"Friedrich von Hayek, the man for all generations, who believes mightily in the freedom of the individual, convinced that the open, competitive survival of diffused, decentralized ideas and spontaneous organizations, customs, and procedures in a capitalist, private-property system is preferable to consciously rational-directed systems of organizing the human cosmos.
As 2009 is the 20th anniversary of the Institute, we celebrated
the event by organizing the 31st Summer University of the New Economics.
The summer university was hold in Aix en Provence, France between August
23 and 26 , 2009 . The topic for this year was “Markets and Morality”.
Between August 20 and 22, 2009 The Institute for Economic Studies-Europe in cooperation with the Atlas Economic Research Foundation, and the Atlas Global Initiative for Free Trade, Peace and Prosperity, was hosted the Sixth European Resource Bank Meeting (ERBM), in Marseille, France
With the current crisis it has become common to criticize capitalism and free markets, forgetting too rapidly the responsibility of political intervention into market.
IES gives readers the opportunity to examine the current crisis from outside the usual boundaries. It opens a window on the classical liberal or libertarian perspective and gives a new interpretation of the crisis.