History of PCPE

The Prague Conference on Political Economy - as an international and interdisciplinary gathering of scholars - has been organized in Prague since 2005, originally by the Liberal Institute and Faculty of Economics, University of Economics. In 2007, newly established CEVRO Institute joined the group of organizing institutions. Since 2010, CEVRO Institute [school of social and legal studies] has become the main organizer and the whole conference takes place in its beautiful facility.

Audio and video records from previous years are available on
our YouTube channel

  • PCPE 2019 Randall G. Holcombe (Florida State University), David Emanuel Andersson (RMIT University Vietnam)
  • PCPE 2018 Leszek Balcerowicz (Warsaw School of Economics), David Howden (St. Louis University)
  • PCPE 2017 Bruce Caldwell (Duke University), Jeffrey Tucker (Foundation for Economic Education)
  • PCPE 2016 Mark Pennington (King's College London), Benjamin Powell (Texas Tech University),  Mario J. Rizzo (New York University)
  • PCPE 2015 William White (EDRC at the OECD), Michael Wohlgemuth (University in Bayreuth)
  • PCPE 2014 Michael Munger (Duke University), Martin Ricketts (University of Buckingham)
  • PCPE 2013 Bratislava Austrian Economic Summit          
  • PCPE 2012 Guido Calabresi's 80th Birthday Conference        
  • PCPE 2011 Peter Boettke (GMU), Terry Anderson (Hoover Institution)        
  • PCPE 2010 Richard Epstein (University of Chicago), Gerald Steele (Lancaster University)        
  • PCPE 2005-2009


  • Svetozar Pejovich (Texas A&M University): From Socialism to Socialism: A Property Rights Analysis of the Transition in Europe
  • Hans-Hermann Hoppe (University of Nevada): "The Yield from Money Held" Reconsidered


  • Bruno Frey (University of Zurich): What Can We Learn from Happiness Research
  • Thomas DiLorenzo (Loyola University Maryland) : Austrian Political Economy and Industrial Organization


  • Boudewijn Bouckaert (Gent University): Hayek in China
  • Richard Ebeling (Foundation for Economic Education): Austrian Economics and the Political Economy of Freedom


  • Robert Higgs (The Independent Review): Crisis and Leviathan: The Trick that Works Every Time
  • Jesus Huerta de Soto (King Juan Carlos University): The Theory of Dynamic Efficiency


  • Samuel Bostaph (University of Dallas): Friedrich von Wiesers' Theory of Socialism: A Magnificent Failure
  • Jörg Guido Hülsmann (University of Anger): The Political Economy of Moral Hazard