March 6, 2012

Mises Seminar 2012 - Ninth Edition

IES-Europe encourages you to contribute a paper to the 2012 Mises Seminar, to be held in Sestri Levante (Italy), October 13th-14th. The general theme discussed will be: "Failure: Why We Need It".
The conference will feature original contributions on the themes of failure and bankruptcy—either in the business and governmental arena—and how it is a necessary and ultimately beneficial feature of a free market and a free society. The topic can be investigated from the perspective of economics, history, sociology, legal theory, political philosophy, economic history.

Authors are invited to submit an outline of the paper, of about 500 words, in English, to Dr. Carlo Lottieri ( not later than April 30, 2012. The candidate is also required to attach aprevious paper on a different topic and a CV.

IBL will then select the best submissions and inform the candidates accordingly by May 31. Conference papers (max. lenght 40,000 characters, in English) are to be submitted to IBL by September 1st, 2012.

All travel and boarding expenses of the selected authors will be paid for by Istituto Bruno Leoni.

Information concerning the presentation of papers, registration fees, accommodation and other logistic aspects will be provided later on IBL web-site:

Please address all queries to

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