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I have presented at academic conferences such as the European Academy of Management, the Southern Economic Association, and the Association of Private Enterprise Education; and have given public talks at Cambridge University, Oxford University, and the London School of Economics.

Favourite topics include:

  • An Introduction to the Austrian School of Economics – the past, present and future of good economics
  • Competition and the market process – why the best form of regulation is competition
  • The financial crisis – a look at the incentive and knowledge problems that led to the credit crunch
  • Banking reform and sound money – a proposal to liberalise the banking system
  • Economic institutions and global prosperity – an overview of the economic policies that are crucial to prosperity
  • The transition experience in Eastern Europe – why radical reforms are necessary and the under appreciated role of the oligarchs

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Conference presentations

The Microfoundations of Austrian Economics Through a New Classical Theoretical Lens” Mont Pelerin Society, Miami (September 2016)

Choose your own financial crisis. A methodological defence of second person counterfactual scenarios”, Prague Conference on Political Economy, Prague (April 2016) – not presented

The Hidden Inflation of the Great Moderation”, Association of Private Enterprise Education (APEE), Cancun (April 2015)

“Reflections on John Blundell” Association of Private Enterprise Education (APEE), Cancun (April 2015)

The Goldilocks Measure of UK Monetary Aggregates: An Introduction to MA“, Southern Economic Association, Atlanta (November 2014)

“An Estimate of Gross Domestic Expenditure (GDE) for the UK”, Association of Private Enterprise Education (APEE), Las Vegas (March 2014)

“The (Quantity) Theory of Money and Credit”, Association of Private Enterprise Education (APEE), Maui (March 2013)

“Pedagogical synergies between Austrian Economics and the Case Method”, Association of Private Enterprise Education (APEE), Las Vegas (March 2012)

A research agenda for applying Cultural Theory to corporate organizations” Leuven, Belgium (January 2011)

Banking, Honest Money and the Free Market: Prospects” Libertarian Alliance Annual Conference, London (October 2009) [see video here]

“Towards a Constitutional Theory of the Firm II” 9th Annual Conference, European Academy of Management (EURAM), Liverpool (May 2009)

“Towards a Constitutional Theory of the Firm” The Association of Private Enterprise Education (APEE), Guatemala City, Guatemala (April 2009)

“In Defence of Rational Ignorance: A Subjectivist’s Solution to Public Choice Excess” 78th Annual Meetings, Southern Economic Association, Washington DC (November 2008)

“Corporate Constitutionalism: Towards a Constitutional Theory of the Firm” 78th Annual Meetings, Southern Economic Association, Washington DC (November 2008)

“Liquidity in the age of independence” ESCP-EAP Research Olympics, London (November 2008)

“Towards a Constitutional Theory of the Firm” ESCP-EAP Research Olympics, London (November 2008)

“In Defence of Rational Ignorance: A Subjectivist’s Solution to Public Choice Excess” Foundation for Economic Education, New York (September 2008)

“An Introduction to ‘Constitutional Management’” Association of Private Enterprise Education, Las Vegas, NV (April 2008) – presented by Nikolai Wenzel

“Austrian Economics Behind the Iron Curtain” Eastern Economic Association, Boston, MA (March 2008)

“Heterogeneous Entrepreneurs, the Monetary Footprint, and the Trade Cycle” 77th Annual Meetings, Southern Economic Association, New Orleans, LO (November 2007)

“Towards a Corporate Cultural Theory II” Workshop on Cultural Theory and Management: A Conference held in memory of Prof. Dame Mary Douglas, ESCP-EAP London (July 2007)

“Towards a Corporate Cultural Theory” Conference on Austrian Market-based Approaches to the Theory and Operation of a Business Firm, George Mason Law School (May 2007)

“A Nomos Model of Social Change: Where Human Action meets Cultural Theory” 76th Annual Meetings, Southern Economic Association, Charleston, SC (November 2006)

“The Diffusion of Economic Ideas in Europe: The Flat Tax (1994-2006)“ Third Annual Graduate Student Conference Idea Exchange: Mediums and Methods of Communication in Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia, Graduate Organization for the Study of Europe and Central Asia, University of Pittsburgh (February 2006)

“Ethnic Enterprise Governance“ Conference on Entrepreneurship Research, School of Management & School of Public Policy, George Mason University (November 2005)


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Special Lectures

The Role of Competitiveness in Emerging Europe” Future proofing the Economy Forum, Zagreb (February 2017) [video highlights]

“How I teach” Brian’s Last Friday Talks, London (January 2016)

“Choose your own financial crisis” University of Buckingham (January 2017)

“The link between economic institutions and global prosperity”, Legatum Institute (July 2017)

“Free market monetary policy”, Freedom Week Seminar, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (July 2016)

Why you should love price discrimination!“, Freedom Week Seminar, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (July 2016)

Hayek and Friedman in Chile”, Brian’s Last Friday Talks, London (June 2016)

“Is there a libertarian case for QE?” Libertarian Alliance, London (June 2016)

“An Introduction to the Austrian School of Economics”, UCLU Libertarian Society, London (February 2016)

Sound Money: An Austrian proposal for free banking, NGDP targets, and OMO reforms” Adam Smith Institute, London (February 2016)

An Introduction to the Austrian School of Economics“, Libek and ESFL, Belgrade (January 2016)

An Introduction to the Austrian School of Economics“, Regional Conference of ESFL Vienna (November 2015)

Choose your own financial crisis“, PPE Workshop, George Mason University (September 2015)

“Free market monetary theory and practice” Freedom Week Seminar, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (July 2015)

“Competition and the market process” Freedom Week Seminar, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (July 2015)

Austrian Economics for Start Ups: What Do Entrepreneurs Need to Know?” CADI, Bucharest (May 2015)

How to think like an economist” Adam Smith Institute, London (April 2015)

Individualism, subjectivism and time: An introduction to the theoretical foundations of the Austrian school“, Cambridge Society for Economic Pluralism (November 2014)

“Free market monetary theory and policy” Freedom Week Seminar, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (July 2014)

“Competition and the market process” Freedom Week Seminar, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (July 2014)

“Individuals Actions: An Austrian Economics School”, University of Essex Liberty League & Post-Crash Economics Society Essex (April 2014)

“Monetary laissez-faire” Freedom Week Seminar, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (July 2013)

“Competition and monopoly” Freedom Week Seminar, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (July 2013)

We had it coming: Introduction to Austrian Economics” FEE Webinar (April 2013)

“The (Quantity) Theory of Money and Credit: Monetarism and von Mises” City University Economics Department Seminar, (November 2012)

“Establishing the Facts about Austerity” ESCP Europe Research Retreat (August 2012)

“Only Individuals Choose”, The Adam Smith Institute’s ‘Liberty Lectures’, Cass Business School, London (August 2012)

“An Introduction to the Austrian School of Economics”, Institute for Economic Affairs (August 2012)

“The financial crisis” Freedom Week Seminar, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (July 2012)

“Competition and monopoly” Freedom Week Seminar, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (July 2012)

“An Introduction to the Austrian School of Economics” Freedom Week Seminar, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (July 2012)

The Financial Crisis in the U.K.:  Uncertainty, Calculation, and Error ” CADI, Bucharest (June 2012)

We Had it Coming – An Introduction to Austrian Economics” University of Manchester (March 2012)

“The role of ignorance in economic crises: The UK experience during the great recession” Cal State East Bay (November 2011)

“Why whistleblowing protection fails and what to do about it” Lucas Graduate School of Business, San Jose State University (October 2011)

The Financial Crisis in the U.K.:  Uncertainty, Calculation, and Error”, Department of Economics Friday Workshop, San Jose State University (October 2011)

“Whistleblowing and the knowledge problem”, College of Business, San Jose State University (September 2011)

“Why Market Monopolies are OK”, Civil Society Institute, Santa Clara University (September 2011)

“The problem with shock therapy is not enough volts: Why Russia needs more powerful oligarchs” David S. Saurman Provocative Lecture Series, San Jose State University (September 2011)

“An introduction to the Austrian school of economics” Freedom Week Seminar, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (July 2011)

“The financial crisis” Freedom Week Seminar, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (July 2011)

“Competition and monopoly” Freedom Week Seminar, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (July 2011)

“The second revival in Austrian Economics: why the future of good economics is Austrian” Oxford Libertarian Society, Christ Church Oxford (February 2011)

“A Proposal for Sound Money” Libertarian Alliance, London (November 2010) [video here]

“Thoughts on the US Economy: September 2010” Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation (September 2010)

Contemporary work in Austrian Economics” Adam Smith Institute, St Stephen’s Club, London (September 2010) [event detailsaudio here]

“The Behavioural Foundations of Currency Crises”, Helsinki School of Economics London Study Program, Radisson Edwardian Grafton Hotel, London (September 2010)

Banking, inflation and recessions” The Adam Smith Institute’s ‘Liberty Lectures’, Cass Business School, London (August 2010) [event details]

Booms, busts and crashes: What Austrian economics tells us about the crash of 2008” Institute of Economic Affairs, London (July 2010) [event details]

“Competition and Monopoly” Freedom Week Seminar, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (July 2010)

“The Financial Crisis” Freedom Week Seminar, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (July 2010)

The Investment Climate of Transition: Shock Therapy in Eastern Europe” LSE Investment Society (February 2010)

“Understanding Costs: a Negotiation Exercise” BT Offsite Training, Savill Court Hotel, Windsor (August 25th 2009)

“Honest Money in a Free Society” Libertarian Alliance, Shepherd’s Private Room, Westminster (July 2009)

“Competition and Monopoly” Freedom Week Seminar, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (July 2009)

“The Financial Crisis” Freedom Week Seminar, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (July 2009)

Panellist, “Globalisation after the Crash” Institute of Economic Affairs, London (June 30th 2009)

“Money, banking and policy: A European perspective on the credit crunch” Helsinki School of Economics London Study Program, Radisson Edwardian Grafton Hotel, London (22nd April 2009)

“Austrian Insights into the Current Economic Crisis – What Might have Been?” University of Oxford Libertarian Society, Christ Church, University of Oxford (February 2009)

“Some stylised facts about Eastern European transition” University College London (November 2008)

“Advice for an international business education” Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, India (October 2008)

“Research Methods in Historical Perspective” ESCP-EAP Research Associate Training Program, Turin (July 2008)

“Transition economies: lessons for classical liberals” Freedom Week Seminar, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (July 2008)

“Research Methods in Historical Perspective” ESCP-EAP Research Associate Training Program, London (June 2008)

“The Use of Knowledge in Firms” Koch Associate Program, Washington D.C. (February 2008)

“Comparative Methodology and the Diffusion of Ideas” Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge (October 2007)

“Recruitment Presentation” ESCP-EAP European School of Management, Paris (September 2007)

“Competition and the Market Process” Freedom Week Seminar, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (July 2007)

“Collective Goods Problems” Freedom Week Seminar, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (July 2007)

“Do Ideas Matter?” Hayek Society, London School of Economics (November 2006)

I’ve also rejected invitations to debate at the Cambridge Union Society, and Lancaster Debating Union