The F.A. v. Hayek Institute was founded in 1993 to commemorate the work of Nobel Laureate Friedrich August von Hayek, and to promote the ideas of the Austrian School of Economics. As a private and independent academic research institution it is modeled predominantly after Stanford University's Hoover Institute, the IEA in London, and the ICER in Turin. The Institute cooperates extensively with other like-minded think tanks, and organizes academic conferences, seminars, and lectures tackling current economic issues. The F.A. v. Hayek Institute funds and produces academic studies, in the interest of providing concrete data and logical analysis to a range of public policy debates. The Hayek Institute is publisher of the successful book series The International Library of Austrian Economics. Contributions to the Hayek Institute are tax deductible.