Thursday November 2

12.00-18.00    Registration


13.00-16.30    Parallell Paper Session on Conference Theme for Young Scholars

13.00-14.30    Populism 1: History: Applied Topics 1

15.00-16.30    Populism 2: Information, Cost and Choice: Applied Topics 2


18.30-22.00    Welcome Reception and Dinner

Friday November 3

Session 1

09.00    The Populist Threats to the Free Society

The Reconstruction of the Liberal Project
Peter Boettke, Professor of Economics, George Mason University, President of MPS 2016-2018

Me, the People: Western Societies under the Sway of Populist Leaders
Karen Horn, Lecturer in the History of Economic Thought, Editor and Co-President NOUS network

Governing from the Monkey Cage: Democracy vs. Liberalism
Deirdre McCloskey, Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication, University of Illinois at Chicago

11.00        Commentators and Panel Discussion

Mark Pennington, Professor of Political Economy and Public Policy, King’s College
Lotta Stern, Associate Professor of Sociology, Stockholm University and Vice President  at the Ratio Institute


12.00        Lunch


Session 2

13.30        The Prospect for Stagnation or Growth

The Populism-Stagnation Spiral
Luigi Zingales, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago

New Technology and the Welfare Interpretation of Growth
Diane Coyle, Professor of Economics, University of Manchester

The Future of Growth
Lars P Feld, Professor of Economics, Freiburg University, German Council of Economic Experts and Co-President NOUS network


15.00        Coffee break


15.30        Session 2: Commentators and Panel Discussion

Per Strömberg, Professor of Finance, Stockholm School of Economics, Chairman of Nobel Economics Price Committee
Christian Bjørnskov, Professor of Economics, Aarhus University


Special session: Pub Hayek

16.45     Progress

Ten Reasons to Look Forward to the Future
Johan Norberg, Lecturer, Documentary Filmmaker and Author, Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute and the European Centre for International Political Economy

Beer Tasting

18.00    Evening free

Saturday November 4

Session 3

09.00    A Clash of Civilizations?

Migration and its Consequences
Benjamin Powell, Professor of Economics, Texas Tech University, Director of the Free Market Institute

Clashes within and with Islam: Roles of Political Correctness
Timur Kuran, Professor of Economics, Political Science and Islamic Studies, Duke University

The Bull, The China Shop, and the Mosquito: Open Societies and Terrorist Threats
Amichai Magen, Senior Lecturer and Head of Governance & Political Violence Program at the Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT), IDC Herzliya, Israel

11.00        Session 3: Commentators and Panel Discussion

Paul Cliteur, Professor of Jurisprudence, Leiden University
Virgil H. Storr, Research Associate Professor of Economics at George Mason University


12.00        Lunch


Session 4

13.00        Russia and Eastern Europe: The Road Ahead

The institutional systems and the dynamics, including good and bad transitions.
Leszek Balcerowicz, Professor of Economics, Former Chairman of the National Bank and Deputy Prime Minister of Poland

The Russian Threat and the Need for Reform
Anders Åslund, Professor of International Economics, Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council

14.00        Session 4: Commentators and Panel Discussion

Stefan Kolev, Professor of Economics, University of Applied Sciences Zwickau and Wilhelm Röpke Institute Erfurt


Session 5

15.00    The Future of Liberalism and the Free Society

Liberal Ideals and the Future of Constitutionalism
Jacob T. Levy, Professor of Political Science and Political Theory, McGill University

The Fairness of Free Markets
John Tomasi, Professor of Political Science and Philosophy, Brown University

Markets in Education
David Schmidtz, Professor of Philosophy, University of Arizona

16.45        Session 5: Commentators and Panel Discussion

Emily Skarbek, Lecturer in Political Economy at Kings’s College London
Ralf Bader, Associate Professor, Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy, Merton College, Oxford University

17.45        Free time


18.30        Closing Reception and Dinner

Sunday November 5

Departure and/or excursions; the Nobel, Vasa, Modern Art Museums, Old Town etc. on individual basis.

Program Committee

Peter Boettke, Professor of Economics, George Mason University, President of MPS 2016 – 2018, Chair

Niclas Berggren, Associate Professor of Economics, Research Institute of Industrial Economics and University of Economics in Prague

Lars P Feld, Professor of Economics, Freiburg University, Walter Eucken Institut and German Council of Economic Experts

Edwin van de Haar, PhD in International Political Theory, FMO – Dutch Development Bank

Nils Karlson, Associate Professor of Political Science, Founding President and CEO of the Ratio Institute

Mark Pennington, Professor of Political Economy and Public Policy, King’s College London