A Cato Conference co‐​sponsored with
The Leontief Centre

Grand Hotel Europe
St. Petersburg
April 12, 2004

9:00–9:30 a.m. Registration
9:30–9:40 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
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Edward H. Crane, Cato Institute
Irina Karelina, Leontief Centre
9:40–9:45 a.m. Video Remarks
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Milton Friedman
Hoover Institution, Nobel Laureate in Economics
9:45–11:15 a.m. Prosperity and the Role of Government

Featuring Andrei Illarionov, Economic Adviser to President Putin; Charles Murray, American Enterprise Institute; Justin Yifu Lin, China Center for Economic Research; and Arnold Harberger, University of California at Los Angeles.

11:15–11:45 a.m. Coffee Break
11:45–1:00 p.m. A Liberal Agenda for the New Century

Featuring Sergey Vasiliev, Chairman, Committee on Financial Markets, Council of the Federation, Russia; Ruth Richardson, Former Minister of Finance, New Zealand; and Brink Lindsey, Cato Institute.

1:00–2:15 p.m. Luncheon Address

José Piñera
Cato Institute and International Center for Pension Reform, Chile