The Organizing Committee of the Austrian Conference is glad to announce that Dr. Mark Skousen will be giving this year’s Cachanosky Memorial Lecture.

Established in 2019, this Lecture honors the life and achievements of Dr. Juan Carlos Cachanosky — who was one of the driving forces of Austrian economics in the Spanish speaking world. Moreover, Juan Carlos was deeply involved in the organization of this conference.

The prior Memorial Lectures have been taught by Dr. Robert Murphy (2019) and Dr. Eduardo Mayora (2020).

Tenth International Conference “The Austrian School of Economics in the 21st Century”

A Unique Experience of Inspiration, Meeting and Networking

Venue: Oesterreichische Nationalbank, OeNB, Otto-Wagner-Platz 3, 1090, Vienna, Austria


(Vienna, Austria; Rosario, Argentina) — The 10th International Conference “The Austrian School of Economics in the 21st Century” will be held in Vienna (Austria) on November 4 and 5, 2021, organized by the Austrian Economics Center and Fundación Internacional Bases.

Born in the city of Rosario, Argentina, in 2006, the Conference has become a must attend event for all those interested in the Austrian School of Economics, free trade, an open economy, and a social order favorable to entrepreneurship and innovation.

“We are very happy to be announcing the conference for November. Last year has definitely been challenging for all…

by Federico N. Fernández

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Among the many problems originated by the Covid 19 pandemic, one of the most important is the resurgence of the anti-vaccine movement. Conspiracy theories, ridiculous arguments and unfounded accusations have given renewed fuel to one of the most anti-scientific and destructive trends we have ever seen.

The nefarious contemporary anti-vaccine movement originated at the behest of a paper published in 1998. Former physician (his license has since been revoked) Andrew Wakefield claimed that the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine cause autism. Although the paper was eventually refuted and retracted, the damage was done.

With the advent…

by Federico N. Fernández*

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Blaise Pascal was a brilliant mathematician, inventor of the calculating machine, and pioneer of probabilistic theory during the 17th century. His philosophical works were published posthumously under the title of Pensées.

Although Pascal was not always devout, this final work laid out his defense of Christianity. For many years he surrounded himself with people dedicated to what he would later call diversion — which consisted of hunting, parties, and gambling. Indeed, Pascal was so imbued with this group and itself lifestyle that he is considered the inventor of roulette.

It was in this context that he…

by Federico N. Fernández*

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Multimillionaire Michael Bloomberg has been leading a fanatical crusade in favor of “healthy lifestyle” for years. One of the most tragicomic points of his crusade was the attempt, when he was mayor of New York, to ban jumbo-sized sugary soft drinks. The proposal, which was eventually rejected by the courts, sought to limit the size of soft drinks in restaurants, movie theaters, food courts, food trucks, etc.

After his tenure as mayor, Bloomberg’s paternalistic strategy has been channeled through a constellation of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), supranational organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO), and various…

Date: January 27th
Time: 5 PM to 6:30 PM (CET)
Zoom and Facebook Live of AEC

Organized by:

Austrian Economics Center
Fundación Internacional Bases

Sponsored by:

Centrum Kapitalizmu
Institutul Friedrich von Hayek România
Instytut Misesa
Freedom and Entrepreneurship Foundation
Liberty International
Club de la Libertad


5:00 PM Welcome remarks, by Federico N. Fernández

5:10 PM “Five Stages in the History of the Austrian School of Economics”
by Adrián Ravier (Argentina)

5:40 PM “Liberty: Of Language and Responsibility”
by Georgiana Constantin-Parke (Romania)

6:10 Q&A

6:30 Closing

(The Event Will Be Held in English)

Download “The Indispensability of Freedom” Here

About the Speakers:

Georgiana Constantin-Parke has a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Bucharest, Romania; she studied European and International Law…

It is with great pleasure that we write these lines to introduce this volume, which edits most of the papers presented at the 8th International Conference “The Austrian School of Economics in the 21st Century.” The event was held at the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB) on November 13th and 14th, 2019. It was co-organized by Fundación Internacional Bases, the Austrian Economics Center (AEC), and the Hayek Institut.



About the Conference

This Austrian conference was originally born in Rosario, Argentina of all places. Even though this country is not particularly famous for the adoption of sound economic policies, it has had a strong Austrian tradition…


Bogotá, Buenos Aires, México DF, São Paulo, Santiago de Chile — In the largest ever independent survey on the public’s attitude towards innovation in Latin America, new research from Somos Innovación uncovers why innovation plays such an important role in people’s lives, both locally and nationally.

According to a poll of over 5,000 people in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico, public opinion is clear: people want more not less innovation in their lives, whether it’s access to a more diverse range of goods and services, or in creating interesting career opportunities and better paying jobs, people enjoy the opportunities…


  • The US government wants to apply International Reference Pricing for pharmaceutical drugs
  • This attempt may be well intended but its results may put patients at risk, as shown by the European experience
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(Vienna, December 1st, 2020) — The Austrian Economics Center (AEC) has expressed its concern with the intention of the US government to establish an International Reference Pricing (IRP) for medicines.

Indeed, in recent years, the US has stayed on the drug pricing issue with key proposals in the form of executive orders by President Donald Trump to implement a form of IRP with the intended outcome of lowering…

by Federico N. Fernández*

Important progress has been made in order to bring Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro to court for crimes against humanity. On November 5, Fatou Bensouda, the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated that there is “a reasonable basis to believe that crimes within the jurisdiction of the Court have occurred in Venezuela.”

Prosecutor Bensouda’s statements coincided with the closing of the second phase of the preliminary examination to consider the opening of a trial. Phases three and four now remain in the examination process. …

Federico N. Fernández

Austrian Economics Center Senior Fellow, Classical Liberal, Critical Rationalist. En Español:

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