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Conference "Liberty, Trade and Peace"

On October, 25 2006 MCAEE President Mr. Vladimir Karyagin and MCAEE First Vice-President Mr. Victor Margelov took part in the Conference "Liberty, Trade and Peace" in Tbilisi, Georgia.

 

 

Conference Schedule:

 

 

Wednesday, October 25

 

12:30 – 15:00

 

Lunch for Early Arrivals, followed by Tour of Tbilisi

 

16:15 – 18:30

 

Registration

 

18:30 – 19:30

 

Opening Reception

 

19:30 – 22:00

 

Globalization and Freedom
Dinner address

Speaker: Professor Vernon Smith, Nobel Laureate in Economic Science, George Mason University

 

22:00 – 23:00

 

Dinner and after-dinner hospitality suite

 

 

Thursday, October 26

 

7:30 – 8:30

 

Breakfast

 

8:45 – 9:00

 

Welcoming remarks

Speakers:

 

Paata Sheshelidze,President, New Economic School of Georgia

 

Tom G. Palmer, Cato Institute, USA

 

9:00 – 10:15

 

Liberalization of Trade and Finance: The Way Forward

Speakers:

 

Boris Begovic, Center for Liberal Democratic Studies, Serbia

 

Kalman Mizsei, former Director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States in the United Nations Development Program (UNDP)

 

Djoomart Otorbaev, The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

 

10:15 – 11:30

 

Comparative Approach to Challenges and Experiences of Economic Transformation: Examples from Latin America, Moldova and Poland

Speakers:

 

Ireneusz Jabłoński, Adam Smith Research Center, Poland

 

Iurie Rosca, Vice-President of Parliament, Moldova

 

Ian Vásquez, Cato Institute, USA

 

11:30 – 12:00

 

Coffee break

 

12:00 – 12:45

 

The Impact of Government Spending on Economic Performance

Speakers:

 

Dan Mitchell, Heritage Foundation, USA

 

13:00 – 14:00

 

Lunch

 

14:10 – 15:10

 

Economic Freedom, Political Freedom, Prosperity, and Peace in Eurasia

Speaker: Andrei Illarionov, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute and Former Adviser to the President of Russia

 

15:10 – 16:25

 

Property Rights and Taxation

Speakers:

 

Ján Oravec, F. A. Hayek Foundation, Slovakia

 

Krassen Stanchev, Institute for Market Economics, Bulgaria

 

Robert Christiansen, Head of IMF representation in Georgia

 

16:25 – 16:40

 

Coffee break

 

16:40 – 18:20

 

Choice and Competition Reform

Speakers:

 

Lajos Bokros, Central European University, Hungary

 

Alexander Lomaia, Minister of Education and Science of Georgia

 

Eduardo Mayora, Francisco Marroquin University, Guatemala

 

John Sullivan, Center for International Private Enterprise, USA

 

18:20 – 18:40

 

Break

 

18:40 – 20:00

 

Offsite Reception

 

20:00 – 22:00

 

Reform Polices Accelerating Economic Growth - the Case of Georgia
Dinner address

Speaker: Zurab Nogaideli, Prime Minister of Georgia

 

22:00 – 23:00

 

After-dinner hospitality suite

 

 

Friday, October 27

 

7:30 – 8:30

 

Breakfast

 

8:45 – 10:00

 

Measuring Economic Freedom

Speakers:

 

Robert Lawson, Capital University, USA

 

Andrei Illarionov, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute and Former Adviser to the President of Russia

 

Ashot Markosyan, Department of State Property Management under the Government of Armenia

 

10:00 – 10:45

 

Spain's Experience in Controlling the State Budget

Speaker: Ricardo Martinez Rico, Former Deputy Minister for the Budget of Spain

 

10:45 – 11:00

 

Coffee break

 



11:00 – 12:15

 

*Please note: Choose between three workshops.

Organizing a Think-Tank

Speakers:

 

Ján Oravec, F. A. Hayek Foundation, Slovakia

 

Brad Lips, Atlas Economic Research Foundation, USA

 


Using the Economic Freedom of the World Index to Promote Economic Reform

Speakers:

 

Sabit Bagirov, President of the Entrepreneurship Development Foundation

 

Vahagn Khachaturyan, Former Mayor of Yerevan, Armenia

 

Robert Lawson, Capital University, USA

 

Paata Sheshelidze, President, New Economic School of Georgia

 


Informing the Public

Speakers:

 

Peter F. Kaznacheev, Cato.ru

 

Anna Krasinskaya, Cato.ru

 

Tural Veliyev, Free Minds Association, Azerbaijan

 

John Sullivan, Center for International Private Enterprise, USA

 

12:30 – 13:30

 

Lunch

 

13:45 – 14:30

 

The Environmental Case for Property Rights

Speaker: Johan Norberg, Timbro, Sweden

 


14:30 – 15:45

 

Improving the Rule of Law

Speakers:

 

Vesna Škare-Ožbolt, Former Minister of Justice of Croatia

 

Eduardo Mayora, Francisco Marroquin University, Guatemala

 

Otar Zoidze, New Economic School of Georgia

 



14:00 – 15:30

 

*Please note: This is an off site forum at a Tbilisi University and not part of the conference.

Freedom, Commerce and Peace: The Way Forward for Georgia. Public Forum at a Tbilisi University

Moderators:

 

Paata Sheshelidze, President, New Economic School of Georgia

 

Gia Khubua, Rector of Tbilisi State University

Speakers:

 

Kakha Bendukidze, State Minister for Coordination of Economic Reforms of Georgia

 

Mart Laar, Adviser to the President of Georgia and Former Prime Minister, Estonia

 

Andrei Illarionov, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute and Former Adviser to the President of Russia

 

15:45 – 16:00

 

Coffee break

 

16:00 – 16:45

 

The Challenge of Promoting Liberal reform. The Role of the Media

Speakers:

 

Zviad Koridze, freelance journalist, Georgia

 

Jaroslav Romanchuk, Mises Center, Belarus

 

16:45 – 17:30

 

Institutional Reform and Good Governance in Georgia: Civil Society's Perspective

Speakers:

 

Devi Khechinashvilli, President, Partnership for Social Initiatives (PSI)

 

Gia Jandieri, Vice President, New Economic School of Georgia

 

Ana Dolidze, President, Georgian Young Lawyers' Association (GYLA)

 

17:30 – 17:45

 

Coffee break

 

17:45 – 18:30

 

Creating Monetary Stability and Financial Sector Freedom

Speaker: Warren Coats, Cayman Islands Monetary Authority

 

18:30 – 19:00

 

Closing Remarks

Speakers:

 

Kakha Bendukidze, State Minister for Coordination of Economic Reforms of Georgia

 

Gia Jandieri, Vice President, New Economic School of Georgia

 

Tom Palmer, Cato Institute, USA

 

20:00 – 20:30

 

Reception

 

20:30 – 23:00

 

Post-socialist Lessons for 2006
Dinner address and gala dinner

Speaker: Mart Laar, Adviser to the President of Georgia and Former Prime Minister, Estonia

 

             

 

Saturday, October 28

 

 

8:30 – 9:30

 

Breakfast

 

10:00 – 15:00

 

Optional Tour of Georgian Countryside and Wineries