invites you to a lecture
Location: Balmoral Room, Stanhope Hotel, Rue de Commerce 9, Brussels
Event date: Wednesday 11 January 2012, from 18:00
Speaker: Professor Victoria Curzon-Price - Past President of the Mont Pelerin Society and Professor Emerita of economics at the University of Geneva
The lecture will be followed by a reception.
As a leading European free-market economist Professor Victoria Curzon-Price has always been a supporter of the "mutual recognition" approach and against the drive to harmonize. According to her making two dozen sovereign states fit a single mould in the name of "building Europe" requires huge sacrifices, not least in terms of democratic legitimacy. “To acknowledge European diversity is a natural, convivial and democratic alternative - but it requires acceptance of competition by all players in both markets and governments,” says Past President of the Mont Pelerin, founded by Austrian renowned free-market economist Friedrich Hayek, whose members included eight Nobel Prize winners.
Ms Curzon-Price is Professor Emerita of the University of Geneva (2008 to date); and was previously a Professor of Economics (1982-2008). She was Director of the European Institute of the University of Geneva (1994-1998) and a member of the Governing Council of the University of Geneva (2003-2007).
She is currently on the board of many research institutes and think tanks (incl. the Institute of Economic Affairs, London), and keeps up her interest in international trade, economic integration, institutional competition and current issues of political economy, as demonstrated by her publications.
Save the dates for New Direction lectures in 2012: 7 March, 11 April, 15 May, 30 May, 27 June.
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