by Federico N. Fernández*

Communism was the worst tragedy ever to befall mankind. However, the brave Estonians weathered the storm and, once they had regained control of their destiny, set to work to transform their nation into a thriving and prosperous country.

How did they do it? In a word…


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…


(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…

by Federico N. Fernández

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.

by Federico N. Fernández*

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…

by Federico N. Fernández*

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. …

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…

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…


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…


  • 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

(Vienna, December 1st, 2020) — The Austrian Economics Center (AEC) has expressed its concern with the intention of…

Federico N. Fernández

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

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