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Economic Freedom of the World Network Annual Conference – “Liberty and Property Rights”

Economic Freedom of the World Network – Annual Conference -“Liberty and Property Rights”

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – November 12-14, 2008, Hotel Windsor Excelsior
November 12

21:00-23:00 Dinner/Cocktail at the Windsor Excelsior [Miramar Room, top floor], hosted by Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit

November 13

9:00-9:30 Opening Session: Introduction and Welcoming Remarks
[Plaza Room]

Mr. Arthur Chagas Diniz, President, Instituto Liberal, Brazil

Mr. Uli Wacker, Director Regional, América Latina Fundación Friedrich Naumann para la Libertad

Mr. Fred McMahon, Director, Centre for Globalization Studies, Fraser Institute, Canada

Mr. Paulo Antonio Uebel, Diretor-Executivo do Instituto Millenium, Brazil

9:30-10:40 Economic Freedom and Its Benefits
Chairman: Mr. Rainer Erkens, Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit, Brazil

Overview of the Economic Freedom of the World: 2008 Annual Report
Dr. James Gwartney, Florida State University, USA, and Dr. Robert Lawson, Auburn University, USA

10:40-11:00 Break – coffee provided

11:00-12:30 Liberty and Property Rights
Chairman: Mr. Fred McMahon, Director, Centre for Globalization Studies, Fraser Institute, Canada

Property Rights, Uncertainty and Economic Development
Dr. Michael Walker, President, Fraser Institute Foundation and Senior Fellow at The Fraser Institute, Canada and Ms. Amela Karabegović, Associate Director, Centre for Globalization Studies, The Fraser Institute, Canada

Liberty and Property Rights: the way toward human development
Mr. Paulo Antonio Uebel, Diretor-Executivo do Instituto Millenium, Brazil

12:30-14:00 Lunch provided, Restaurant Excelsior [ground floor], sponsored by Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit

14:00-15:30 Property Rights in Latin America
Chairman: Mr. Roberto Fendt, Vice-President, Instituto Liberal, Brazil

Property Rights in Venezuela: A Decade of Violations and Changes
Dr. Rafael Alfonzo, CEDICE (Centro de Divulgación del Conocimiento Económico para la Libertad), Venezuela

Looking Forward: Property Rights and Rule of Law
Dr. Hugo Maul, CIEN (Centro de Investigaciones Económicas Nacionales), Guatemala

15:30-15:45 Break – coffee provided

15:45-17:15 Property Rights, Rule of Law, Institutions and Economic Development
Chairman: Mr. Otto Guevara, Costa Rica, President of RELIAL

The Cultural Roots of Successful States: Is There a Role for Libertarian Values?
Mr. Claudio D. Shikida, Mr. Ari Francisco Araujo Jr., and Mr. Pedro H.C. Sant’Anna, (IBMEC)

Second speaker-to be confirmed

18:30- 21:00 Dinner, Miramar Room [top floor], Windsor Excelsior
November 14

9:00-10:30 Property Rights: Case Studies
Chairman: Mr. Paulo Antonio Uebel, Diretor-Executivo do Instituto Millenium, Brazil

The Formation of Private Property Rights in Iceland: Problems and Perspectives
Prof. Hannes Gissurarson, University of Iceland, Iceland

El Salvador: A Central American Tiger?
Mr. Juan Carlos Hidalgo, Project Coordinator for Latin America
Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute

10:30-10:45 Break – coffee provided

10:45-12:00 Economic Freedom of the World and Future Meetings and Activities Discussion
Chairpersons: Mr. Uli Wacker, Director Regional, América Latina Fundación Friedrich Naumann para la Libertad and Mr. Fred McMahon, Director, Centre for Globalization Studies, The Fraser Institute, Canada

12:00-14:00 Lunch provided, Restaurant Excelsior [ground floor], sponsored by Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit

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Equilíbrio em trocas no qual há consumidores saciados? Isto…dá prá fazer.

Some sufficient conditions for the existence of a competitive equilibrium in economies with satiated consumers
Norihisa Sato – Graduate School of Economics, Waseda University
Abstract
It is well known that a competitive equilibrium may fail to exist when consumers’ preferences are possibly satiated. In this paper, we provide three new sufficient conditions for the existence of a competitive equilibrium in the standard Arrow-Debreu pure exchange economy with satiated consumers. We first consider a condition that restricts the behavior of the excess demand correspondence on the boundary of a certain subset of the price domain. Another two sufficient conditions are obtained by using the existence result under this condition.

Opa, opa, opa…veja só, leitor, como é esta história de ciência. Como é que pode haver um equilíbrio numa economia de trocas quando os consumidores estão saciados? Nosso amigo aí diz que há como isto acontecer. Obviamente é uma questão teórica mas há um grande apelo empírico como, por exemplo, quando você quer estudar a consistência teórica de um modelo CAPM.

Dá uma olhada no artigo – altamente técnico – que você perceberá o tamanho do problema.

p.s. e os pterodoxos da ala heterodoxa? E aquele papo todo – que nunca gera um artigo digno de nota nas revistas científicas de qualidade – de que “as preferências não são estáveis” e coisas do gênero? Heim? Heim? O colega aí acima contribuiu muito mais do que esta galera simpática que toma cerveja com os alunos, fala mal dos adultos com os adolescentes mas, lamentavelmente, não produz nada.