A Liberal Agenda For the New Century - St. Petersburg Program

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

Edward H. Crane, Cato Institute
Irina Karelina, Leontief Centre

9:40-9:45 a.m. Video Remarks

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