Friday, April 13  (open to public)
2:30—3:15 pm Registration (Jungmannova 17, Prague 1)
3:15—3:30 pm Opening by Josef Šíma (CEVRO Institute)
3:30—4:30 pm

Franz Cuhel Memorial Lecture

David Howden (Saint Louis University):  Misunderstanding of the rate of interest as a source of today's monetary policy mismanagement

4:30—4:45 pm

Remarks: Students for Liberty 

4:45—5:45 pm

Friedrich von Wieser Memorial Lecture

Leszek Balcerowicz (Warsaw School of Economics): Institutional Systems and Their Dynamics, Including Good and Bad Transitions

5:45—6:00 pm


The Fund for American Studies by Matthew Kwasiborski

6:30—10:00 pm Welcome Dinner (for participants with "full fee package"
Saturday, April 14  (For registered participants only)
9:00—10:30 am

I-A: Libertarianism and Violence

I-B: Economics of Politics and Institutions

I-C: Growth and Development

11:00—12:30 pm

II-A: Austrian Monetary Theory

II-B: Environment

II-C: Regime Change

2:00—3:30 pm

III-A:  Applied Austrian Economics

III-B: Intellectual History

III-C: Ideology, Anarchocapitalism and Growth of Government

4:00—5:30 pm


IV-B: Economic Understanding and Economic Fallacies

IV-C: Institutional Development



Sunday, April 15                                 
Optional: Tour of the historical center of Prague (if sufficient number of people are interested)



I-A: Libertarianism and Violence
Petr Špecián (Charles University, Czech Republic):  Libertarian Paternalism and the Presumption of Benevolent Government
Paweł Nowakowski (University of Wrocław, Poland): Austrian economics, libertarianism, and value of human life
Rahim Taghizadegan (International Academy of Philosophy, Liechtenstein): The Praxeology of Coercion: A New Theory of Violence Cycles

I-B: Economics of Politics and Institutions
Dušan Tříska (CEVRO Institute):  Ambiguity of the  Transition’s Target
Yulia Rodionova (RANEPA): Does rent seeking affect sales growth? Evidence from international data
Kerstin Roeder (University of Augsburg): The Political Sustainability of a Basic Income Scheme and Social Health Insurance

I-C: Growth and Development
Enrique Vásquez Huamán (Universidad del Pacífico, Lima, Perú): Understanding the political economy behind the Latin American paradox: Managing good economic performance but social strain (2000-2015)
Kabir Saubanov (Kazan Federal University): Competitiveness of the economy of the Russian regions at the European level 
Medea Kharaishvili (Tbilisi state university, Georgia): Human Capital and its Influence on Economic Development Processes 

II-A: Austrian Monetary Theory
Pavel Potužák (University of Economics): Critical error in the Mises pure time preference theory
Pedro Batista (Goethe University Frankfurt): The Limits of Monetary Sovereignty 
Tomáš Frömmel  (University of Economics, Czech Republic): Negative inflation target policy: Proposal of non-distortionary monetary policy

II-B: Environment
David Driesen (Syracuse University, US): Toward a Populist Political Economy of Climate Change 
Lenka Slavíková (Purkyně University, Czech Republic): Motivations for the private provision of biodiversity in the heart of Europe
Leszek Jurdziak (University of Wrocław, Poland): The idea of profit sharing for property owners over strategic deposits belonging to the state

II-C: Regime Change
Tomáš Nikodým (University of Economics, Czech Republic): Against Beneš? Anti-Beneš opposition in post-war Czechoslovakia reconsidered
Dominik Ešegović (CEVRO Institute/PPE): The economic system of Yugoslavia 
Phoebe Wasfy (University of Hamburg, Germany): Autocratic Survival in Oil Abundant countries: How to buy a Dictator’s way out?

III-A:  Aplied Austrian Economics 
William Wang (Complutense University of Madrid, Spain): Xi Jinping Political Era From a Marketization and a more Limited Government Perspective
Lukáš Nikodým (University of Economics, Czech Republic): Some notes on Emil Kauder’s interpretation of Carl Menger
Eduard Braun (University of Technology Clausthal, Germany): Accounting for Market Equilibrium – Comparing the Revenue-Expense to the Balance-Sheet Approach

III-B: Intellectual History
Tomas Kristofory (American University in Bulgaria): Was the Austrian School an Austro-Hungarian School Really?
Andreas Kramer (King Juan Carlos University in Madrid, Spain): The Political Economy of the Austro-Hungarian Crown Lands: Federalism vs. Centralism under Habsburg Rule
Brett Anderson (CEVRO Institute/PPE, Czech Republic): Scholastic Economic Thought 

III-C: Ideology, Anarchocapitalism and Growth of Government
Dagmar Schulze Heuling (Universität Erfurt): Challenging presumed purity – a refutation of anarcho-capitalism
Václav Rybáček (Purkyně University, Czech Republic): Measuring government
Dominik Stroukal (CEVRO Institute): Breaking Down the Market Failures

Arkadiusz Sieroń (University of Wrocław, Poland): Is the Austrian Business Cycle Theory Outdated?
Youliy Ninov (Germany): Against the Austrian Business Cycle Theory
Olga Peniaz (Catholic University of the West, France): The Austrian Business Cycle Theory from the Perspective of Empirical Research 

IV-B: Economic Understanding and Economic Fallacies
Alicja Sielska (Univeristy of Wrocław, Poland):  The problem of planned obsolesces – the truth or a science myth?
James Hackney (Northeastern University): Free market principles and the evolution of finance theory in the 1980s
Christian Schneider (King Juan Carlos University): Artificial Intelligence and the Luddite Fallacy

IV-C: Institutional Development
Karoly  Mike (Corvinus University of Budapest): Who can actually craft institutions? On the institutional calculation debate 
Wioletta Nowak (University of Wroclaw): Trends in triangular development cooperation in African least developed countries
Adrian-Ionut-Alexandru Sandu (University of Bucharest, Romania): Romania and the Visegrad group - a new relationship perspective