The Continental Economics Institute (CEI) is a fully independent think tank that pursues the educational
mission of exposing the ruinous consequences of inflation, protectionism, excessive taxation, market
interventionism, and militarism.

The objective of the CEI's research program consists in discerning, analyzing and designing those institutions
that promote the "progressive accumulation of new capital and its utilization for the improvement of technical
methods of production" (Mises) in order to create a humane and prosperous society.

The CEI faculty is formed as a free association of scholars from around the world who work in the tradition of
classical liberalism, modern libertarianism and the Austrian School of Economics.

The Continental Economics Institute was founded by Professor Dr. Antony Peter Mueller.

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Mission Statement
"The body of economic knowledge is an essential element
in the structure of human civilization; it is the foundation
upon which modern industrialism and all the moral,
intellectual, technological, and therapeutical achievements
of the last centuries have been built."
Ludwig von Mises,
Human Action
"Whether we like it or not, it is a fact that economics cannot
remain an esoteric branch of knowledge accessible only to
small groups of scholars and specialists. Economics deals
with society's fundamental problems; it concerns everyone
and belongs to all. It is the main and proper study of every
Ludwig von Mises:
Human Action
"The flowering of human society depends on two factors: the
intellectual power of outstanding men to conceive sound
social and economic theories, and the ability of these or other
men to make these ideologies palatable to the majority."
Ludwig von Mises,
Human Action
"Economics must not be relegated to classrooms and
statistical offices and must not be left to esoteric circles. It is
the philosophy of human life and action and concerns
everybody and everything. It is the pith of civilization and of
man's human existence." -
Ludwig von Mises:
Human Action
"The worship of the state is the worship of force. There is no
more dangerous menace to civilization than a government of
incompetent, corrupt, or vile men. The worst evils which
mankind ever had to endure were inflicted by bad
governments." - Ludwig von Mises:
Omnipotent Government
"There is in the course of human events no stability and
consequently no safety."
Ludwig von Mises,
Human Action
Keys to prosperity and liberty

"All that good government can do to improve the material
well-being of the masses is to establish and to preserve an
institutional setting in which there are no obstacles to the
progressive accumulation of new capital and its utilization for
the improvement of technical methods of production."
Ludwig von Mises-
Planning for Freedom
Praxeology as the Theory of
Human Action

-        Human action is
conscious behavior
-         Human action is
purposeful behavior
-        Human action is
tautologically rational
-        Human valuation is
-        “Utility” is intentional
specific valuation
-        Human action is ends-
means oriented
-        Human action is active
-        Human action is
centered in the personal “Ich”
-        Human action is
sequential in time and space
-        Human action is
imperfect and incomplete
-        Human thinking is
interior action
-        Human thinking is
imperfect and incomplete
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"What distinguishes the Austrian School and will lend it
everlasting fame is its doctrine of economic action, in
contrast to one of economic equilibrium or nonaction." -
Ludwig von Mises:
Notes and Recollections

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