PCPE—Prague Conference on Political Economy


(Deadline for abstract submission -  February 19)


March 17-18, 2017

Friedrich von Wieser Memorial Lecture

Bruce Caldwell,  professor of Economics and Director of the Center for the History of Political Economy at Duke University. Bruce Caldwell is also the General Editor of  The Collected Works of F. A. Hayek, and past President of the Southern Economic Association and  past President of The History of Economics Society.






Franz Čuhel Memorial Lecture

Jeffrey TuckerJeffrey Tucker is Director of Content for the Foundation for Economic Education. He is also Distinguished Honorary Member of Mises Brazil, research fellow at the Acton Institute, policy adviser of the Heartland Institute, founder of the CryptoCurrency Conference, member of the editorial board of the Molinari Review, an advisor to the blockchain application builder Factom, and author of five books. He has written 150 introductions to books and many thousands of articles appearing in the scholarly and popular press.





We are inviting you to participate in the 13th annual  Prague Conference on Political Economy (PCPE). PCPE is an international and interdisciplinary gathering of scholars focusing their research on a broad approach to the study of social reality crossing traditional disciplines.   Scholars writing in the tradition of PPE, PPE&L or the Austrian School of Economics and  political economy of freedom are particularly welcome. During two days of the conference (Friday afternoon and Saturday), participants will 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. We expect more than 100 people attending annual lectures and over 30 scholars presenting their papers. 

PCPE 2017 is organized by CEVRO Institute [school of legal and social studies] in partnership with Liberalni InstitutMises Institut CZ&SK,  The Faculty of Social and Economic Studies, J. E. Purkyne University,  European Students for Liberty and the media partner Parlamentni listy.

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 liberty-oriented research programs.

The Conference takes place in the quaint and newly reconstructed building of the CEVRO Institute [school of legal and social studies] in the heart of Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic.

As the president of the conference, I believe that the conference will keep up the good spirit of previous years. We will do our best to succeed in making the 2016 conference at least as stimulating and useful as the past ones. We also believe that your participation will make the conference an even greater success.

We hope you will join us!

prof. Josef Sima, Ph.D.president of the CEVRO Institute (josef.sima@vsci.cz)


Register through this form. (If you want to send the whole paper, not just an abstract included in the registration form, send it  to josef.sima@vsci.cz.) Upon acceptance, you will be instructed to pay the conference fee. (A list of preliminary sessions  and general  schedule available here.)

Pre-conference events on Thursday and Friday at the CEVRO Institute:

  • Meeting of Libertarians, March 16, 6:00pm - 23:00pm  (a semi-annual meeting of free-marketeers; we are expecting some 100+ participants who will talk libertarianism over beer. PCPE speakers will be around.). 
  • Lithuanian Free Market Institute Colloquium on Scarity, Morality and Public Policy, March  16, 8:00-18:00 
  • European Students for Liberty Annual Conference,  March 17-19(details here)