The Prague Conference on Political Economy 2011 (PCPE) commemorates the heritage of two political economists, towering statures of social sciences, whose lives are bound with the city of Prague: Franz Cuhel and Friedrich Wieser.
This conference is an attempt to resurrect the tradition of Austrian economics- and liberty-oriented thinking that thrived in central Europe at the beginning of the 20th century, but sadly disappeared thereafter. By establishing an annual forum for scholars and students to meet and exchange ideas we hope to build a solid institutional basis for the advancement of the liberty-oriented research program.
The highlights of the PCPE are named lectures. The Wieser Memorial Lecture 2011 was be deliverd by Terry Anderson. Terry Anderson is the John and Jean De Nault Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and also the executive director of PERC—the Property and Environment Research Center—a think tank in Bozeman, Montana.
The Cuhel Memorial Lecture 2011 will be delivered by Peter Boettke. Peter Boettke is a professor of economics at George Mason University, the BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism, vice president for research, and research director for the Global Prosperity Initiative at the Mercatus Center, and the deputy director of the James M. Buchanan Center for Political Economy.
The Prague Conference on Political Economy is an international and interdisciplinary gathering of scholars and supporters (not only) of the Austrian School of Economics and political economy of freedom.
During two days of the conference (Friday March 25 and Saturday, March 26), participants have an opportunity to participate in lectures and debates focusing on economics, political science, history, philosophy and other humanities, and to discuss these issues with leading theorists in the field, both from Europe and overseas.
The Conference takes place in the quaint and newly reconstructed building of the CEVRO Institute College in the heart of Prague, the capital of Czech Republic.