9 studenoga 2023

Mark 300 years since the birth of Adam Smith

Adam Smith’s Free Market Ideas: Shaping Policy Dynamics in the Modern World

On November 9, 2023 (Thursday, 10:00–11:30 CET, Hall HKS) the Zagreb School of Economics and Management (ZSEM) ), and the Croatian think tank Centre for Public Policy and Economic Analysis (CEA) invite you to mark 300 years since the birth of Adam Smith.

Panel Adam Smith 300 – Policy Relevance of his Free Market Ideas (1200 x 875 px)


Known as the father of economics and modern capitalism, Adam Smith is one of the most notable political-economic and moral philosophers of the 18th-century Scottish Enlightenment. In fact, the interdisciplinary nature of Adam Smith’s free market ideas influenced many public policies and reforms in developed countries, as seen in their levels of economic freedom and standards of living.


The panelists will be:

Eamonn Butler, Ph.D., Founder and Director of the Adam Smith Institute (UK), online presence Vedrana Pribičević, MA, Senior Lecturer at ZSEM Andrej Grubišić, Ph.D., Grubisic and Partners Corporate Finance.

Therefore, the panel will discuss the legacy and public policy implications of his classical free-market ideas, deeply based on the moral philosophy of the Scottish Enlightenment. In particular, the panel will focus on his two notable books, The Wealth of Nations and The Theory of Moral Sentiments.