Ludwig von Mises Institute Europe
|Ludwig von Mises Institute Europe|
|founded in the year||2001|
|address||Trolieberg 31, 3010, Leuven|
|Virtual Networks A "Virtual Network" is a group of Think Tanks identified by certain semantic and normative (ideological) commonalities (e.g. climate change scepticism). Such a virtual network constitutes a research field that differs from the study of formal networks. Formal networks are real in the sense of officially acknowledged and immediately open to empirical validation. Virtual networks on the other hand display shared ideas. Social network analysis tools can be applied to find out if or to what extent virtual networks are real networks that display linkages (membership in networks, personnel, resources etc.). Unconnected think tanks in turn can be considered special cases in need of explanation independent from network structures (unless we have to assume invisible, hidden or covered ties).||Austerity politics|
|Presence of Think Tank affiliates in the various fieldsWe try to capture where people affiliated with a Think Tank - affiliates are employees, members of the advisory and supervisory board etc. - are present: if they write in the media, teach in universities or work for another Think Tank. The chart down below shows in which fields the affiliates are present. Every presence is counted once.|
|People n = 7|
|Presences n = 64|
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Think Tank,20 Business,9 Media,7 Politics,9 Academia,18 NGO,1 </pPie>
|Kind of activities of Think Tank affiliatesWe try to capture where people affiliated with a Think Tank - affiliates are employees, members of the advisory and supervisory board etc. - are present: if they write in the media, teach in universities or work for another Think Tank. The chart down below shows which kind of activities the affiliates conduct. Every presence is counted once.|
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Author,6 Leader (CEO etc.),20 Consultant,3 Editor,3 Interviewee,2 Member,14 Participant,0 Lecturer,6 Employee,10 </pPie>
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Organizational Structure and Funding
Trolieberg 31, 3010, Leuven
People leading the Think Tank in the day to day business (CEOs, directorates etc.).
- H. De Boer, treasurer, board of directors
- Dietmar Doering, board of directors
- Robert Nef, former Member of the supervisory board
- Marc Cools, board of directors
- Hanns-Martin Bachmann, board of directors
- A. R. Auke Leen, board of directors
- Jesús Huerta de Soto, board of directors
- P. Hermkens, secretary, board of directors
People working for the Think Tank (Fellows etc.). This includes also part-time employees.
- Jure Otorepec, editorial board
- Brendan Brown, editorial board
Members are not actively engaged in the institution, but have some rights (participation in certain events...). Sometimes members have to pay extensive yearly fees.
- Prince H.S.H. Philipp von Liechtenstein, honorary member
People advising the Think Tank (mainly in scientific questions)
- Frank Van Dun, academic board
- Gerd Habermann, academic board
- Carlo Lottieri, academic board
- Hardy Bouillon, advisory board
- Lew H. Rockwell Jr., advisory board
- Christos Diamantopolous, academic board
- Carolina De Bolivar, advisory board
- A. R. Auke Leen, editorial board
People supervising the Think Tank (mainly in economic questions).
- Alexander Graf Lambsdorff, high patron
- Mart Laar, high patron
- Alexander Daniel Allen Macmillan, high patron
- Frits Bolkestein, high patron
- Herman De Croo, high patron
We used the DGs of the EU to generate a basic list of topics. This list is going to be steadily extended. However we try to preserve a persistent list of topics.
What we call here a semantic field is the idea to categorize think tanks in a two level system. The first levels are so called 'Virtual Networks' and the second are the semantic fields. Accordingly every semantic field entered here has to be attached to a virtual network. If you would like to follow a special phenomenon among think tanks please contact us and we are going to add a new virtual network. Semantic fields are topics that promote a virtual network. Lets take climate change as an example: 'climate change skeptics' is the virtual network and 'adaption instead of mitigation' would be one possible semantic field.
- Austerity measures (Austerity Politics): defending austerity measures, against Eurobonds, for cutting social costs