Pierre Bessard is President and Member of the Board of Trustees of the Liberal Institute in Geneva and Zurich. Bessard is Alumnus of the Ludwig von Mises Institute and the Foundation for Economic Education. His educational background are economic studies with concentration in finance in New York and Shanghai. Bessard main research areas are property, institutional competition, political economy and morality of the market. He is member of Mont Pèlerin Society and Friedrich August von Hayek-Gesellschaft.