The designated representative of the Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit for Central Europe and the Baltic States in Prague. Until 2015 he was the director of the Liberales Institut (Liberty Institute), the think tank of the Foundation in Berlin. He has studied philosophy and history at Cologne University (Ph.D. in Political Philosophy in 1990) and University College London. He authored several books: Kleines Lesebuch über den Liberalismus (ed., translated into 22 languages/English translation: Readings in Liberalism, published by the Adam Smith Institute) (1992), The Political Economy of Secession (ed., with Jürgen Backhaus) (2004), Kleines Lesebuch über den Föderalismus (2005), Globalisation: Can the free market work in Africa?(2007), Traktat über Freiheit (2009), Freedom, The Rule of Law, and Market Economy (2011), Freedom – Frontier – Ford. Der amerikanische Western in der politischen Bildung (ed., with. Klaus Füßmann) (2012). He also published numerous articles in German and international academic journals and daily newspapers on economic, political and historical subjects. Member of the Mont Pelerin Society since 1996.