Corinne Sauer 
Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies 


David Citadel Hotel
7 King David Street
Jerusalem 94101


Sunday May 20, 2012 at 7:00 PM IDT
Wednesday May 23, 2012 at 10:00 PM IDT

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Randy Barnett, Professor of Legal Law,
Georgetown Law (USA)

Carmel Chiswick, Professor of Economics,
Emerita, University of Illinois at
Chicago (USA)

Barry Chiswick, UIC Distinguished
Professor, University of Illinois at
Chicago (USA)

Zvi Eckstein, Dean School of Economics Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya

David Friedman, Professor of Law, Santa
Clara University School of Law (USA)

Seth Frantzman, Jerusalem Post and
Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies

Arye Hillman, Professor of Economics, Bar
Ilan University (Israel)

Ron S. Kenneth, President, The Israel
Statistical Association (Israel)

Leonard Leo, Executive Vice President,
Federalist Society (USA)

Doctor Rabbi Isaac Lifshitz, Shalem
Center (Israel)

Jonathan Medved, Venture Capitalist (Israel)

Charles Murray, American Enterprise
Institute (USA)

Daphne Netanyahu, Editor in Chief of the
Marah Magazine (Israel)

Iddo Netanyahu, Radiologist, Author and
Playwright (Israel)

Tom Palmer, Executive Vice President,
Atlas Network (USA)

Sam Peltzman, Professor of Economics
Emeritus at the University of Chicago
Booth School of Business (USA)

Russ Roberts, Professor of Economics,
George Mason University (USA)

Don Siegel, Dean of the School of
Business and Professor at the
University at Albany, SUNY (USA)

To Learn More about the Speakers

What does religion say about economic and political freedom?


Can freedom co-exist with religion?


Is capitalism not only efficient but also moral?


Wondering about those questions?

This conference is for YOU!


Sunday  May 20th


Opening Dinner at the David Citadel with Ayub Kara, Deputy Minister of Development for the Negev and Galil at 7 pm.


Monday May 21st
9:00 am- 9:30 am: Key Note Speech with David Friedman "
The Best Documented Legal System in the History of the World: Some Comments on Jewish Law"


9:30 am - 11:00 am: Why are Jews Liberal?  

  • Leonard Leo "How Freedom of Religion Advanced Economic Prosperity"    
  • Seth Frantzman "Israel's Democracy Wars"
  • Arye Hillman "Expressive Behavior in the Choice of Ideology"
  • Zev Golan "Economics and Zionism"

11:15 am - 12:45 pm: Morality and Economics: Is Capitalism a Moral System?  

  • Sam Peltzman "The Inevitable Growth of Government?"
  • Russell Roberts "The Morality of Emergent Order"  
  • Randy Barnett "The Moral Foundations of Modern Libertarianism"
  • Tom Palmer "The Morality of Capitalism"

Lunch Speaker Jonathan Medved: "Startup Nation: Is the party over, or just getting started?" 


Dinner in Yaffo at El Hamam with Professor Zvika Eckstein "The Chosen Few: How Education Shaped Jewish History, 70 - 1492"  


 Tuesday May 22nd


9:00 am- 10:30 am: Jews, Judaism and Democracy 

  • Carmel Chiswick "Capitalism (and Religious) Freedom: Why  Religion Does Better Without Government Support"
  • Barry Chiswick "Ordinary Folks, Extraordinary Successes: Why the Jews Flourished in America"
  • Yarden Gazit "The Market for Religious Services in a Jewish State" 

10:45 am- 12:15 pm: Judaism and Liberal Philosophy

  • David Conway "Judaism and Liberalism"
  • Steve Grosby "Religion, Economic Liberty and Public Welfare"
  • Jonathan Jacobs "Religious Values and the Nexus of Liberal Politics, Civil Society, and the Market"


Lunch Speaker Professor and Knesset Member Aryeh Eldad: "Is there an International Morality?"


Wednesday May 23rd


8:30 am- 10:00 am: "Do Corporations Help Maintain Religious Traditions: A Debate"

  • Donald Siegel "Why Corporations Decide to Do Good"
  • David Waldman "Conscious Capitalism"
Moderator : Ron Kennett

 10:15 am- 11:45 am: Israel at a Crossroad  

  • Daphne Netanyahu "Sanctifying the Center" 
  •  Corinne Sauer "What Occupy Rothschild Gets Wrong"
  • Gabriel Ben-Ami "Why We Should Support School Choice in Israel"
  • Doubi Benari "The Israeli Kibbutz From Socialism to Capitalism"   

12:00 pm - 13:30 pm: Can the Bible be Reconciled with Capitalism?    

  • Sam Gregg "Economic Thinking for the Theologically Minded "  
  • Isaac Lifshitz "Problems of Liberty in Jewish Private Property"    
  • Robert Sauer "Judaism, Markets and Capitalism"   

Gala Dinner with Charles Murray, W. H. Brady Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute at the Rockfeller Museum at 7 pm.