PCPE 2009 Preliminary Schedule

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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.

Hans-Hermann Hoppe The Cuhel Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Prof. Hans-Hermann Hoppe. Hoppe is the foremost economist writing in the tradition of Austrian Economics. He is author of A Theory of Capitalism and Socialism, The Ethics and Economics of Private Property, Democracy: The God that Failed and editor of The Myth of National Defense. He authored numerous articles in areas of comparative economics, methodology of economics and discourse ethics. In 2005 he founded the Property and Freedom Society. Svetozar Pejovich The Wieser Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Prof. em. Svetozar Pejovich (Texas A&M University). Pejovich is author of nine books, e.g. Fundamentals of Economics: A Property Rights Approach; The Economics of Property Rights: Towards a Theory of Comparative Economic Systems; Law, Informal Institutions and Economic Performance. He authored five monographs and hundreds of articles in professional academic journals including the Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Economic History, Journal of Economic Literature, Review of Austrian Economics. Pejovich has written extensively in areas of comparative economics, transition and property rights.

Friday, April 24 - 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 - Opening of the Conference
14:15 - 15:15 Cuhel Memorial Lecture: Hans-Hermann Hoppe - "The Yield from Money Held" Reconsidered
15:15 - 15:45 The Ethics of Liberty and other new books announcements
15:45 - 16:15 Refreshment Break
16:15 - 17:15 Wieser Memorial Lecture: Svetozar Pejovich - From Socialism to Socialism: A Property Rights Analysis of the Transition in Europe
17:15 - 17:30 Prizes Announcement
17:30 - 17:45 Closing Remarks
19:00 - 22:00 Dinner


Saturday, April 25 - Program held at Prague University of Economics (sessions only for conference participants)

Preliminary list of sessions
08:30 - 10:30

Panel Sessions A

Regulation and Taxation

Session Chairman: TBA
Tomáš Otáhal (Newton College, Brno): Who Stands Behind the Foundation of the FED? The Rent-Seeking Explanation
Discussant: Lukáš Kovanda
Fernando Herrera González: Why Imposing "Broadband For All" Obligations Will Fail To Achieve "Broadband For All"
Discussant: Jan Císař (Telefonica)
M. Rosaria Alfano and A. Laura Baraldi (Seconda Universita degli Studi di Napoli): The design of mixed electoral systems and their impact on Economic Growth: The Italian Regions Case
Discussant: TBA

Economics of Crime and Justice

Session Chairman: TBA
Aviezer Tucker: Scarce Justice in Three Dimensions: The Accuracy, Scope and Depth of Justice
Discussant: David Lipka (University of Economics, Prague)
Pinar Derin (Boston University): Does Terrorism Have Economic Roots?
Discussant: David Aschauer (Bates College)
Emanuele Canegrati (Catholic University of Milan): A Probabilistic Voting Model of Indirect Taxation
Discussant: Petr Barton
11:00 - 13:00

Panel Sessions B

Economic Theory and Economic Thought

Session Chairman: TBA
Gerald Steele (Lancaster University Management School): Networks, knowledge and entrepreneurship
Javier Aranzadi del Cerro (Universidad Autónoma Madrid): Austrian School and Chicago School: Two economic approaches to human behaviour in liberalism
Discussant: Dan Šťastný (University of Economics, Prague)
Javier Aranzadi, Ángel Rodríguez, Jorge Turmo, Óscar Vara (Universidad Autónoma Madrid): The Praxeology Of L. von Mises And The Theory Of Action Of Alfred Schütz
Discussant: Tomáš Munzi (University of Economics, Prague)

International Trade

Session Chairman: TBA
Sevil Acar (Istanbul Technical University): The Impact of the WTO on Free Trade: Who Benefits and Who Loses
Discussant: TBA
Selim Inancli : Invisible Barriers In Foreign Trade
Art Kovačič (Institute for Economic Research, Ljubljana): Competitiveness Of CEE Countries On The European Single Market
Discussant: Martin Ždímal (University of Economics, Prague)
14:30 - 16:30

Panel Sessions C

Economic Theory and Experimental Economics

Session Chairman: TBA
Abdullah Yavas (Penn State University): Boom and Bust Periods in Real Estate versus Financial Markets: An Experimental Study
Michal Kvasnička (Masaryk University, Brno): Simple Agent-based Computational Model of Market Without Intermediation

Environment and Economics I

Session Chairman: René Fernando Lara Cervantes
Johan Albrecht (Ghett University): Renewable energy technologies and industrial success; do economic incentives matter?
Jílková, J.; Knápek, J.; Louda, J. (University of Economics, Prague): Climate and Air Protection Policies: Potential for Cost Savings in Bureaucratic Labyrinth
Ondřej Vojáček (University of Economics, Prague): Environmental Tax Reform in the Czech Republic - Results of a Qualitative Survey in Businesse

Economic Policy I

Session Chairman: TBA
Petr Wawrosz (Institute of Finance and Administration, Prague): Theory of redistiribution systems and institution
Oksana Chalmova (Institute of Financial Analysis and Audit): New Tariff Policy in the Russian Federation
Volha Peniaz (Belarussian National Technical University): The Tax Trap for Enterprise. The Case of Belarus
17:00 - 19:00

Panel Sessions D

Economics, History and Institutions

Session Chairman: TBA
Fernando Zanella (United Arab Emirates University): Sometimes by accident, sometimes by design: the role of outcasts and exiles to secure and expand the Portuguese settlements in Brazil
Discussant: Pavel Chalupníček (University of Economics, Prague)
Ondrej Sramek (University of Econoimcs, Prague): Islamic Economics: New Economic Paradigm, or Political Agenda?
Discussant: Josef Mládek (University of Economics, Prague)
Lukáš Dvořák (University of Economics, Prague): Health care in the Light of Compulsory Sick and Heath Insurance in Late Imperial Austria
Discussant: Pavel Písař (University of Economics, Prague)

Environment and Economics II

Session Chairman: Ondřej Vojáček
René Fernando Lara Cervantes, Petr Sauer, and Tomas Hak (University of Economics, Prague): Environmental Performance and Institutions
Jan Nedvěd (Czech University of Life Sciences): Free market environmentalism
Ionela Bălţătescu (Romanian Academy, Institute of World Economy): Precautionary principle in environmental issues: a new road to totalitarism

Labor Economics and Stock Markets

Session Chairman: TBA
Deniz Ikizlerli and Numan Ulku (Central European University): Foreigners' Trading and Returns in Istanbul Stock Exchange
Erhan Cankal : An Analysis of Income and Employment Characteristics
Fuat Sekmen and Erhan Cankal : The Effects of Unionization on the Turkish Labor Market
Seyed Mohammad Hossein Sadr and Mohsen Mehrara Hesam Mardan Tabar : The asymmetry of stock market volatility: the case of Iran


Sunday, April 26 - Program held at CEVRO Institute [school of political studies] (sessions open to public)

Special Workshop on Economics and Politics of Transition
09:45 - 10:00 Welcome at CEVRO
10:00 - 10:30 Svetozar Pejovich - On the Privatization of "Stolen Goods" in Central and Eastern Europe
10:30 - 11:00 Vaclav Klaus and Dusan Triska - A Polemic with Svetozar Pejovich on the Transitional, i.e. Non-Classical Privatization
11:00 - 12:00 Discussion
12:00 - 12:15 Josef Sima - Closing of PCPE 2009
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