Pierre Bessard

President and Member of the Board of Trustees of the Liberal Institute, Geneva and Zurich

Other functions

  • Member of the Scientific Committee, Cercle de philosophie politique Benjamin Constant, Geneva
  • Member of the Scientific Council, Center for Tax Competition, Geneva and Zurich
  • Member of the Board of Trustees, Liberale Aktion, Zurich
  • Fellow, Institut de Recherches Économiques et Fiscales, Luxembourg
  • Member of the Executive Committee, Aktion Medienfreiheit, Zurich
  • Member of the Executive Committee, NIPCC-Suisse, Zurich
  • Member of the Academic Board, MedECON, Vevey
  • Member, Mont Pèlerin Society
  • Member, Friedrich August von Hayek-Gesellschaft


  • ALEPS Liberal Book Prize
  • IREF Essay Prize
  • Jaguar Prize of the Jeunes Libéraux Genevois
  • Media Prize for Financial Journalism sponsored by Private, KPMG, Sarasin, Citco Fund Advisors und Jefferies

Main research areas

Property, institutional competition, political economy, morality of the market


  • Economic studies with concentration in finance in New York and Shanghai
  • Alumnus of the Ludwig von Mises Institute and the Foundation for Economic Education