Economics and Bureaucracy in an Open Society: A Conference in Honor of the 130th Anniversary of Ludwig von Mieses
September 29 – October 1, 2011
Center for Urban History, Lviv
September 29, 2011 marks the 130th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig von Mises, world-renowned economist and liberal thinker, one of the leading representatives of the Austrian School of Economics, and a native of Lviv.
On this occasion, the Lviv Regional Institute for Public Administration, National Academy of State Management with the President of Ukraine, the Lviv Office of the OEAD, and the Center for Urban History, will hold an international academic conference, entitled "Economics and Bureaucracy in an Open Society: A Conference in Honor of the 130th Anniversary of Ludwig von Mieses".
The Conference will begin at 17.00 on September 29, with an open lecture by Mykola Bunyk, Associate Professor at the Department for Political Sciences and Philosophy, Lviv Regional Institute for Public Administration, National Academy for State Management with the President of Ukraine. The lecture will be entitled: "Ludwig von Mises: The Lviv Liberal Alternative", and will take place at the exhibition hall of the Dzyga art association (35, Virmenska St.).
Geographically, the life of Ludwig von Mises (1881 – 1973) took him from Lviv, via Vienna and Geneva, to New York city. Historically speaking, it began in the age of Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria, and ended in the presidency of Richard Nixon in the USA. Mises’ academic interests extend from the research of the life of Galician villagers to developing a general theory of human activity (praxeology).
Ludwig von Mises was the author of over 20 books. This great body of work allows great opportunities for study, reflection, and discussion.
Von Mises’ influence upon the academia in Austria, and in the USA was exerted largely through his seminars, which drew together academics from various fields to discuss problems of methodology, politics, and economics.
We have invited economists, political scientists, philosophers, sociologists, and practical experts in the field of state management to participate in our conference, and mark the anniversary of Ludwig von Mises with a meaningful academic discussion.