AUSTRIAN ECONOMICS CENTER

AUSTRIAN ECONOMICS CENTER

Vienna, Austria

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ABOUT

The mission of Austrian Economics Center is to promote a free, responsible, and prosperous society. To achieve this goal, it considers economic and socio-political questions, prepares studies, and recommends solutions. In carrying out its work, the AEC addresses a broad audience, from entrepreneurs and business leaders to economic thinkers and policy-makers, both domestically and abroad.

Major programs for this organization include: Tax Freedom Day; Free Market Road Show

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SNAPSHOTS FROM BRATISLAVA: EUROPE THINK TANK ESSENTIALS WORKSHOP 2017

Twenty participants from 17 think tanks in 10 countries from around Europe gathered in Bratislava, Slovakia, July 20-23, 2017, to participate in Atlas Network’s annual Think Tank Essentials Workshop in Europe. This course is part of Atlas Network’s robust coaching and training programs under Atlas Leadership Academy.

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RENOWNED ENTREPRENEUR PETER THIEL AWARDED HAYEK LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

It takes both forward-thinking vision and a culture that accepts change in order for entrepreneurial innovation to flourish — and political systems that don’t slow things down. That’s the message that world-renowned investor and entrepreneur Peter Thiel offered while accepting the Hayek Lifetime Achievement Award, presented annu...

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FREE MARKET ROAD SHOW® SPREADS SOUND ECONOMICS THROUGHOUT EUROPE

Seven years after the financial crisis of 2008, Europe’s economies continue to stagnate. Twin deficits, massive welfare state spending, mountains of regulation, nearly flatlined economic growth, and a continuing push toward increased central planning by European Union (EU) authorities leave little hope for future prosperity. The...

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IMPROVED ECONOMIC LITERACY NEEDED IN AUSTRIA - TODAY’S BERLIN WALLS

The Austrian Economics Center (AEC) notices that one of the biggest barriers to freedom is a simple lack of economic literacy. This issue translates into many of the political and social problems in today’s society. Case in point: the widespread aversion for classical liberal public policies and the insistence that the state do...

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MESSAGE TO BRUSSELS: EMBRACE FREEDOM AND COMPETITION

Barbara Kolm, Director of the Vienna-based Austrian Economics Center (AEC), delivered the following message during the final stop of the 30-city European Free Market Road Show: “Only individuals think and act. We have to take our fate in our own hands again”. AEC launched a petition for EU citizens to start to do just that. The...

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