PCPE—Prague Conference on Political Economy

Keynote Addresses open to public - Friday April 26 3:15pm

(Jungmannova 17, Prague 1)

April 26-27,  2019

Franz Cuhel Memorial Lecture

Randall G. Holcombe is DeVoe Moore Professor of Economics at Florida State University. He is past president of the Public Choice Society and the Society for the Development of Austrian Economics. Dr. Holcombe also served on Florida Governor Jeb Bush's Council of Economic Advisors from 2000 to 2006. He is the author of twelve books and more than 100 articles published in academic and professional journals. His most recent book "Political Capitalism: How Economic and Political Power Is Made and Maintained" has been published by Cambridge University Press in 2018.



Friedrich von Wieser  Memorial Lecture

David Emanuel Andersson is the Discipline Lead for Economics at RMIT University Vietnam and holds a PhD in Regional Planning from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. He is co-author of Time, Space and Capital (Edward Elgar 2017), as well as three earlier books that focus on institutional and spatial aspects of economic development. He has published numerous articles in journals such as Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, Journal of Economic Geography, or Transportation Research. Since 2013, he has been Editor-in-chief of Cosmos + Taxis: Studies in Emergent Order and Organization, which is a multidisciplinary journal that explores spontaneous orders in the tradition of Friedrich Hayek and Michael Polanyi.


We are inviting you to participate in the 15th 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 35 scholars presenting their papers. 

PCPE 2019 is organized by CEVRO Institute [school of legal and social studies] in partnership with Liberalni Institut,  The Faculty of Social and Economic Studies, J. E. Purkyne University and  European Students for Liberty 

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 2018 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.)