Mises Seminar 2012 - Ninth Edition
Sestri Levante 6-7 October 2012

Keynote Speakers
Working Papers
Presentation Slides
Audio Files

In the Fall of each year, Istituto Bruno Leoni organizes a Mises Seminar in Sestri Levante, hosting young scholars from several European countries and the U.S., carefully selected among the many applications submitted.

The Seminar is titled after Ludwig von Mises, the great Austrian economist that tutored Murray Rothbard and several important thinkers and is emerging as a significant event in the cultural life of contemporary classical liberalism, offering a distinguished audience to a few brilliant young libertarian scholars.

IBL hosts a number of young (under-35) researchers. Each scholar or team of scholars presents a paper reflecting their original work.

During the Seminar itself, each paper is briefly presented by their respective authors and commented by a scholar from an academic or a research establishment and, immediately thereafter, will be discussed by the audience.

The Seminar is held in English and attendance is open to all.
The theme discussed in the Ninth Mises Seminar was:

Failure. Why we need it

The keynote speakers of this year's edition are:

Forlin Lecture
The institutional systems, the policy shocks and the economic growth
Leszek Balcerowicz (Head of the International Comparative Studies Department, Warsaw School of Economics)

Opening lecture
Failure, Freedom and Enterprise
Kenneth Minogue (Emeritus Professor of Political Science and Honorary Fellow, London School of Economics)