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Wilhelm Röpke Congress: Register Now
14-16 April 2016
Maison de la Paix, Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2
Attendees at Hernando de Soto's lecture registered through the Graduate Institute are welcome to register for the preceding international colloquium (14-15 April) and the following public conference (16 April).
Wilhelm Röpke (1899-1966) is widely known as an economist who had a seminal impact on German liberal economic policy after World War II. However, he never returned to Germany after having left in 1933 and started an international career, first in Istanbul, then from 1937 onwards in Geneva, where he became Professor for International Relationships at the Graduate Institute and stayed until his death in 1966. Röpke was a relentless critic of excessive interventionism, political centralism, and welfare statism. To what extent did Röpke see an ethical crisis as the basis of possible financial crises? What is his understanding of a “humane market economy” and to what extent can it be a basis for stable International Relationships? Why is free trade not a sufficient condition for a stable international order? What are necessary complements to establish a stable international order? This unique event, which marks the 50th anniversary of Röpke's passing, will address these and other questions. We look forward to your participation!
Invitation with full program (4 pages, pdf)
Richard Ebeling, BB&T Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Free Enterprise Leadership, School of Business, The Citadel, États-Unis, former president of the Foundation for Economic Education
Alan Kahan, professor at the Université de Versailles St-Quentin-en-Yvelines, author of Mind vs. Money: The War Between Intellectuals and Capitalism
Erich Weede, professor emeritus at the University of Bonn
(cash at the door or postal account 12-171497-1, Institut Libéral, 1204 Genève):
Attendance is free for students and academics.
- International colloquium (14-15 April): CHF 60 (including breaks and lunch)
- Public conference (16 April): CHF 60 (including breaks and lunch)
- Both events (14-16 April): CHF 120
Please e-mail your name, address, affiliation, and attendance to