LFMI together with the Austrian Economics Centre and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation will be holding an international conference AUSTERITY WITHOUT REFORMS – ECONOMIES WITHOUT GROWTH on May 7, 2015 in Vilnius. The conference is a part of FREE MARKET ROAD SHOW 2015.
What recipe does Europe need to break the stagnation? What can we expect from Lithuania’s upcoming labour market reform? And what can we learn from Estonia’s experience? We are pleased to invite all those interested to attend.
Presentations will be delivered by distinguished economists Deirdre McCloskey and Enrico Colombatto and one of the leaders of Estonia’s labour market reform Janno Järve. Panel discussants will include prominent politicians, economists and business representatives from Lithuania and abroad.
The conference is free of charge, but registration is required by filling online REGISTRATION FORM. Please let us know about your participation until April 27, 2015. We may also be contacted by phone at (+370 5) 250 0280.
Conference venue – Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva, Konstitucijos pr. 20, Vilnius; Languages – Lithuanian, English (simultaneous translation).
9:00-9:10 Welcome speech. Žilvinas ŠILĖNAS, President, Lithuanian Free Market Institute
HOW LIBERAL IDEAS MADE THE MODERN WORLD. 1600 – PRESENT.
9:10-9:40 Speaker: Dr. Deirdre McCLOSKEY, Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Professor of Economic History, Gothenburg University, Sweden
9:40-11:00 PANEL 1. WHAT RECIPE DOES EUROPE NEED TO BREAK THE STAGNATION?
Moderator: Žilvinas ŠILĖNAS, President, Lithuanian Free Market Institute
Speaker: Dr. Enrico COLOMBATTO, Professor of Economics, University of Turin, Director of Research, Institute for Research in Economic and Fiscal Issues
Panelists: Sigitas BESAGIRSKAS, Director, Economics and Finance Department, Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists
Algimantas RIMKŪNAS, Vice-Minister of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania
Dr. Ramūnas VILPIŠAUSKAS, Director, Institute of Political Sciences and International Relations, Vilnius University
Vytautas ŽUKAUSKAS, Vice-President, Lithuanian Free Market Institute
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12:50 PANEL 2. AUSTERITY WITH REFORMS. WHAT CAN WE EXPECT FROM LITHUANIA’S UPCOMING LABOUR MARKET REFORM?
Moderator: Kaetana LEONTJEVA, Senior Policy Analyst, Lithuanian Free Market Institute
Speaker: Janno JÄRVE, Senior Analyst, Estonian Center for Applied Research, former Deputy Secretary General on Labour Policy, Estonia’s Ministry of Social Affairs
Panelists: Rimantas Jonas DAGYS, Member of Parliament, Homeland Union-Lithuanian Christian Democrats
Dr. Justinas USONIS, Attorney-at-law, Associate Professor, Vilnius University
Sigitas GAILIŪNAS, President, Panevėžys Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts, member of the Presidium, Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts
Dr. Adam MARTIN, Assistant Professor, Political Economy Research Fellow, Free Market Institute, Texas Tech University
Žilvinas ŠILĖNAS, President, Lithuanian Free Market Institute