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The 2016 Free Market Road Show


The 2016 Free Market Road Show

A lively discussion of topical issues affecting the U.S. and Europe with four highly acclaimed global thought leaders. This is a complimentary event sponsored by SMU Cox, O'Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom.


Prince Michael von Liechtenstein
Executive Chairman Industrie- und Finanzkontor

Barbara Kolm
Director, Austrian Economics Center and President, Hayek Institut

Roberto Salinas
President, Mexican Business Forum and Director of Alamos Alliance Conferences

Enrico Colombatto
Professor, University of Turin and Director, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Fiscales

Tom Giovanetti
President, Institute for Policy Innovation

Merrill Matthews
Resident Scholar, Institute for Policy Innovation

Welcome remarks:

Brenda Pejovich
Board member Friends of Austrian Economic Center and Texas Public Policy Foundation



Panel 1, The American Dream
What has “The American Dream” meant in the past and what does it mean today? What promise could it hold: how could we make that promise a reality? What role should government play? Featuring IPI resident scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews. 

Panel 2, The Self-organizing and Sharing Society
Social networking apps like Uber, AirBnB, and TaskRabbit enable people to self-organize and share resources and skills in new ways. Who are the winners and losers, and what are the opportunities and obstacles? What might the future look like? Featuring IPI president Tom Giovanetti.

When: Monday, July 18
Location: SMU Cox School of Business, Ernst & Young Gallery, Fincher Hall
Reception: 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Panels: 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Parking: For a parking voucher and map of parking garages, please contact

Complimentary Registration: or a.lorenzini@austriancenter,com


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