco (MC)

Conception, Arrangement and Academic Supervision:
European Center of Austrian Economics Foundation (LI)

Musee Oceanographique de Monaco
Principality of Monaco

Academic Director: Kurt R. Leube (krleube@gmail.com)
Admin. Director, CEPROM: Emmanuel Falco (terrisse@mci.mc and alexia@mci.mc)
Media Contacts: nsaussier@palais.mc
Conference Date: December 9, 2021
Location: Musee Oceanographique de Monaco, Principality of Monaco
Conference Languages: English/French; simultaneous translation.

Conference Program

9 December, 2021, 09:00-9:30: Registration
09:30-9:45, Welcome: H.S.H. Prince Albert II and H.S.H. Prince Michael of Liechtenstein

Session I (9:45-12:00)
On the Public Interest Concept: As a Method to judge Government Actions and Political Accountability.
09:45-10:00, Chair: Carlos A. Gebauer (D)
10:00-10:30: Free Markets, Economic Governance and the Public Interest – Michael Wohlgemuth (D)
10:30-10:45: Discussion
10:45-11:15: Coffee break for all participants
11:15-11:45: A false Dichotomy? The Public Interest and Inequality – Axel Kaiser (CL)
11:45-12:00: Discussion

12:00-13:45: Break

Session II (13:45-15:30)
On the Public Interest Concept: On its Meaning as an Economic Policy Function
13:45-14:00, Chair: Peter A. Fischer (CH)
14:00-14:30: Black Board Economics: The Public Interest and the Road to Leviathan – Terry L. Anderson (USA)
14:30-14:45: Discussion
14:45-15:15: In the Name of the Public Interest? Excessive Government Debt and ‘Unconventional’ Monetary Policies – Lars P. Feld (D)
15: 15:15-15:30: Discussion
15:30-16:00: Coffee break for all participants

Session III (16:00-18:00)
On the Public Interest Concept: As a Guide to and a Fact-Check on Public Policy Measures
16:00-16:15, Chair: Peter A. Fischer (CH)
16:15-16:45: Superstitions, Conjectures and Refutations: Inflation, High Debt and the Public Interest – Veronique de Rugy (USA/F)
16:45-17:00: Discussion
17:00-17:30: On the Zeitgeist, Political Accountability and the Public Interest – Johan Norberg (S)
17:30-17:45: Discussion
17:45-18:00: Closing Remarks – Kurt R. Leube (A/USA)
18:00: End of Conference

Please note: Some titles may change.
In the lobby and in the conference hall (Musee Oceanographique
de Monaco) you may be asked to wear a mask.

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)
Buchausgabe.de | 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