The Economist has launched the Open Future initiative with five essay contests to re-state the case for the values of classical liberalism—that is, political, economic and social freedom—to address the challenges of the 21st century. People between 16 and 25 years old may submit essays no longer than 1,500 words until July 15th 2018.
The 2018 General Meeting of the Mont Pelerin Society will take place from September 30 – October 6, 2018 in Meloneras, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands. For the Hayek Essay Contest, submit a 5000 word (max) essay until May 31, 2018.
The 3rd International PPE Conference will take place on April 6-8, 2018 at Witten/Herdecke University, Germany. Empirical and theoretical contributions from all fields which examine economic growth, sustainable development, green growth and degrowth or contrast different concepts are welcome.
Intriguing debates on conflict and cooperation, discourse and dilemma, institutions and ideas at the colloquium last week at splendid Ettersburg castle near Weimar, Germany, on “International order – the political economy of (dis-)integration”, held jointly by NOUS, Erfurt University, Aktionsgemeinschaft Soziale Marktwirtschaft, Walter Eucken Institut e.V. and Wilhelm Röpke Institut.
Transnational regulatory networks play important roles in multi-level regulatory regimes, as e.g, the European Union. In this paper we analyze the role of regulatory networks from the perspective of the economic theory of legal federalism. Often sophisticated intermediate institutional solutions between pure centralisation and pure decentralisation can help to solve complex trade off problems between the benefits and problems of centralised and decentralised solutions.
The Cevro Institute, a private college in Prague, offers a degree in PPE & Behavioral aims to provide students with a cutting-edge knowledge of how behavioral science can be used to help inform the design of policy initiatives.
This paper constitutes the start of Stefan Kolev’s project dedicated to Austrian economist and economic sociologist Friedrich von Wieser (1851-1926). Its central claim is that especially in recent decades, Wieser has become a disproportionately underresearched scholar, and the paper provides a set of arguments why this is unjustified.
In this paper, Christian Schubert elaborates on the political economy driving the implementation of “nudges” by self-interested (and possibly boundedly rational) policy makers and bureaucrats.