“Europe & Liberty” Summer Seminar in Bansko, Bulgaria 2018

This seminar will be held at the St. Ivan Rilski Hotel (in the Rodope mountains, two hours from Sofia) in Cooperation with the Institute for Market Economics (Sofia).

Note that for the selected students, accommodations and attendance to the conferences are free. Selected students will only need to fund their transportation.

Faculty will include: Krassen Stanchev (economics), Douglas Rasmussen (philosophy), Pierre Garello (economics of law), Christian Nasulea (economics)

Application Deadline: May 15th, 2018

Professor in History of Political Thought
University of Milan
Alberto Mingardi is Assistant Professor in History of Political Thought at IULM University of Milan. He is also the Director General of Istituto Bruno Leoni, Italy’s free-market think tank which he helped to establish in 2004. He is also an Adjunct Scholar at the Cato Institute and an Affiliate at the Economic Science Institute at Chapman University. His main scientific interest is the history of political thought. He has written a monograph on Thomas Hodgskin (Thomas Hodgskin, allievo anarchico di Adam Smith, Venezia: Marsilio, 2016) and one on Herbert Spencer (New York & London: Continuum, 2011).
Professor in Public Choice and Macroeconomic Analysis
Institute for Market Economics
Dr Krassen Stanchev is a Board Chairman, Founder and former Executive Director of The Institute for Market Economics, Bulgaria’s first free market think tank (1993), former member and a committee chairman of the Constitutional Assembly (1990-1991), one of the most quoted Bulgarian observers, best country analyst award for 1996 by Euromoney and a nominee for Bulgaria’s Mr. Ekonomika 2004 as well as laureate of Bulgaria Government Prize – 2002, Templeton – 2006 – as IME Director, and GV Fund for Contribution to the Spirit of Liberty – 2006.
Professor of Philosophy
St. John's University New York
Douglas B. Rasmussen is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at St. John’s University in NYC and Senior Affiliated Scholar at the Menard Family Institute for Economic Inquiry at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Among the books he has co-authored (with Douglas J. Den Uyl) are: Liberty and Nature: An Aristotelian Defense of Liberal Order (1991); Norms of Liberty: A Perfectionist Basis for Non-Perfectionist Politics (2006); and The Perfectionist Turn: From Metanorms to Metaethics (2016).
Professor of Economics
University of Bucharest
Christian Năsulea teaches Economics at the Department of International Relations and Universal History at the Faculty of History of the University of Bucharest. He is the Executive Director of the Institute for Economic Studies - Europe and a fellow of the Institute for Research in Economic and Fiscal Issues. His areas of research interest include public policy and stimuli for economic development, political and commercial negotiation in international relations, behavioural economics and decision processes.
Professor of Economics
Universite Aix-Marseille
President of IES-Europe and Editor-in-Chief of both the Journal des Économistes et des Études Humaines and Journal des Libertés, Pierre Garello is Professor of Economics at the Faculté d’Economie et Gestion of Aix Marseille University in France. He has published various articles on Austrian economics, law and economics (especially competition law and contract law). He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal des Économistes et des Études Humaines, a scholarly review dealing with economic, legal, philosophical and political issues, in the tradition of the French Classical Liberal School.