Last week I was one of several teachers at a summer course on Economic freedom held in Santander, Spain (link). In addition to enjoying inspiring talks by giants such as Robert Lawson and Erich Weede, I gave a presentation titled
Are there Hayekian Welfare States? Why Some Countries with Big Government also Have High Economic Freedom
based on an idea I recently sketched in Econ Journal Watch. Hopefully, a working paper version based on the talk will appear after the summer. Here are the slides: