Practical info

Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, is easily reached from all over the world. The city is built on 14 islands and is surrounded by water, which adds to its beauty. The Nobel Museum, The Vasa Museum, The Modern Art Museum, and the Old Town with the Royal Palace are all top sights


The main airport of Stockholm is called Arlanda (ARN) and is located about 40 kilometers, or 25 miles, to the north of the city. The Arlanda Express Train takes you to the center of Stockholm, very near the conference hotel, in 20 minutes.

There are also flights to Skavsta and Vasteras airports, from where coaches depart to Stockholm.

• Further information about airport transfers

Further Information

• Further information about Stockholm, major sights and optional tours, see
• Further information about the Ratio Institute
• Further information about The Mont Pelerin Society

PDF with General informationClarion Hotel Sign is the official conference hotel for the 2017 MPS meeting in Stockholm, and we strongly recommend it to all participants. The meeting itself will take place in the excellent conference facilities of this hotel. It is a spectacular venue, with modern Scandinavian design, as well as the biggest hotel in Stockholm. Clarion Hotel Sign is located about 200 meters from the airport train, the Arlanda Express, downtown Stockholm.

Discounted hotel rates are available to all participants when you register, however these rates only apply when booked in conjunction with registration.

If you encounter problems, you can also make your reservation by telephone by calling

+46 86 76 98 10.

Alternative hotels

Although we recommend all participants to stay at Clarion Hotel Sign, there are of course alternative hotels in Stockholm. Some affordable alternatives in the area are:Kom Hotel

Stockholm inn

City Lodge

Clarion Sign

More information about the Ice hotelSince this is a special meeting no social program will be arranged, but the city of Stockholm provides ample opportunities to visit museums, Scandinavian design shops and walks in the Old Town. We especially recommend the Vasa Museum and the Museum of Modern Art. Optional tours to the Ice Hotel and Helsinki, for example, are easily arranged. See

Organizing committee

Björn Wahlroos, PhD in Economics, Chairman
of the Board in Sampo Group, Nordea and UPM-Kymmene, Praeses of the Ratio Academy, Chair

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

J. R. Clark, Probasco Chair of Free Enterprise, The University of Tennessee at Chattanoog, Treasurer of MPS

Lars Göran Johansson, Vice President, Confederation of Swedish Enterprise

Mattias Dahl, CEO Swedish Confederation of Transport Enterprises

Dress Code

The conference dress code is business casual attire. Also for dinners. See e.g.