Curriculum Vitae


Lode Cossaer
Location: Antwerp, Belgium

Lecturer (Intro) Micro & Macroeconomics, United Business Institutes
September 2012 – Present

As lecturer micro & macroeconomics in a business school, I teach a market process oriented course. I use The Economic Way of Thinking textbook, edited by Peter Boettke & David Prychitko. To this, I add course material from, amongst other sources, Gene Callahan’s ‘Economics For Real People‘ and Hazlitt’s ‘Economics in One Lesson‘. I try to teach in a way that students feel there is room for discussion, disagreement and critical investigation of political positions. Teaching evaluations available upon request.

Here you can find the Weekly breakdown of my micro economics course.

Extra Curricular (Selected)

Vice-president Murray Rothbard Institute
October 2015 – Present

Young Belgian academic research institute focused on natural law and the Austrian school of economics which spreads its insights through the organization of regional and international seminars and the publication of books relating to liberty.


mPhil (Master in Philosophy), Cum Laude, KU Leuven
September 2011 –  January 2013

Graduating Thesis: Property, Justice and Self-Ownership On the Nozick-Cohen Discussion 
In my thesis I discuss G.A. Cohen’s criticisms of Robert Nozick’s view on private property and homesteading. I am currently revising it to submit for publication based on feedback provided by IHS.

Master in Philosophy, University of Antwerp
September 2010 –  August 2011

Graduating Thesis: Foundations of Anarchy: Moral, Political, Economic.
In my Master thesis I discuss the intellectual foundations of libertarian anarchy. I start with their anthropology, continue with the natural law arguments (is it justified?) and the political institutional arguments (can it be stable?). I finish with a short part on how an anarchist society can create wealth, public goods and solidarity with those not well off.

Bachelor in Philosophy, University of Antwerp
September 2006 –  August 2010

Graduating Thesis: The Intellectual Thought of Ludwig von Mises.
In my bachelorthesis I argue on how to understand the structure of the intellectual coherence between Mises’ classical liberalism and his Austrian economics.


CV Lode Cossaer

– Cossaer, Lode & Wegge, Maarten. (2013, September), ‘Knowlege and the Presumption of Liberty’, in Palmer, T.G. (ed.), Why Liberty, Ottawa: Jameson Books Inc.

Presentations Given (Selected)


– “The possibility of an a priori moral philosophy”, Annual Flemish-Dutch Philosophy Day, October 30, 2009
– “Institutional Theory: A marginal Analysis of Institutions”, Austrian Students Scholar Conference (ASSC), Grove City College, February 10, 2011
– “Economic Calculation: Empirical or A Priori?” Austrian Students Scholar Conference (ASSC), Grove City College, February 24, 2012
– “A Nozickean Argument for a Good Samaritan Law” Graduate Conference, HIW, KU Leuven, March 23, 2012


– “Hayek’s Classical Liberalism” and “Hayek’s Contribution to Economics”, Hayek Seminar, Murray Rothbard Institute, April 10 & 11, 2010
– “The Austrian School versus the Mainstream”, “Calculation, The Market Process and Entrepreneurship” and “The Austrian School: Today and Tomorrow”, Introduction to Austrian Economics Seminar, Murray Rothbard Institute, December 4, 2010
– “Philosophical Foundations of the Austrian School”, JOVD Fall University, JongerenOrganisatie Vrijheid en Democratie (JOVD), November 19 & 20, 2011
– “Natural Law, Anarchy and Robust Political Philosophy”, Rothbard Graduate Spring Seminar, Murray Rothbard Institute, March 24 & 25, 2012
– “Classical Liberalism as a Robust Political Philosophy”, Rothbard Fall Seminar, Murray Rothbard Institute, November 2 & 3, 2012e


– “Passed with Honors” on the Mundliche Prufung (oral examination) on Austrian Economics by the Mises Institute in 2009 and 2010
3rd place on the Vernon Smith Award by European Center of Austrian Economics Foundation (€2000)

Additional Skills

Dutch: Native proficiency
English: Full proficiency

Twitter: @LodeCossaer

External Links:
Rothbard Institute