PCPE 2006 Schedule

Memorial Lectures

The highlights of the PCPE are named lectures commemorating the heritage of two towering statures of economic science whose lives are bound with the city of Prague: Franz Cuhel and Friedrich Wieser.

Jesus Huerta de Soto The Cuhel Memorial Lecture will be given by Dr. Jesus Huerta de Soto, the leading Austrian economist in Spain, currently a Professor at the Rey Juan Carlos University. Robert Higgs The Wieser Memorial Lecture will be given by Dr. Robert Higgs, Senior Fellow in Political Economy for The Independent Institute and Editor of the Independent Review, author of books such as Against Leviathan or Competition and Coercion.

Friday, April 21 - Program held at Prague University of Economics (sessions open to public)

12:30 - 13:30 Registration at University of Economics, Prague
13:30 - 14:00 Welcoming drink
14:00 - 14:15 Josef Sima - Openning of the Conference
14:15 - 15:00 Jesus Huerta de Soto - Cuhel Memorial Lecture
15:00 - 16:00 Robert Higgs - Wieser Memorial Lecture
16:00 - 16:30 Refreshment Break
16:30 - 17:00 Henry Hazlitt Prize 2006 Announcement
Peter Bauer Prize 2006
Gary Becker Prize 2006 Announcement
Best Scholarly Student Paper writen at the Faculty of Economics Announcement
17:00 - 17:45 Booklaunch: Johan Norberg - "In Defence of Global Capitalism" globalizace
17:45 - 18:00 Closing Remarks
19:00 - 22:00 "Welcome in Prague!" - Dinner


Saturday, April 22 Program held at Prague University of Economics (parallel sessions)

08:00 - 08:30 Coffee and pastries at University of Economics, Prague
08:30 - 10:30 Panel Sessions A
Monetary Policy and the Business Cycle
Antony Mueller: Monetary Policy in a Hayekian Supply Side Model (bad audio quality)
Phillip Bagus: Asset Prices and Monetary Policy - An Austrian Perspective (bad audio quality)
Grigore Ioan Pirosc: The stock exchange and the Great economic depression (bad audio quality)
Dan Vořechovský: Erroneous Action and the Cycle Theory (bad audio quality)
Josef Mensik: Intertemporal Equilibrium and Credit Intermediation (bad audio quality)

Co-ordination, firms and the market
Judit Kapás: The Coordination Problems, the Market and the Firm
Marcin Zielinski: Problems with Mathematical Economics
Mateusz Machaj: Socialism: neither a calculation, nor a knowledge problem

Conflict and Social Change I
Mark Tomass: Identity as a Psychological Foundation for Social Conflict
Pavel Pelikan: Markets vs. Governments when Rationality is Unequally Bounded (bad audio quality)
Mikhail Molchanov, Yuri Yevdokimov: The Political Economy of Ukraine's Choice or Why the Orange Revolution Did Not Succeed
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 13:00 Panel Sessions B
Conflict and Social Change II
Pál Czeglédi: Economic growth and institutional coherence
Oskar Kurer: Varieties of Capitalism and Economic Growth - a Liberal Restatement
Arnulf I. Simmon: Technology as a cause of structural unemployment (bad audio quality)

Ethics, Morality and Praxeology
Roderick T. Long: Rule-following, Praxeology, and Anarchy
Bernard Brscic: On the Moral Dimension of Austrian Economics
Lenka Camrova: Why environmental economists often do not speak the same language? (bad audio quality)
Ozge Kama: Discrimination and Compensation Policies

Institutions of Non-market Allocation of Resources
Pascal Salin: Should the Democratic Model be Applied to Non-Governmental Organizations and Firms?
Pavel Chalupnicek: Altruism and Social Entrepreneurship
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch at the University of Economics Academic Club
14:30 - 16:30 Panel Sessions C
Law, Economics and Institutions I
Enrico Colombatto: Law, Economics and the Institutional Approach to Development and Transition: towards an Evolutionary Perspective
Dusan Triska: Communication settings taxonomy: Towards the legal and organizational resources of power, justice and efficiency
Tomas Richter: Bankruptcy Law from Scratch: The Czech and Slovak Experience

Economics of Environment and Natural Resources
Selim Inancli: Government Policies on Environmental Issue and Trade Volume: Turkish Case
Jan Melichar: External Costs of Energy Production: Applying the Externe Methodology in the Czech Republic
Eliska Kotikova: Reasons for Use of Marketable Permits in Urban Development
Jaroslav Klusak: Theoretical and Empirical Studies of Environmental Kuznets Curve (bad audio quality)

Money and Politics
Fuat Sekmen: Exchange Rate Volatility and Price Mechanism
Tomasz Wyszyński: U.S. Monetary Policy and the Third Gulf War (bad audio quality)
Alessandro Marchesianiy, Pietro Senesiz: Money, Nominal Bonds and Taxation
Michal Kvasnicka: Stability of the Gold Standard and Its Selected Consequences (bad audio quality)
16:30 - 17:00 Coffee Break
17:00 - 19:00 Panel Sessions D
Law, Economics and Institutions II
Hans Schaefer: Problems of Corporate Law in Developing Countries
Zdenek Kuhn: Economic Analysis of Law and the Post-Communist Legal Cultures: Alice's Adventures in the Wonderland of Textual Positivism?
Petr Kuhn: Who Should Legal Rules Favor?
Petr Koblovsky: Why Will Most Likely Be a State Paternalism Part of the Law Order - despite Hayek Lesson from Cultural Evolution

Economics of Development
Jonathan BeVille: Regional Integration and Economic Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: The case of the Union Économique et Monétaire Ouest Africaine
Victoria Curzon Price: Effects of economic growth on income distribution
Erhan Birgili: Mortage Finance System and the Role of the Government in Turkey

Methodology and Individualism
Guido Hülsmann: The Limits of Methodological Individualism (bad audio quality)
Dalibor Rohac: Towards an Individualistic Theory of Optimum Currency Areas
Marian Eabrasu: The Debate on "Radical Subjectivism" Revisited

History of Thought
Marek Micuch: The Economic Teaching of the Scholastics
Serban George Laurentiu: The Austrian Economic Theory of Price in Retrospective
Petra Orogványiová: Contributions of Boris Brutzkus to the Calculation Debate
20:00 - 23:00 Dinner


Sunday, April 23 - Program held at Liberální Institut (sessions open to public)

Institute for Research on Economics and Tax Issues Special Session

09:15 - 09:30 Welcome at Liberální Institut
09:30 - 10:00 Enrico Colombatto: Introduction
10:00 - 11:30 IREF 2005 Contest Awards: presentation of the 3 Prize Winners
2006 IREF Contest Announcement (Awarding 20.000 euros) by Prof. Pierre Garello
11:30 - 12:00 Ondrej Schneider, Institute of Economic Studies, Charles University
12:00 - 12:15 Josef Sima - Closing of PCPE 2005




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