On 20 June 2013, the Rafael del Pino Foundation organised the Keynote Lecture by Hans-Hermann Hoppe entitled "from Aristocracy to Monarchy to Democracy. A Tale of Moral and Economic Folly and Decay". The lecture was followed by a dialogue between Professor Hoppe and Pedro Schwartz, Rafael del Pino Professor at the CEU San Pablo University.
Professor Hoppe has taught at several German universities as well as at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Advanced Study. Murray Rothbard, with whom he worked closely from 1986 until his death in 1995, has been one of his key academic references.
Hans-Hermann Hoppe is Professor of Economics at the University of Nevada (Las Vegas), Distinguished Fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute and Founder and President of The Property and Freedom Society. Until 2009 he was editor of the Journal of Libertarian Studies.
Professor Hoppe is the author of influential works on liberal thought, among them: Economic Science and the Austrian Method; Democracy: The God That Failed; The Economics and Ethics of Private Property; Handeln und erkennen; Kritik der kausalwissenschaftlichen Sozialforschung; Eigentum, Anarchie und Staat and numerous articles published in prestigious academic journals on philosophy, economics and social sciences.