Program

Thursday November 2

12.00-18.00    Registration at Clarion Sign Hotel, Conference Lobby

 

13.00-16.30    Open Young Scholars Sessions

 

13.00-14.30    Populism 1
Chair: Nils Karlson, Associate Professor of Political Science, Founding President and CEO of the Ratio Institute

Rohac et. al. – The Wisdom of Demagogues – Institutions, Corruption and Support for Authoritarian Populists

Cachanosky and Padilla – The Rise and Fall of Populism in Latin America

Kuchar – Populism and the Adverse Effects of Modernization

 

13.00-14.30    History
Chair: Bruce Caldwell, Research Professor of Economics at Duke University, and Director of the Center for the History of Political Economy

Douma – Can There Be a People’s History

Ritter– Liberalism, Populism, and the Poverty of Cosmopolitan Historicism

Collins – Economic Principle and the Will of the People

 

13.00-14.30    Applied Topics 1
Chair: Benjamin Powell, Professor of Economics, Texas Tech University, Director of the Free Market Institute

Malone – For Better or Worse – How Ballot Initiatives Influence Agricultural Production

Hall and Coyne – The War on Terror, The War on Truth

Candela – The Political Economy of Italian Unification in Sicily

 

14.30        Coffee break

 

15.00-16.30    Populism 2
Chair: Peter Boettke, Professor of Economics, George Mason University, President of MPS 2016-2018

Köppl–Turyna and Ennser-Jedenastik – Cushion or Catalyst?– How Welfare State Generosity Moderates the Impact of Economic Vulnerability on populist Radical Right Support

Nova – Taking back control

Grafström – Technological Change and Wage Polarization

 

15.00-16.30    Information, Cost and Choice
Chair: Niclas Berggren, Associate Professor of Economics, Research Institute of Industrial Economics and University of Economics in Prague

Hankins – Independence, Information, and Social Choice

Schaefer – The Expressive Commons – Free Speech as a Common Pool Resource

Berg – Populism and Democracy – A Transaction Cost Diagnosis and a Cryptodemocracy Treatment

 

15.00-16.30    Applied Topics 2
Chair: Hannes Gissurarsson, Professor of Political Science, University of Iceland

Eriksson and Sandström – David versus Goliath – How Can an Entrant Firm Dismantle a Government Monopoly

Lundberg – The Laffer Curve for High Incomes

 

 

18.30-22.00    Welcome Reception and Dinner

Welcome address

Nils Karlson

Music

Dan Laurin on Recorder & Anna Paradiso Laurin on Harpsicord

Friday November 3

Session 1

09.00    The Populist Threats to the Free Society

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

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

Populism is Zero Sum Under Majority Rule
Deirdre McCloskey, Professor Emeritus of Economics, History, English, and Communication, University of Illinois at Chicago

 

10.30        Coffee break

 

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 the Ratio Institute

 

12.00        Lunch

 

Session 2

13.30        The Prospect for Stagnation or Growth

Chair: J.R. Clark, Professor of Economics, Probasco Distinguished Chair at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Treasurer the Mont Pelerin Society.

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, Director of the Walter Eucken Institute

 

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 Prize Committee

Christian Bjørnskov, Professor of Economics, Aarhus University

 

Special session: Pub Hayek


16.45     Progress

Chair: Madsen Pirie, PhD in Philosophy, President of The Adam Smith Institute

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 arranged by Spendrups

18.00    Evening free


Saturday November 4

Session 3

09.00    A Clash of Civilizations?

Chair: Greg Lindsay, AO, Executive Director of Centre for Independent Studies

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

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

The Terrorism-Populism Threat to the Free Society
Amichai Magen, Associate Professor and Head of the Diplomacy & Conflict Studies Program, The Lauder School of Government, IDC (Herzliya), Israel

 

10.30        Coffee break

 

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

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

Institutional Systems and Their 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

 

14.30        Coffee break

 

Session 5

15.00    The Future of Liberalism and the Free Society

Chair:    Gabriel Calzada, President of Universidad Francisco Marroquin

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

Economic Liberties and Human Rights
John Tomasi, Professor of Political Science and Philosophy, Brown University

Human Capital in the 21st Century An Essay on Markets In Education
David Schmidtz, Professor of Philosophy, University of Arizona

 

16.45        Session 5: Commentators and Panel Discussion

Emily Skarbek, Assistant Professor of Political Theory, Brown University

Ralf Bader, Associate Professor, Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy, Merton College, Oxford University
 

17.45        Free time

 

18.30        Closing Reception and Dinner

Summary and Conclusions

Peter Boettke

General Meeting of Mont Pelerin Society 2018 Gran Canaria

Gabriel Calzada

Regional Meeting of Mont Pelerin Society 2019 Texas

Benjamin Powell

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