Liberty and Economic Policy in the European Union: Past and Future


This conference focused on the economic policies and history of the European Union and its relationship to liberty. Conferees explored how different interpretations of that history lead to different conclusions about both the present economic situation and future possibilities.


Conference Readings

“Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.” Official Journal of the European Union. (October 11, 2011).

“The Lisbon Treaty.” Eurostep-EEPA. (October 11, 2011).

Acton, John Emerich Edward Dalberg. Selected Writings of Lord Acton, Volume I: Essays in the History of Liberty. Edited by J. Rufus Fears. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1985.

Alesina, Alberto and Francesco Giavazzi. The Future of Europe: Reform or Decline. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2006.

Belien, Paul. A Throne in Brussels: Britain, the Saxe-Coburgs and the Belgianisation of Europe. Charlottesville, Virginia: Imprint Academic, 2006.

Buchanan, James M. The Collected Works of James M. Buchanan, Volume 18: Federalism, Liberty, and the Law. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, Inc., 2001.

Einaudi, Luigi. Selected Economic Essays. Edited by Luca Einaudi et al. Houndmills, Basingstoke, New York: Palgrave-MacMillan, 2006.

Hayek, F. A. The Constitution of Liberty. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1978.

James, Wil and Natalie Hamill. “History of the European Union.” CIVITAS. (accessed on September 5, 2012).

Milward, Alan S. The European Rescue of the Nation-State. Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1992.

von Mises, Ludwig. Omnipotent Government: The Rise of the Total State and Total War. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1974.

Watrin, Christian. “On the Political Economy of the Subsidiarity Principle.” Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines 13, no. 2/3 (2003): 275-287.