Free Market Road Show in Paris, Monday March 27

The Frexit we really need: Leaving stagnation behind!

fmrs.pngIf the French political landscape appears to be entering a reconstruction phase, it is difficult to perceive a comparable desire for change with regard to ideas. The ideological cursor seems to be stuck on the necessity of a welfare state, guarantor of our future in all its dimensions: economic, social, environmental, ethical ... The idea that a disengagement of the State could perhaps be a solution continues to seem incredible to most of the Thinkers who inhabit the hexagon.

Over the course of the morning of Monday, March 27th, we will take the opportunity of the annual Free Market Road Show stop in Paris to refine our analysis of the present situation but also and above all to present the possibilities that could be available to us if only we knew how to take a critical look at what is done in our country and what is done abroad.

It will be an opportunity to listen and debate with young French researchers and entrepreneurs, who are especially active in the marketplace of ideas.

  • Pierre Bentata (Professor-researcher at ESC Troyes, Director-founder at Rinzen Conseil, Author),
  • Jean-Philippe Delsol (Director of IREF, co-author with Nicolas Lecaussin of « Echec de l’Etat : Pour une société de Libre Choix », éditions du Rocher 2017),
  • Quentin Michon (online news: Contrepoints)
  • Christophe Seltzer (President France of Students for Liberty)

But also to listen to testimonies and analyses from

  • Glorià Alvarez (writter and regular speaker at conferences on populism, Guatemala)
  • Dwight L Lee (professor of economics, USA)
  • Kari Aina Eik (General secretary of the OiER, Austria)
  • Federico Fernandez (think tank leader, Argentina)
  • Anders Ydstedt (entrepreneur and advisor, Tax expert, Sweden)
  • Barbara Kölm (CEO, Austrian Economic center, Austria)

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Please join us for this morning, which, against the backdrop of the gloom of the current ideological debates, promises to be both refreshing and inspiring.

Monday March 27, 9:00-13:00   at  Espace Vinci, 25 rue des Jeuneurs, Paris

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Kerry Halferty-Hardy
Pierre Garello

 The speakers


Alvarez Gloria.jpgGloria discovered long time ago that what she loves the most in this world is human diversity, which makes each and every single one of us authentic, able to transform our lives to freely choose how we want to develop it. Gloria has Hungarian, Cuban and Guatemalan roots, she lived as an authentic nomadic, in 6 different countries. She studied international Relations and Political Science at Francisco Marroquin University and a Masters Degree in International Development at the Sapienza University of Rome. She became renowned throughout the American continent and parts of Europe through a Youtube video that went viral with over 20 million views, where she denounces Populism and Socialism of the XXI Century. Since then she has become a benchmark leader for a new generation that is beginning to see the way of doing politics with new eyes. As an international speaker, Gloria has conducted more than 100 conferences including “Republic Vs Populism”, “How to save our Republics”, and “Why and How We Can Defend Capitalism Beyond Economics” in México. Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Ecuador, Bolivia, Venezuela, Colombia, Spain, Dominican Republic, Florida, New York City plus the countries included in the FMRS. She is coauthor of The Populist Deceit, “El Engaño Populista” with the Chilean Libertarian Lawyer Axel Kaiser and Author of “How to Speak with a Progre” and “Cómo Hablarle a Un Progre”.



pierre Bentata.pngPierre Bentata is currently Assistant Professor of Economics at ESC Troyes and president of the consulting firm Rinzen Conseil. He holds a Ph.D from Aix Marseille University and a Master of Laws from Hamburg University. In 2015 he cofounded the Belem Circle, a think tank promoting European solutions to economic, social and cultural issues.

Pierre contributes to many French newspapers such as Les Echos, la Tribune and l’Opinion. In 2016, he published “Des jeunes sans histoire?”, an essay analyzing the political and philosophical situation of the youth in western countries.




delsol.jpgJean-Phiippe Delsol is a French tax lawyer, writer, administrator of the think tank IREF (Institute of Economic and Fiscal Research). He has a double training as a historian and a jurist. In the exercise of his profession as a business lawyer, he acquired a thorough knowledge of companies and, more generally, of economic life, both in France and abroad. He has always remained attentive to the intellectual and political movements of his time, through elective functions. He founded the “Delsol avocats” firm in Lyon in 1981, which has about 80 lawyers and provides advice and follow-up to many French nationals who wish to transfer their domicile abroad. He is the authors of 8 books and appears frequently in the medias.



Kari Aina EKe.jpg

Is the Secretary General, of the Organization for International Economic Relations – OiER ( based in Vienna, Austria with focus to support both governments and businesses to strengthen cooperation and networks, enhance investment, and support financing and implementation of global projects for International organizations. Ms. Eik is the initiator of the USC (United Smart Cities) program and the Co-Chair of U4SSC, United for Smart Sustainable Cities, a global integrated UN initiative on urban development and Smart Cities. In addition, she is a senior advisor to Governments, cities and UN agencies for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals, especially SDG 11 Sustainable Cities. She is currently the Co-Chair of REM, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Real Estate Advisory Board and leading its Working Group on urban development and smart cities. Previously, she has been working 15 years for UN agencies (GEF/UNDP/UNOPS).



Fernandez federico.jpgis a Senior Fellow with the Austrian Economics Center (Vienna, Austria) and Founder of Fundación Bases (Rosario, Argentina). He is a member of the Organizing Committee of the International Conference “The Austrian School of Economics in the 21st Century”, which has taken place every two years since 2006 in Rosario (Argentina). He has been actively engaged in work within the Liberty movement for more than a decade.

Federico is author of scholarly articles and he is the co-editor of the book “La escuela austríaca de economía en el siglo XXI” and “An Austrian in Argentina: Essays in honor of Alberto Benegas Lynch, jr.” He writes also for the popular press and blogs on the “Free Market Diaries”.



PG close.pngis currently Professor of Economics at Aix-Marseille University and member of the GREQAM. He is President of the Institute for Economic Studies-Europe—a think tank dedicated to education and research in economics—and chief editor of the “Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines.”He received his Bachelor education from Aix-Marseille University and his PhD from New York University. He taught at the Universities of Montpellier and Saint Etienne, France and was invited to lecture in various places among which Warsaw, Sofia, Bucharest, Vilnius, Jena, Guatemala City, Washington, Roma, Vienna, Torino, Mumbai, Istanbul, Gent, Paris, Hamburg and Haifa. Pierre is also currently member of the Board for IREF (Institute for Research on Economic and Fiscal Issues). Besides taxation and public finance, his fields of specialization include the Economics of Law and Regulation based on insights from the Austrian school of economics..



Hardy.jpgKerry Halferty Hardy consults and has extensive experience in both the healthcare and the non-profit sectors, particularly in strategic planning and development. She currently serves on the boards of the Institute for Economic Studies Europe (IES-Europe), the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), the Institut de Formation Politique (IFP) and the American Club of Paris, among others. She is often invited to speak on topics related to healthcare, the free market, and the nonprofit sector. Kerry also lectures in the Business & Diplomacy MBA program at INSEEC and has previously served as a guest lecturer at the Université Paris-Dauphine. She received her undergraduate degree from the UT Austin and obtained a Master of Science in Management, with an emphasis on Nonprofit and Association Management from UMUC. She speaks French, German, and Spanish, as well as Texan.


Kolm.jpgPresident of the Friedrich A. v. Hayek Institute in Vienna, Austria and Director of the Austrian Economics Center. Being a worldwide networker she uses these abilities to promote free market policies; in addition she is a frequent speaker on public policy related issues, especially on deregulation and competition topics, the Future of Europe and Austrian Economics.

Barbara Kolm 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.



Lee.jpgProfessor Lee received his Ph.D from the University of California, San Diego in 1972.  He has had full time tenured faculty appointments at the University of Colorado, Virginia Tech University, George Mason University, the University of Georgia where he was the Ramsey Professor of Economics and Private Enterprise from 1985-2008. He was the William J. O’Neil Professor of Global Markets and Freedom at Southern Methodist University in Dallas from 2008-2014 and remains affiliated with the O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom as a Senior Fellow.

His research has covered a variety of areas including the economics of the environment and natural resources, the economics of public choice, public finance, and labor economics. Professor Lee has published 162 articles in refereed journals, 289 articles and commentaries in magazines and newspapers, 52 chapters in books, 38 book reviews, 9 monographs, and coauthored 14 books and been the contributing editor of 5 more. He has lectured at universities and conferences throughout the United States as well as in Europe, Central America, South America, Asia and Africa. He was president of the Association of Private Enterprise Education for 1994-95 and president of the Southern Economic Association from 1997-98.



QM.jpgQuentin Michon is editor-in-chief of the classical liberal newspaper Contrepoints, which he launched in 2010 (around 1,000,000 unique visitors per month). He is also treasurer of the association, which publishes Contrepoints. He is a graduate of HEC Paris and the Sorbonne and works in the Internet sector.





seltzer.pngA graduate of ISMaPP in strategy and public and political decisions, Christophe made several professional immersions in a political party and in ministries. Winner of the Tocqueville scholarship in 2014, he wanted to do politics differently, as a "civic entrepreneur". Christophe is the National Coordinator of the Students for Liberty, a group of student and associations dedicated to promoting liberal ideas on campus through conferences, workshops, and various projets.

One of those projects is an hackathon (The Free Startup Project). The objective is, in a libertarian spirit, to create startups and associations that "do things" usually done by public authorities.He is also community organizer for the GenerationLibre think tank and develops virtual and physical communities of followers and hacktivists who broadcast proposals for liberal reforms in the public debate.



Ydstedt.jpgAnders Ydstedt is an advisor at Scantech Strategy Advisors to major Swedish industry and business organizations. He is also an entrepreneur, author and chairman of Svensk Tidskrift, a weekly journal of politics, economics and culture, founded in 1911. Ydstedt has previously written books about taxation, the importance of free mobility, the importance of private ownership and recently about how high tax Sweden got rid of the inheritance tax (2015). Together with his wife Susanne he is owner/founder and part-owner of several small businesses, and among them Rymdweb AB, the world leading registry for pre-owned domain names ending with .se and .nu.

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