Free Enterprise at the Baugh Center

Dr. Bylund featured in YFS Magazine
In his article published today at YFS (Young, Fabulous, and Self-employed) Magazine, Dr. Bylund argues that a flat organizational structure is highly productive. Bylund provides 3 ways to "ditch" hierarchy and improve company performance.

Dr. Bylund featured in OC Register
Entering the discussion on automation/robots and the future of employment, Dr. Bylund argues that robots, machines, and the "loss" of jobs is a good thing. We want to work as little as possible for as much as possible. The way toward a more prosperous future goes through innovation and automation.

Dr. Bylund featured on the Library of Law & Liberty web site
Discussing the recent political push for raising the minimum wage, Dr. Per Bylund argues the minimum wage would destroy the labor market.

Dr. Bylund featured on Startups.co
What do Karl Marx and Monday mornings have in common? Considering how most people feel on Monday mornings, Marx and Mondays are more connected than you’d think. Says Dr. Per Bylund.

Dr. Bylund featured on Samaritan Ministries
Samaritan Ministries published an essay by Dr. Bylund on Obamacare: What Sweden Can Teach Us About the Affordable Care Act.

The Baugh Center in Europe
Over a four-week period in April and May the Baugh Center participated in three international conferences and four private university seminars in four countries in Europe.

Entrepreneurship Ph.D. program starting in 2016
The Baylor University Board of Regents voted to establish a new Ph.D. program in entrepreneurship in the Hankamer School of Business today. The program will start in 2016.

Baylor Free Enterprise Hosts First Regulation Round Table
The first installment of an expected series of Regulation Roundtable Luncheons was hosted by the Baugh Center on Thursday. Well over 30 local business men and women attended the luncheon and engaged in a lively discussion aimed at building a bridge between business practice and academic research.

Baylor's McLane Scholars attend "Weekend Exploring Liberty" conference
Last March, 12 students from Baylor (including myself) and a professor spent our first weekend of spring break in a non-traditional (but very rewarding) place - in a classroom [for a “Weekend Exploring Liberty” conference].

Arthur Brooks, president of AEI, speaks on Capitalism Without Attachment: Creating a Prosperous Society Without Losing Our Souls
Arthur Brooks, president of AEI, speaks on "Capitalism Without Attachment: Creating a Prosperous Society Without Losing Our Souls" to over 500 students and faculty

Dr. Bylund featured in Techli


Baylor Free Enterprise Announces a $10,000 Award for NACRA Case Competition Winner


Dr. Bylund featured in Middle Market Executive


New book edited by Dr. Bylund
March 13 saw the release of a new book edited by Dr. Bylund together with Dr. David Howden at St. Louis University, Madrid. The book, with the title The Next Generation of Austrian Economics: Essays in Honor of Joseph T. Salerno, is a collection of essays on economic theory in the Austrian tradition by junior scholars from universities around the world. The book was released at the Austrian Economics Research Conference in Auburn, Alabama.

Dr. Bylund awarded Lawrence A. Fertig Prize
The Lawrence A. Fertig Prize, "for the scholarly article published during 2014 that best advances economic science in the Austrian tradition," was awarded Dr. Per Bylund at the Austrian Economics Research Conference held at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, 3/12-14.

Student Fellow Danny Huizinga Refutes Claims of Mimimum Wage Hike Proponents
Student Fellow Danny Huizinga Refutes Claims of Minimum Wage Hike Proponents

Dr. Bylund interviewed by IdeaMensch
In his interview, Dr. Bylund stresses the connection between theory and practice, researchers and practitioners, and how we aim for our research to be relevant and valuable to entrepreneurs and business leaders.

The Past and Future of Obamacare
This article was written by Danny Huizinga, a senior and AEI Executive Council member at Baylor University.

On Tuesday, Thomas Miller, a health policy expert from the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC, spoke at Baylor University about the past and future of Obamacare.

Leadership Dinner at Baylor University
On Tuesday evening, November 11th, the John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise (based in the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University) had the honor of hosting a student leadership dinner with a speaker from the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) in Washington, DC.

Baugh Center Hosts Visit with Swedish Ohlin Institute
Several Baylor business faculty met with Gabriel Ehrling and Anders Ronmark of the Ohlin Institute on October 29th to discuss similarities and differences between Swedish and U.S. political involvement.

Why We Buy What We Don’t Need: Well-Known Cultural Critic Virginia Postrel Visits Baylor
Virginia Postrel, author of several books and former editor of Reason magazine, visited Baylor University and the Baugh Center on Tuesday. Known for her cultural critique and optimistic view on technology and development, Postrel demonstrated how the market economy includes an intimate connection between economic or functional value and design, culture, and feeling.

From Mail To Money – How Able Helps Small Businesses


Dr. McCormick featured in Forbes Magazine on what Freshmen know
Today's freshmen know little about how life was lived before the 21st century. This article offers six areas where current freshmen knowledge offers both opportunities – and dangers – for the US economy.

Collaborative Credit: Start-up Able Using the Wisdom of the Crowd to Fund Business Growth
Will Davis and Evan Baehr, Austin tech entrepreneurs and co-founders of collaborative lending startup Able, visited Baylor University and the Baugh Center on Monday to share with students and faculty. Their collaborative lending business joins a wave of peer to peer businesses using technology to connect individuals needing to share or trade resources – often at a significantly lower cost than current market competitors.

Dr. Bylund invited to serve on the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal’s editorial board
Dr. Bylund has been invited to serve on the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal’s editorial board. He will serve a 3-year term beginning 9/1 2014.

Dr. McCormick featured in Forbes Magazine on the importance of opportunity cost
Franklin never said, “A penny saved is a penny earned.” Saving a penny in Franklin’s mind meant rescuing the penny from wasted alternatives –like “being saved” from a life of drunkenness.

Danny Huizinga Appointed First Student Fellow
Danny Huizinga, a senior Economics and Finance major, has been selected as our first student fellow for 2014-2015.

Dr. Benjamin Powell of Texas Tech University Presents His Book “Out of Poverty: Sweatshops in the Global Economy”
Dr. Benjamin Powell of Texas Tech University presents evidence of sweatshops benefits for the poor

Dr. Per Bylund Member Named Top Economics Author
Per Bylund, research professor at the John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship & Free Enterprise, was recently awarded a position in the top 22 percent of economics authors by the Social Science Research Network (SSRN).

Dr. Per Bylund in Wall Street Journal on Swedish Healthcare and Obamacare
President Obama has declared the Affordable Care Act a success—a reform that is "here to stay." The question remains, however: What should we expect to come out of it, and do we want the effects to stay? If the experiences of Sweden and other countries with universal health care are any indication, patients will soon start to see very long wait times and difficulty getting access to care...

Sweden is praised as a rare example of a socialist country that works. A closer look at its health-care system tells a different story. It is possible to have truly affordable, qualitative and accessible care. But the only way to get this result is through a system where providers freely compete with each other to lower costs and raise quality. There is no short cut to well-functioning, affordable health care. Sweden's undesirable experience shows this very clearly.

Mr. Bylund is a professor at the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University. A citizen of Sweden, he served on the Österåkers Kommun municipal council in Stockholm County from 1998-2000.

Dr. McCormick Featured in RealClearMarkets.com on Failed Crony Subsidies


Dr. Lucas Rentschler of Guatemala’s Universidad Francisco Marroquin (UFM) on “Liberty in Central America: Education, Policy and Politics”.
Dr. Lucas Rentschler presented on his teaching and research in free enterprise in Latin America explaining the unique role that Guatemala’s Universidad Francisco Marroquin (UFM) plays in economic development and policy for the country.

Nobel Laureate Vernon Smith Visits Baylor
In an exclusive meeting with Baugh Center researchers, the 2002 Nobel Laureate Vernon Smith shared how experimental research techniques lead to groundbreaking ideas.

Dr. Jim Riordan On Market-based Solutions to Job Creation
Development Economist Dr. Jim Riordan discussed with Baylor Entrepreneurship students how to create jobs in developing countries

Noted Lecturer and Author, Os Guinness, Visits Baylor
Dr. Os Guinness discussed ideas from his recent book, "A Free People's Suicide: Sustainable Freedom and the American Future."

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