PCPE 2005 Schedule

The Conference was taking place in Prague, the capital of Czech Republic on April 22-24, 2005. First two days of the conference (friday, saturday) were held at University of Economics, Prague continuing by a third day held at the residence of Liberalni Institut.


NEW: Video recordings of the memorial lectures from the 1st day of the conference are online! Links to individual MPEG files are to be found in the schedule.


Conference Schedule (April 22 - 24, 2005)


Memorial Lectures

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


J.G.Hulsmann The Cuhel Memorial Lecture was given by Dr. Jorg Guido Hulsmann, one of the leading misesian theorists, currently a professor at the University of Angers France. Dr. Samuel Bostaph The Wieser Memorial Lecture was given by Dr. Samuel Bostaph, leading historian of economic thought, a Chairman and Professor at the Economics Department of the University of Dallas, USA.



Friday, April 22 - Program held at Prague University of Economics (sessions open to public)

13:00 - 14:00 Registration at University of Economics, Prague
14:00 - 14:30 Welcoming drink
14:30 - 14:45 Openning of the Conference AUDIO MP3
14:45 - 15:30 Guido Hulsmann - Cuhel Memorial Lecture VIDEO MPEG AUDIO MP3
15:30 - 15:45 Booklaunch: "Man, Economy, and State" in Czech!
Commemorating Murray Rothbard (1926 - 1995)
AUDIO MP3
15:45 - 16:15 Refreshment Break
16:15 - 16:30 Henry Hazlitt Prize 2005 Announcement
Ludwig von Mises Prize 2005 Announcement
AUDIO MP3
16:30 - 17:15 Samuel Bostaph - Wieser Memorial Lecture VIDEO MPEG AUDIO MP3
17:15 - 17:30 Closing Remarks
19:00 - 22:00 "Welcome in Prague!" - Dinner


Saturday, April 23

08:15 - 08:30 Coffee and pastries at University of Economics, Prague
08:30 - 10:30

Panel sessions A

Panel 1

Monetary Economics

Ferrini Basel II: an Economic Critique AUDIO MP3
Van Maanen Critique of monetarist business cycle theories AUDIO MP3
Kvasnicka Independence and Responsibility of Central Banks + (Q&A) AUDIO MP3

Panel 2

Czecho-slovakian section I

Koderova Monetarni teorie v ceskem ekonomickem mysleni 90. let 20. stoleti N/A
Provaznikova What are the macroeconomic consequences of fiscal decentralisation? N/A
Posvanc "Vlastnictvo - zaklad spolocenskych vztahov" N/A

Panel 3

Interdisciplinary research

Ylönen Institutions, Uneven Economic Development and Political Instability: A Comparative Study of Nigeria and Sudan AUDIO MP3
Swinkels Why Bad Ideas Survive N/A
Michel End of the Warriors AUDIO MP3
Fasung A Paradox in a Freedom-Choice Based Economy + (Q&A) AUDIO MP3
11:00 - 13:00

Panel sessions B

Panel 1

Macroeconomics

MacKenzie The Role of the Smoot-Hawley Tariff in the Great Contraction AUDIO MP3
Cwik A Capital-Based Explanation of an Inverted Yield Curve AUDIO MP3
Shadab Interpreting Indentures: How Disequilibrium Economics and Financial Asset Specificity Support Narrow Indenture Interpretation + (Q&A) AUDIO MP3

Panel 2

Welfare Economics

Machaj Toward a reconstrution of austrian welfare economics AUDIO MP3
Bilo Ex ante and ex post analysis in Austrian welfare economics N/A
Lipka Welfare Economics + (Q&A) AUDIO MP3

Panel 3

Czecho-slovakian section II

Kindlova Stimulace investic a "spatne" investice N/A
Volejnikova Corruption as the result of destruction in business detection N/A
Mlcoch The Rise of Fascism in Italy as a Reaction to the Collapse of Liberal State N/A
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch at University of Economics, Prague
14:30 - 16:30

Panel sessions C

Panel 1

Bruno Leoni and Law and Economics

Mingardi Bruno Leoni and Law and Economics I AUDIO MP3
Lottieri Bruno Leoni and Law and Economics II AUDIO MP3
Van Dun Bruno Leoni and Law and Economics III + (Q&A) AUDIO MP3

Panel 2

Ethics, Justice and Property

Simasius How to combine objectiveness of property rights with differentiation in law AUDIO MP3
Degutis On a Postmodernist Ethics of Self-Sacrifice (and Self-Hate) AUDIO MP3
Havel Rothbard's Contract Theory And Its Relevance for Fractional Reserve Banking Debate + (Q&A) AUDIO MP3
17:00 - 19:00

Panel sessions D

Panel 1

Law and Economics

Carnis Coase and the Economics of Crime AUDIO MP3
Gregor Tolerable Intolerance: An Evolutionary Model AUDIO MP3
Godart-van der Kroon The European Constitution. Its defaults and its future + (Q&A) AUDIO MP3

Panel 2

Microeconomics

Gertchev The Role Of Expectations In Economic Analysis AUDIO MP3
Bagus The Fatal Productivity Norm AUDIO MP3
Rohac Evidence and Myths about Tax Competition + (Q&A) AUDIO MP3

Panel 3

Past and present of the Austrian school

Pickhardt Emil Sax on Transportation and the older Austrian School N/A
Kaza The Austrian School In The American Economic Review (1911-2004) N/A
Sima A Blank Chapter in L&E Scholarship: Austrian Law-and-Economics N/A
20:00 - 23:00 Dinner


Sunday, April 24 - Program held at Liberální Institut

Past and present of the Austrian school

09:45 - 10:00 Welcome at Liberální Institut
AUDIO MP3
10:00 - 10:45 Salin - The Gap Between Austrian Economics and the Mainstream
AUDIO MP3
11:00 - 11:45 Murray Rothbard Prize for Distinguished Young Scholars
AUDIO MP3
11:45 - 12:00 Closing of PCPE 2005
AUDIO MP3