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MAY 19 - 22, 2019
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Dear MPS Members:

We cordially invite you to attend MPSTexas19, a regional meeting of the Mont Pelerin Society, to be held on May 19-22, 2019.

The meeting theme, "Contentious Issues in Classical Liberalism," is intended to push the boundaries of how we understand the science of liberty. Our goal is to create a dialog on the cutting edge of classical liberalism that will push everyone’s comfort zone and force them to evaluate alternative positions of how to best promote and preserve classical liberal values. We believe this follows closely in the spirit of our society’s objective “by facilitating the exchange of views among minds inspired by certain ideals and broad conceptions held in common, to contribute to the preservation and improvement of the free society.”

The meeting will be held at the Worthington Renaissance Hotel in the heart of downtown Fort Worth, Texas. Fast-growing Dallas-Fort Worth is the 4th largest metropolitan area in the United States and boasts a diverse array of businesses and cultural attractions. Located in the heart of North America, Dallas-Fort Worth sits at the crossroads of the new global economy with direct access to dozens of the world's great cities.

We look forward to welcoming our fellow MPS members and their guests to our great city, state, and the Republic of Texas.

Robert Lawson
Director, O'Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom
Southern Methodist University

Benjamin Powell
Director, Free Market Institute
Texas Tech University

Program

The meeting theme, "Contentious Issues in Classical Liberalism," is intended to push the boundaries of how we understand the science of liberty. The meeting will discuss issues where there are significant disagreements among members of our society in the hope of improving our understanding of each others' positions and better understanding the nature of a free society.

The program committee is currently finalizing topics and will begin inviting speakers soon.

Organizing Committee:

Robert Lawson (Chair)

Benjamin Powell

J. R. Clark

Brenda Pejovich

Program Committee:

Benjamin Powell (Chair)
Robert Lawson

Peter Boettke
Eamonn Butler

Pedro Schwartz
John Taylor

MEETING AGENDA

Sunday, May 19, 2019

14:00-17:15
MPS Board & Committee Meetings (Treaty Oak)
17:30-19:00
Reception (Ballroom Foyer)

Monday, May 20, 2019

06:30-07:45
Atlas Foundation Breakfast on The Texas-Mexico Economy (Rio Grande)
07:00-07:45
Continental Breakfast (Ballroom Foyer)
08:00-09:15
Monetary Institutions and Policy in a Free Society (Brazos)
Coffee Break
09:30-10:45
Immigration Policy in a Classical Liberal Polity (Brazos)
Coffee Break
11:00-12:15
Breakouts: Money, Immigration, Young Scholars I, Young Scholars II, Young Scholars III
12:30-13:45
Lunch (Rio Grande)
14:00-15:15
Liberty in the Limit: How Small Should Government Get (Brazos)
15:30-17:15
What Should a Free Society Regulate? (Brazos)
17:30-19:00
Pub Hayek Happy Hour with Vernon Smith & Remnant Trust. Adam Smith Exhibit (Ballroom Foyer)

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

06:30-07:45
Breakfast TBD (Rio Grande)
07:00-07:45
Continental Breakfast (Ballroom Foyer)
08:00-09:15
Policing and Foreign Policy (Brazos)
Coffee Break
09:30-10:45
Social Safety Nets and Welfare Policy (Brazos)
Coffee Break
11:00-12:15
Breakouts: Policing, Foreign Policy, Welfare, Lubery Limit, Young Scholars IV
12:30-13:45
Lunch (Rio Grande)
14:00-15:15
Breakouts: Young Scholars V, Young Scholars VI, Young Scholars VII, Young Scholars VIII, Young Scholars IX
Coffee Break
15:30-17:15
Religion and Freedom (Brazos)
17:30-19:00
Sponsored Happy Hour & Harlon Crow Exhibit (Ballroom Foyer)

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

07:00-07:45
Continental Breakfast (Ballroom Foyer)
08:00-17:15
Excursion: AT&T Stadium Tour, Lunch at AT&T Stadium, Perot Science Museum (Option 1), Sixth Floor (JFK) Museum (Option 2)
17:30-19:00
Reception (Terrace)

Speaker Line-up

Mustafa Aykol

Cato Institute

Jonathan Blanks

Cato Institute

Peter Boettke

George Mason University

Jason Brennan

Georgetown University

Yaron Brook

Yaron Brook Show

Bryan Caplan

George Mason University

Warren Coats

International Monetary Fund (Ret), Johns Hopkins University

Robert Doar

American Enterprise Institute

David Friedman

Santa Clara University

David R. Henderson

Stanford University

Randall G. Holcombe

Florida State University

Douglas Irwin

Dartmouth College

Wolfgang Kasper

University of New South Wales

Barbara Kolm

Austrian Economics Center

Jim Leitzel

University of Chicago

Heather Mac Donald

Manhattan Institute

Michael Munger

Duke University

Elizabeth Nolan Brown

Reason

Alex Nowrasteh

Cato Institute

Richard W. Rahn

Institute for Global Economic Growth

Dave Rose

University of Missouri - St. Louis

Vernon L. Smith

Chapman University

Edward Peter Stringham

American Institute for Economic Research

Scott Sumner

George Mason University

John B. Taylor

Stanford University

Lawrence H. White

George Mason University

RENAISSANCE / The Worthington Hotel

Situated in downtown Fort Worth, Texas, The Renaissance Worthington Fort Worth offers a Southern Hospitality experience steps away from Sundance Square.

Relax and recharge in the thoughtfully outfitted accommodations. The area offers quick and convenient access to restaurants, bars, and attractions including the historic Fort Worth Stockyards and the family-friendly Fort Worth Zoo.

MPS Texas has prepared a Conference Negotiated Rate which you can access here: