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Liberalism and the Global Economy


Bretton Woods at 80 Years

Oct 29 - Nov 1, 2023     Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, USA


It is our pleasure to welcome you to Bretton Woods, New Hampshire and the historic Mount Washington Resort. As we approach the 80th anniversary of the Bretton Woods Conference we will gather to examine the state of the international economic system that emerged in its wake. In addition to formalizing an international exchange rate system for the post-war world that ultimately displaced the gold standard, this event led to the creation of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, and set into motion the proceedings that produced the General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs in 1947.


Accordingly, the main theme of this meeting is “Liberalism and the Global Economy: Bretton Woods at 80 Years


2023 also marks the 90th anniversary of the American Institute for Economic Research. We expect the rich history of AIER, the Mont Pelerin Society, and the Mount Washington Resort will converge to create an important and exciting conference.


On behalf of the Program Committee and Organizing Committee we look forward to seeing you in Bretton Woods on October 29 – November 1, 2023.

In liberty,

Phillip Magness

Phillip Magness
Chair of the Program Committee

Program Committee

Phillip Magness, Chair

Gabriel Calzada 

Alberto Mingardi 

Thomas Hogan 

Will Luther 

Samuel Gregg 


Brad DeVos
Chair of the Organizing Committee

Organizing Committee

Bradley DeVos, Chair

William Ruger

Benjamin Powell

Ryan Yonk

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Thank you for joining us in in 2023. See you in India!

Keynote Speakers

Senator Phil Gramm

Vice Chairman Lone Star Global Acquisitions

David R. Malpass

Former President of the World Bank

Douglas Irwin

John French Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College

Vernon Smith

Professor of Economics and Law at Chapman University

Chris Berg

Associate Professor at RMIT

Dan Hannan

Vice-Chairman and International Secretary of the Conservative Party

Pierre Lemieux

Economist affiliated with the Department of Management Sciences at the University of Québec in Outaouais

Deirdre McCloskey

Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication at University of Illinois at Chicago

Judy L. Shelton

Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute

John B. Taylor

Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University

Tyler Goodspeed

Kleinheinz Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University

Douglas Irwin

John French Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College

Eduardo Fernandez Luina

Associate Professor of Political Studies and International Relations, Universidad Francisco Marroquin

Max Rangeley

Manager of The Cobden Centre

Amity Shlaes

Chairs the board of the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation

Lawrence H. White

Professor of Economics, George Mason University

Senator Phil Gramm

Vice Chairman Lone Star Global Acquisitions

Stefan Kolev

Academic Director, Ludwig Erhard Forum for Economy and Society, Berlin

David R. Malpass

Former President of the World Bank

David C. Rose

Professor of Economics, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Vernon Smith

Professor of Economics and Law at Chapman University


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MPS Excursions

Explore at your pace with our selection of local excursions, crafted for Mont Pelerin Society Members. Get to know more about the available adventures and secure your spot by clicking the button below.

Spouse Program

Experience the 2023 Mont Pelerin Society meeting amidst the charm of Bretton Woods! If you're here while your companion attends the event, we've prepared an exclusive treat for you.

For smooth arrangements, please take a moment to register for one or both of the excursion days using the link below:

Young Scholars - Call For Papers

The Mont Pelerin Society continues efforts to involve younger members in the society and to recruit new young guests who have the potential to become members in the future. As part of that effort, the society is organizing sessions at the 2023 regional meeting in Bretton Woods for scholars age 40 or younger. Scholars selected for inclusion in this program will have their registration fee reduced and be eligible for limited travel support.

The “No such thing as a free lunch!” Tour Free To Choose Network and EdChoice

Day Trip to Capitaf, the Vermont summer home of Milton and Rose Friedman

Thursday, November 2, 2023, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm EST

Let’s celebrate in an atmosphere that evokes critical-thinking and policy change! Join us for a day trip to Milton and Rose Friedman’s Capitaf – named for Capitalism and Freedom. Just a 90-minute bus ride from Bretton Woods to the majestic Vermont countryside, we’d like you to be inspired in the same location where they wrote their seminal book, Free To Choose. Tour the property and see where college students and intellectuals meet to discuss Milton Friedman’s ideas for applying free market principles to today’s public policy issues. Consider the thoughts of Aaron Director as you peruse his personal, one thousand-volume library in The Robert H. Bork Law and Economics Room.

Our program includes presentations by experts on residential learning, the rich history of economics in this region, and a special look at school choice from one of today’s leading experts.

All registered guests will be entered into a special drawing to win some of these fabulous prizes (must be present to win):

  • One-week stay at Capitaf (subject to availability)

  • Up to four scholarships to send college students to Capitaf residential colloquiums

  • A rare, autographed copy of Free To Choose signed by both Milton and Rose Friedman from the collection of Bob Chitester

  • And more!


The Mount Washington Resort

Site of the 1944 Bretton Woods International Monetary Conference and host to dozens of political, business and artistic gatherings, the historic Omni Mount Washington Resort has redefined itself as a leading location for meeting and convention groups. In January 2009, Omni Mount Washington Resort opened the Presidential Wing, bringing the resort’s total dedicated meeting space to 30,000 square feet and one of the largest meeting spaces in Northern New Hampshire, as well as a 25,000-square-foot spa and salon. 

As grand as the history behind it, Omni Mount Washington Resort is gracious in ambiance and generous in amenities. A favorite New England retreat of presidents, poets and celebrities, our hotel delights every sense with award-winning dining, splendid décor and endless recreational pursuits. With a classic Donald Ross-designed golf course, signature spa, casual dining facilities, nine high-flying zip lines, and New Hampshire's largest ski area.


Note: The conference opens with a cocktail reception on October 29 and concludes after dinner on November 1. Depending on availability, you may extend your stay within our room block; however, additional weekend nights may be subject to a $100/night surcharge.

The room blocks at the Mount Washington Resort and Bretton Arms are now full. Please contact us at with any questions.

Getting to the Conference

The Omni Mount Washington Resort is located in New Hampshire's majestic White Mountains. It is located 160 miles from Boston, 350 miles from New York, 95 miles from Portland Maine, 185 miles from Montreal, 240 miles from Hartford, Connecticut, and 108 miles from Manchester, New Hampshire.


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