Workshop in PPE

The Workshop in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

The Workshop in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics was established to encourage and explore the latest research at the intersection of these three disciplines by scholars from across the social sciences and humanities. 

Schedule - Fall 2020-Summer 2021



November 4 Randall G. Holcombe (Florida State University) Contractarian Ideology and the Legitimacy of Government
November 10 Antony Peter Mueller (Federal University UFS, Brazil)

The Great Reset and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

November 11 Petr Gandalovič (OECD)                                             New Challenges for Developed Countries
November 16 Peter G. Klein (Bylor Unviversity) The Economics of Data Privacy
November 24 Rok Novak (CEVROPPE/TexasTech University)

Order Beyond Equilibrium: Ludwig Lachmann's Narrow Path Between Seemingly Irreconcilable Traditions

November 30 Andrew Kenneth Day (Northwestern University) Two Affects of Liberty?: Thomas Hobbes and the Making of Liberalism
December 7 Monika MacDonagh–Pajerová (CEVRO Institute) How Can We Defend Freedom and Democracy Today?
December 14 Jaroslav Kurfurst (Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs) Belarus, Geopolitics and Hybrid Wars
December 17 David Friedman (Santa Clara University) Legal Systems That Were Private and Decentralized
March 18 Peter Boettke (George Mason University) The Struggle for a Better World
March 23 Marian Tupy (CATO Institute) Ten Global Trends
April 12 Cameron Munter (US diplomat) Making Sense of the Intellectual Divide in American Politics
April 26 Erwin Dekker (University of Amsterdam) Tinbergen’s Theory of Economic Policymaking 

..more to come

Schedule - Fall 2019-Summer 2020



October 9 Antony Peter Mueller (Federal University UFS in Brazil)

Is Cultural Marxism America's New Mainline Ideology?

October 29 Tuvia Tenenbom (Jewish Theater of New York)

Are the British going crazy, or Europe?

October 31 Peter Doran (Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA)                                                     NATO Cohesive and Combatable: Myth or Reality? NATO in light of the Turkish invasion of Syria
November 18 Yaron Brook (Ayn Rand Institute) Who is Ayn Rand, and why is she relevant for you?
January 30 Erhan Doğan (Marmara University)

Turkey-EU Relations: Never Ending Story?


February 20 Shmuel Bar (Stanford University) How Do the World Powers, Regional Armies and Proxy Terrorist Organisations Shape the 21st Century Middle East?
March 14 David Friedman (Santa Clara University) Legal Systems Very Different From Our Own
April 7 Tom Palmer (Cato Institute) For Our Freedom and Yours: How to Realize Your Own Freedom by Loving the Freedom of Others
April 14 Peter Klein (Baylor University) Our CV19 Catastrophe Impulses: The Sublime and the Not So Beautiful
May 7 Peter Boettke (George Mason University) Mises and Rand and the 20th Century -- Lessons for the 21st century
May 27 Adam Martin (TexasTech University) The subjectivist‑contrarian position


Schedule - Fall 2018-Summer 2019



October 10 Amichai Magen (IDC, Herzliya; Hoover Institution) Fighting Terrorism: The Democracy Advantage

October 16

Martin Palouš (Florida International University)

Totalitarianism and Authoritarianism 

November 1 Yair Golan (Former Deputy Chief of Staff of the Israeli Army)

Army for the 21st Century: Israeli Perspective

November 19 Yaron Brook (Ayn Rand Institute) Free Society as a Corollary of Free Minds
December 4 Marius Laurinavičius (Vilnius Institute for Policy Analysis and Andis Kudors (Centre for East European Policy Studies) Russian Influence Operations: The Baltic View
February 14 Dan Schueftan (National Security Studies Center at the University of Haifa) The Art of Strategic Thinking
February 27 Barak Greenfeld Current Trends in Counter Terrorism - Israeli Perspective
March 14 Marek Hudík (Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University) Rational Choice Theory and Behavioral Economics: Alternatives or Complements?
March 20 Alain Dehaze (CEO Adecco Group) The Future of Work
April 3 James Beeson (British Embassy Prague) Brexit
April 11 Brendan Simms (University of Cambridge) European Germany, or a German Europe?
April 16 Gabriel Stein (Lombard Street Research) How to forecast the world economy?
April 25 Roderick Long (Auburn University) Praxeology - the Method of the Austrian School?
April 26 Randall Holcombe (Florida State University) Political Capitalism
April 26 David Emanuel Andersson (RMIT University Vietnam) Defense of Knightian Entrepreneurship Theory
April 29 Pavel Usanov (European University in Saint-Petersburg) History of Libertarian Movement in Russia
May 6 Radim Dohnal (Capitalinked)


May 16 Tara Smith (University of Texas at Austin)

Can Courts Get the Law Right? Judicial Review’s Problem with Objectivity

May 28 Ehud Barak (former Prime Minister of Israel) Cyber Warfare: Strategic Currents and Waves
June 4 Lord Robert Skidelsky (University of Warwick)

The Future of Europe: Hayek or Keynes?

June 25 Christopher Lingle (Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala) (Mis)Understanding Economic Processes: Correcting Errors of Defective Models
June 26 Paul F. Cwik (University of Mount Olive, North Carolina) The Yield Curve and the Structure of Production


Schedule - Fall 2017-Summer 2018



October 10, 11am Amichai Magen (IDC, Herzliya; Hoover Institution) The Liberal International Order and It's Enemies

October 14

James Tooley (University of Newcastle)

Education in Developing World

March 8

Frank Machovec (Wofford College)

The Harmful Unintended Consequences of Kindness

April 13 Leszek Balcerowicz (Warsaw School of Economics) Transition and Ideas of Freedom
April 13 Dan Mitchell  (CATO Institute) Current problems of public finances
April 16 David Driesen (Syracuse University) Pollution Taxes
April 16 Rahim Taghizadegan (International Academy of Philosophy)

The Austrian School for Investors

April 17 David Friedman (Santa Clara University; A Positive Account of Property Rights
May 4 Vernon Smith (Chapman University) Economics in the Lab


Schedule - Fall 2016-Summer 2017



September 15 Hernando de Soto How to Defeat Terrorism and Empower the Middle East
October 13
5 pm
Ivan Mikloš (former Minister of Finance, Slovakia/"Mr. Flat-tax") On the Road towards functional economy in Ukraine (location: Žofín)

October 26
5 pm

Ely Karmon (International Institute for Counter-Terrorism, IDC College in Herzliya)

Impact of Eastern European communist regimes on support of international terrorism

November 3
5:30 pm

Gil Ad Ariely (Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya)
Günther Beckstein (former Minister-President of Bavaria)
Bassam Tibi (University of Göttingen)

Migration, Borders, and Security

November 9 5:00 pm

Michael Christopher Burda (Humboldt-University)
Karl-Heinz Paqué (Otto-von-Guericke University)

Is there a Life after the Euro-Crisis?
location: AAU

December 1 John O’Sullivan The Future of Conservatism in Europe

December 7
3 pm

Yaron Brook (Ayn Rand Institute) Philosophy of Ayn Rand
March 16 Bruce Caldwell (Duke University) Hayek the Man and the Scholar
March 23 Guido Hulsmann (University of Angers) Mises and his Importance for Today
March 30 Ejtan Gilboa (Bar-Ilan Univerzity)  Donald Trump and the Middle East
April 28 Bart Wilson (Chapman University) The Meaning of Property in Things
May 23, 5pm Niclas Bergren (Research Institute of Industrial Economics, Stockholm/KIE,VSE Prague) The Soft Side of Economic Freedom
May 30, 5pm Christopher Lingle (Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala) Does the Demand for Money Matter in a Global Fiat Currency Regime...? 
June 22, 3pm  Tom W. Bell (Chapman University) Your Next Government? From the Nation State to Stateless Nations 
July 19, 7pm Cathleen Johnson (University of Arizona) Teaching Economics with Experiments
July 25, 5pm Adam Martin (TexasTech) Spillovers from Voice and Exit
August 2, 4pm Richard Vedder (Ohio University) Reflections on the Current State of Political Economy