Friedrich von Wieser Memorial Lecture
Leszek Balcerowicz is a professor of Economics at the Warsaw School of Economics, the former chairman of the National Bank of Poland and Deputy Prime Minister in Tadeusz Mazowiecki's government. He is famous for implementing the Polish economic transformation program in the 1990s commonly referred to as the Balcerowicz Plan. His books include Puzzles of Economic Growth or Socialism, Capitalism, Transformation. You may read his chapter on Institutional Systems and Economic Growth from Aslund and Dabrowski (ed.): Challenges of Globalization: Imbalances and Growth.
Franz Cuhel Memorial Lecture
David Howden is Chair of the Department of Business and Economics and professor of economics at St. Louis University's Madrid Campus, and Academic Vice President of the Ludwig von Mises Institute of Canada. Among his books we find The Next Generation of Austrian Economics: Essays in Honor of Joseph T. Salerno, Mises Institute 2015 (co-edited with Per Bylund), The Fed at One Hundred: A Critical View on the Fed¬eral Reserve System, Springer 2014 (co-edited with Joseph Salerno), Institutions in Crisis: European Perspectives on the Recession, Edward Elgar 2011, or Deep Freeze: Iceland’s Economic Collapse, Ludwig von Mises Institute 2011 (with Philipp Bagus).