Publication Opportunity in Academic Journal

A selection of the papers presented at the Sixth International Conference "The Austrian School of Economics in the 21st Century" will be published in the second issue of the Journal "Libertas Segunda Época". This selection will be conducted by members of Fundación Bases and the Editors of "Libertas Segunda Época". The decision will be final and unappealable.

To be considered, submit all required materials (see here) until July 1st

Book Presentation "Los senderos de la libertad," by Carlos Sabino

Thanks to the support of FNF - REAL, Dr. Carlos Sabino will be in Rosario presenting his latest book "Los senderos de la libertad" (RELIAL, Mexico, 2016) during the Conference.

About the Author:

Carlos Sabino (Argentina) has a Sociology degree from the National University of Buenos Aires and is a Doctor of Social Sciences from the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences by the Central University of Venezuela (UCV). He has been Visiting Professor at the Center for Study of Public Choice at George Mason University, Virginia, USA, and has lectured at numerous universities. He is currently professor at the Francisco Marroquín University in Guatemala.

Sabino is also a member of the Mont Pelerin Society, collaborator of the Center for Global Prosperity, CEDICE (Venezuela) and the Academic Council of the International Foundation for Freedom. He regularly helps with CADAL, Freedom and Progress and other institutes and research centers.

In the recent years he published "Los senderos de la libertad" along with his autobiography entitled "Todos nos equivocamos" (Grito Sagrado), "Guatemala, la Historia Silenciada (1944-1989)" (Fondo de Cultura Económica), and "El Amanecer de la Libertad" (Unión Editorial).

Tribute Panel to Juan Carlos Cachanosky

| A few months ago, the cause of classical liberalism has lost one of its bravest and brightest defenders. We will devote a special panel to honor the memory and accomplishments of Dr. Juan Carlos Cachanosky – who was key for the organization of this conference.

The "Free Market Road Show" for the First Time in Latin America

Started in 2008, the Free Market Road Show brings together renowned economists, leading politicians and prominent business leaders every year to discuss current economic problems and possible solutions at a variety of venues across Europe, the Caucasus, Israel, and the United States. For the first time the Free Market Road Show will land in Latin America, teaming up with our Austrian Conference. Following its worldwide model, we will gather in this event renowned economists and important decision makers.

Federico Angelini, Roberto Cachanosky, and Barbara Kolm will be part of this panel.

About the Panelists:

Federico Angelini (Argentina) is a Member of Parliament of Santa Fe. He is member of the Committees of Budget, Urbanism, and Public Works. He is also Chairman of the Board of Pro Santa Fe. He holds a Licentiate in Systems by the Catholic University of Argentina.

Roberto Cachanosky (Argentina) holds a Licentiate in Economics by the Catholic University of Argentina. He is Professor of Macroeconomic Theory, Business Administration, and Applied Economics. He is also an Economic Consultant and Chair of “Economía para todos.” He regularly writes for the national press.

Barbara Kolm (Austria) is President of the Friedrich A. v. Hayek Institute in Vienna, Austria and Director of the Austrian Economics Center. She is an Associate Professor of Austrian Economics at the University of Donja Gorica, Montenegro and a member of the Board of Business Consultants of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber and a Member of the Mont Pélerin Society. She is President of the European Center for Economic Growth.

"International Property Rights Index 2016" Presentation

During the Sixth International Conference "The Austrian School of Economics in the 21st Century" there will be a special presentation of the "International Property Rights Index 2016."

“The 2015 IPRI,” explains Lorenzo Montanari, “emphasizes the necessity of property rights for creating a free market and driving economic growth, but we also recognize that property rights are first of all a matter of human rights. Property rights are directly related to the values and principles of individual liberty.”

Lorenzo Montanari, Sary Levy-Carciente, and Gonzalo Macera will be part of this panel.

About the Panelists:

Lorenzo Montanari (Italy) is international programs manager at Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) and Executive Director of Property Rights Alliance (PRA) an advocacy group affiliated to ATR for the protection of physical and intellectual property rights, both domestically and internationally. As international programs manager works to promote the coalition building among international free-market and taxpayer groups. While as Property Rights Alliance, he is in charge of publishing the International Property Rights Index, an international comparative study focus on intellectual and physical property rights. Previously, he worked for a public affairs firm in Washington, DC and as a political analyst and electoral observer in Latin America. Lorenzo holds an BA in Political Science and in International Relations from the University of Bologna and MA in Political Management from the George Washington University.

Sary Levy-Carciente (Venezuela) is PhD in Development Studies, (CENDES-UCV, 2003). Master in International Economics (UCV, 1995). Specialist in Administrative Sciences, Computing Mention (UCV, 1987). Economist (UCV, 1984). Member of the National Academy of Economics Sciences (2015 - ). Dean of the Economics and Social Sciences Faculty, UCV (2008-2011). Research Coordinator of the Social and Economic Science Faculty (2004-2008). Director of the Institute of Economic and Social Research, IIES-FaCES-UCV (2004-2008). Resource Promotion Vice-President of Fondo de Jubilaciones y Pensiones del Personal Docente y de Investigación de la UCV Foundation (2007-2008). Chief of the Research Unit in International Affairs at the IIES-FACES-UCV. Full Professor at the Economics and Social Sciences Faculty, UCV. Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Center of Polymer Studies, Physics Department, Boston University, MA (2013-2014) Visiting Scholar at the Economic Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA (2000-2001).


Gonzalo Macera (Argentina) is an economist and a consultant. HE Is a University professor, and a member and researcher at the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University. It is also an Associate Researcher at Fundación Bases (Rosario, Argentina). Gonzalo writes regularly about economic and political issues for different media.

His most recent research is referred to the economic effects of the impact of the minimum wage and the problems of economic calculation in the institutional comparative analysis of productivity of investments. He has presented this research at both national and international conferences.

Money, Credit, & Debt
Policy Possibilities for Public Discussion

Discussion Seminar chaired by Mark A. Notturno (PhD) and Ieva Notturno (MA)
Interactivity Foundation (IF)
Washington (DC)
United States

The Interactivity Foundation (IF) aims to improve public policy by encouraging citizens to participate in democratic discussions about their governance concerns and the different policy possibilities for addressing them. Our reports can help such discussions by providing a conceptual springboard for citizens who want to explore the different policy possibilities and ends we might want to achieve as a society.

The aim of IF is not to recommend or advocate any of the conceptual policy possibilities, or any of the specific actions that might be taken to implement them. It is to improve public policy by helping people to talk about their governance concerns and about the different conceptual policy possibilities for addressing them.

Structure of the Seminar

Chairs: Mark A. Notturno & Ieva Notturno

Participants: 12 max., by invitation only

Dates: August 22nd, 23rd, and 24th 2016

Time: 8:30 am to 10 am (to be confirmed)

Venue: Catholic University Campus

Room: To be confirmed

Conceptual Policy Possibilities for Public Discussion

A. Cut the Card
This possibility would promote values and habits of personal responsibility, self-control, saving, and living within our means in an effort to reduce frivolous consumption and debt.

B. Put The Public Good First
This possibility would put the public good and the public interest above special interests by taking whatever steps are necessary to pay down our national debt and ensure our nation’s financial solvency.

C. Focus on Fairness
This possibility would focus upon ensuring fair and equitable treatment of the poor and underprivileged members of our society as we address concerns pertaining to money, credit, and debt.

D. Let Markets Work
This possibility would minimize government regulation and subsidies of money, credit, and debt in an effort to maintain free financial markets and reduce the possibilities for moral hazard in the financial system.

E. Shrink the Financial Sector (and Reform It Too!)
This possibility would limit the size of financial institutions to ensure that none of them are ‘too big to fail’ or exert too great an influence upon our lives. It would also try to shrink the size and influence of the financial sector, and to reform it, so as to limit the detrimental effects that it has upon our society and our way of life.

F. Stop the Presses, and Preserve the Value of Money
This possibility would place strict limits on the amount of new money that we can create in an effort to preserve the dollar as a stable store of value.

G. Stand Strong
This possibility would defend the use of the dollar as the world’s primary reserve currency, and it would maintain a strong dollar in an effort to expand both international trade and the international demand for dollars to support it.

H. Manage the Decline
This possibility would manage the decline in the expectations that Americans have of their economic and political systems by taking steps to acclimate them to the economic rise of other countries and our increasingly weaker position in relation to them.

I. Default! And Work It Out
This possibility would accept the fact that we will not be able to reduce our national debt to a sustainable level, and that the best option that we have is to default on it openly, instead of by stealth, and to restructure the spending obligations that have produced it.


Mark Amadeus Notturno (United States) worked closely with Sir Karl Popper, and has lectured on his philosophy in over twenty countries. He is the author of “Hayek and Popper: On Rationality, Economism, and Democracy,” “On Popper; Science and the Open Society” and “Objectivity, Rationality and the Third Realm.” He is also the editor of “Perspectives on Psychologism” and “Karl Popper’s The Myth of the Framework” and “Knowledge and the Body-Mind Problem.”

Notturno earned a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Columbia University. He was the director of the CEU’s ‘Popper Project’ from 1994-1999 and conducted over forty international workshops, seminars, and summer schools for philosophers and scientists during that time. He is currently a Fellow at the Interactivity Foundation (IF), where he has directed governance projects on ‘The Future of Employment’, ‘Global Responsibility for Children’, ‘Money, Credit, and Debt’, ‘Democratic Nation Building’, ‘Property’, ‘Science’ and ‘Privacy’. He is currently directing an IF project on ‘The Future of Free Speech.'

Ieva Notturno (Lithuania) is a Fellow at the Interactivity Foundation, where she is currently directing a project on ‘Creativity and Innovation’. She has previously worked on IF’s projects on ‘U.S. National Security and Defense Policy,’ ‘Human Migration,’ and ‘Democratic Nation Building.’ She earned her MA from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Her other interests include political philosophy, history, human migration, and the rule of law. Ieva was formerly the director of the European Integration Studies Centre in Lithuania and a project manager at the East European Studies Center in Lithuania.

Residence "The Intellectual Pilgrimage of Juan Carlos Cachanosky"
Dinero, Crédito y Deuda. Posibilidades de Políticas para Discusión Pública

The purpose of this residence is to analyze the intellectual coordinates of Juan Carlos Cachanosky.

Date: August 18th to 20th (Buenos Aires - Argentina)
Program will be taught in Spanish
Students enrolled at the residence will not pay the fee of the Conference.
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Classical Liberalism and Poverty: Video Projection and Discussion

The short film "Municipalizados: Check to the horse" (produced by Franco Lopez for Fundación Bases) and a fragment of the documentary "Poverty Cure" (Acton Institute) will be shown. Franco Lopez (Fundación Bases) and Cecilia Vásquez Ger (Instituto Acton Argentina) will be in charge of the presentation.

About the Presenters:

Franco M. Lopez (Argentina) is a student of Architecture and Urbanism, currently writing his undergraduate thesis. Franco has participated in different institutions, founding an organization dedicated to teaching children in irregular settlements, work for which he was awarded by JCI, the Senate of Argentina and the British Council.

Franco has published several essays in international journals and presented in conferences related to urban planning from the perspective of spontaneous order in US Universities and foundations and conferences in Europe and Argentina during 2014 and 2015. In the field of architecture he obtained the 2nd prize in the design competition of the Argentina Chamber of Steel in 2014. He is an assiduous writer, recently managed to be a finalist with the presentation of a novel in the oldest international Spanish speaking writing contest, the Nadal prize novel 2016. Currently, he serves as director of Research at Fundación Bases.

Cecilia Vásquez Ger (Argentina) is married and mother of three. She has a Licenciate in Economics by the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA) and a Masters in Economics and Political Sciences by ESEADE. She has taught at Universidad Austral, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Universidad de Belgrano, and ESEADE. She has been the CEO of the Journal Criterio for six years. Since 2006 she has been the Executive Director and President of Instituto Acton Argentina.

Workshop: "Master and Doctoral Program in Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University"

Are you interested in studying abroad? Would you like to make a PhD in economics in the United States? You want to pursue an academic career linked to the ideas of the Austrian School of Economics? Then do not miss the workshop that will taught by Robert Murphy and Gonzalo Macera about the Master and PhD Program of Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University. All about requirements, scholarships and projection magnificent program led by Dr. Benjamin Powell.

About the Speakers:

Robert Murphy (United States) is a Research Assistant Professor at the Free Market Institute (FMI) at Texas Tech University. Dr. Murphy earned his B.A. in economics from Hillsdale College and his Ph.D. in economics from New York University. He is currently the Senior Economist at the Institute for Energy Research, Senior Fellow with the Fraser Institute, Associated Scholar with the Ludwig von Mises Institute, and a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute.

Dr. Murphy has authored numerous scholarly articles and energy policy studies, over 100 popular publications for lay audiences, and multiple books. His most recent book is Choice: Cooperation, Enterprise, and Human Action (Independent Institute, 2015). His current research focuses on the economics of climate change as well as the impact of minimum wages.

Gonzalo Macera (Argentina) is an economist and a consultant. HE Is a University professor, and a member and researcher at the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University. It is also an Associate Researcher at Fundación Bases (Rosario, Argentina). Gonzalo writes regularly about economic and political issues for different media.

His most recent research is referred to the economic effects of the impact of the minimum wage and the problems of economic calculation in the institutional comparative analysis of productivity of investments. He has presented this research at both national and international conferences.

Workshop "The educational vision of Juan Carlos Cachanosky"

Wenceslao Giménez Bonet (Argentina) will conduct this workshop, which explores the ideas and actions of Juan Carlos Cachanosky on education and his fight for the ideas of liberty and free markets.

About the Speaker:

Wenceslao Giménez Bonet (Argentina) es Licenciado en Economía de la Universidad de Buenos Aires y Doctor en Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales por la Universidad de Navarra. Actualmente es Director Ejecutivo de Corporate Training S.A. y CMT GroupWenceslao Giménez Bonet (Argentina) has a Licenciate in Economics by the Universidad de Buenos Aires and a PhD in Economics and Business by the Universidad de Navarra. He is currently Executive Director of Corporate Training S.A. and CMT Group