Freedom to Choose Conference 2011, sponsored by The University of Notre Dame Australia Fremantle Campus

Sponsored by: Mannkal Economic Education Foundation / UNDA

Welcome to Freedom to Choose 2011: The Open Society and its Enemies in East Asia

Freedom to Choose is an annual one-day economics conference devoted to considering the degree to which policy makers should pursue free-market policies. There is a focus, in particular, on placing free-market ideas in their historical context and the role economists should play in policy formation.

The 2011 Conference has the sub theme of 'The Open Society and its Enemies in East Asia'. The speakers will consider the degree to which Karl Popper's concept of "The Open Society and its Enemies" is relevant to the economies of Burma, Singapore, China and other East Asian Countries.

The conference is specifically designed for undergraduate, honours and postgraduate students, but all interested parties are welcome. Forums will also be provided at the conference in which students can interact with established economists to discuss the wisdom of pursuing honours and postgraduate qualifications in the discipline of economics, as well as careers in economics generally.

It is to be held on Friday 29th of July 2010 on the Fremantle Campus of The University of Notre Dame, Australia. Andrew Pickford will be the Conference Moderator.

The keynote speaker is Ron Findlay (Columbia).

Invited speakers include: Jeremy Shearmur (ANU), Sean Turnell (Macquarie), Rod Tyers (UWA), Patrick Jory (UQ), William Coleman (ANU) and Peter Warr (ANU).

The formal Deadline for Registration is June 29th, but note that there is a limit of 80 attendees, and hence those seeking to register should do so as early as possible to ensure that they gain a place.


The conference is kindly sponsored by the Mannkal Economic Education Foundation and The University of Notre Dame, Australia.