Academic Advisors

Prof. Peter J. Boettke
Peter Boettke Peter Boettke is a University Professor of Economics and Philosophy at George Mason University; The BB & T’s Professor of the Study of Capitalism; VP of Research; and Director of the Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at GMU.
Dr. Hardy Bouillon
hardy In 1993, Bouillon founded Public Partners, a consulting firm,   and worked for European think tanks for many years, including the Brussels Center for the New Europe (1998-2004) and the New Direction Foundation (2010-2015). In the meantime, Bouillon has exchanged his various functions for his research activities. He lives and works today as a scientific author and translator in Trier.
Dr. Detmar Doering
12995112 Head of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, Czech Republic; formerly head of the Liberal Institute of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, Potsdam
Prof. Pierre Garello
garello President of IES-Europe and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Economist et des Etudes Humaines, Pierre Garello is Professor of Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Gestion of Aix Marseille University in France. He has published various articles on Austrian economics, law and economics. He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Economist et des Etudes Humaines, a scholarly review dealing with economic, legal, philosophical and political issues, in the tradition of the French Classical Liberal School. He is also at the Center of a Liberal Network in Europe and is the coordinator of the European Liberal think tanks Resource Bank. He is directing research for IREF, a think tank that promotes tax competition and sound public finances.
Dr. Jo Kwong
tpr_jokwong_03_sq Director of Economic Opportunity Programs, The Philanthropy Roundtable. Prior to Joining the Roundtable, Jo worked at the Institute for Human Studies, the Capital Research Center, and the Property and Environment Research Center, where she frequently combines explorations of philanthropy and markets.
Walter Klitz
walterklitz100_v-gseaabsatzportrait-jpg Head of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, Israel. Previously, he worked for the foundation in the Baltics, the USA and North and South Korea.
Robert Nef
unknown Robert Nef, born 1942, lic. iur from the University of Zurich, headed the Liberal Institute in Zurich from 1979 to 2007 and is today a member of the Board of Trustees. From 2002 to 2016 he also presided over the Foundation for Western Ethics and Culture in Zurich. From 1991 to 2008 he was co-editor and editor of Schweizer Monatshefte. Robert Nef has been Scientific Adviser to the Institute for Entrepreneurial Freedom since 1998.

He has published several books and numerous essays and articles on political issues in specialist journals, anthologies and daily newspapers. His 2002 monograph titled „Praise of Non-Centralism“ has been translated into several languages. He is a member of the Mont Pèlerin Society, and the Friedrich August von Hayek Society honored his consistent commitment to liberal values ​​in 2008 with the awarding of the Hayek Medal and in 2016 he was awarded the Roland Baader Medal in Hamburg.

Prof. Mark Pennington
mark-pennington-2016-web-size Mark Pennington has been Professor of Political Economy and Public Policy in the Department of Political Economy since January 2012 and is now Head of Department. Prior to joining King’s School for 12 years in the School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary College, University of London. He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Mark works at the intersection of politics, philosophy and economics.
Dr. Tom G. Palmer
tom-palmer-img Tom G. Palmer is the George M. Yeager Chair of Advancing Liberty and Executive Vice President of International Programs at the Atlas Network and is responsible for establishing operating programs in 14 languages ​​and managing programs for a worldwide network of think tanks. He is also a senior fellow at the Cato Institute and director of Cato University.
Prof. Dr. Thomas Straubhaar
Hamburgisches WeltWirtschafts Institut (HWWI) Since 1999 Professor of Economics, especially International Business Relations, University of Hamburg. Previously, Professor Straubhaar was director and spokesman for the management of the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI).
Prof. Dr. Viktor J. Vanberg
e7c74ba70c Senior Research Fellow and Board, Walter Eucken Institute, Freiburg. Until 2010 Prof. Vanberg headed the Walter Ecken Institute. From 1995 to 2009 Prof. Vanberg held the Professor of Economic Policy at the University of Freiburg and from 1988 to 1995 he was Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, and Editorial Director, Center for Study of Public Choice, George Mason University.
Prof. Dr. Roland Vaubel
3da426fbdd Roland Vaubel is Professor emeritus at the University of Mannheim, Germany. He has received a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford, MA from Columbia University, New York, and a doctorate from the University of Kiel, Germany. He has been Professor of Economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam and Visiting Professor of International Economics at the University of Chicago (Graduate School of Business). He has been Professor of Economics at the University of Mannheim from 1984 to 2016. He is a member of the Advisory Council of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. He is an associate editor of the International Organizations and a member of the editorial boards of the European Journal of Political Economy, Constitutional Political Economy and Cato Journal.
Prof. Dr. Erich Weede
image_preview Professor of Sociology at the University of Bonn since 1997. Research interests include „rational choice“ and „public choice“ theories; international comparative (including quantitative) analyzes on economic growth, income distribution and vulnerability to violence both for Western industrialized and developing countries; Causes of war and war prevention; Comparison of civilizations with special consideration of Asia.