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Per Bylund

Tags The EntrepreneurCalculation and KnowledgeCapital and Interest TheoryEntrepreneurshipProduction Theory

Works Published inSpeeches and PresentationsMises Daily ArticleQuarterly Journal of Austrian EconomicsThe Free Market

AwardsLawrence W. Fertig Prize in Austrian Economics

Per Bylund is Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship & Records-Johnston Professor of Free Enterprise in the School of Entrepreneurship at Oklahoma State University. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles and two full-length books: The Seen, the Unseen, and the Unrealized: How Regulations Affect our Everyday Lives, and The Problem of Production: A New Theory of the FirmFor more information see PerBylund.com

Previous Positions

John F. Baugh Center Research Professor, Department of Entrepreneurship, Hankamer School of Business, Baylor University. 2013-2015

Adjunct Professor, Management Department, Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business, University of Missouri. 2012-2013.

Postdoctoral research fellow in economics and entrepreneurship, Mises Institute. 2012.

Education

Ph.D., Applied Economics; University of Missouri, July 2012. Dissertation Title: “Specialization and the Firm.” Advisor: Peter G. Klein.

M.A., Political Science. Lund University, Sweden, June 2005. Thesis title: “Man and Matter: A Philosophical Inquiry into the Justification of Ownership in Land from the Basis of Self-Ownership.” (Published.) Advisor: Mats Sjölin.

M.S., Informatics. Jönköping International Business School, Sweden, June 1999. Thesis title: “Micro Payments on the Internet: Criteria for Micro Payment Systems.” (Won BEST scholarship.) Advisor: Carita Åbom.

B.Sc., Business Administration. Jönköping International Business School, March 1998. Thesis title: “Timeliness in Financial Reporting: A Case Study of Two Manufacturing Companies Listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.” Advisor: Carita Åbom. (Majors: corporate finance, accounting).

Research

Refereed Publications

Bylund PL, Manish GP. 2016. “The Mises-Knight Theory of Uncertainty and its Implications for Entrepreneurship, Equilibrium and the Theory of the Firm.” Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology 34B: 305-336.

Wood MS, Bylund PL, Bradley, SW. 2016. “The Influence of Tax and Regulatory Policies on Entrepreneurs’ Opportunity Evaluation Decisions.” Management Decision 54(5): 1160-1182.

Bylund PL. 2015. “Explaining Firm Emergence: Specialization, Transaction Costs, and the Integration Process.” Managerial and Decision Economics 36(4): 221-238. [SSRN]

Bylund PL. 2015. “Signifying Williamson’s Contribution to the Transaction Cost Approach: An Agent-Based Simulation of Coasean Transaction Costs and Specialization.” Journal of Management Studies 52(1): 148-174.[SSRN]

Klein PG, Bylund PL. 2014. “The Place of Austrian Economics in Contemporary Entrepreneurship Research.” Review of Austrian Economics 27(3): 259-279. [SSRN]

Bylund PL. 2014. “Ronald Coase’s ‘Nature of the Firm’ and the Argument for Economic Planning.” Journal of the History of Economic Thought 36(3): 305-329. [SSRN]

Bylund PL. 2011. “Division of Labor and the Firm: An Austrian Attempt at Explaining the Firm in the Market .” Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics , 14(2): 188-215. [SSRN]

Bylund PL. 2010. “Piracy, Inc.: On the Bearing of the Firm Analogy to Pirate Organization .” Review of Austrian Economics 23(3): 299-305. [SSRN]

Bylund PL. 2008. “Unblocking a Free Market Perspective in Labor Economics.” Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics X(2): 236-247. [SSRN]

All Works

A Libertarian Debates a Marxist on What Makes a Free Society

Political Theory

Blog09/16/2016

"What makes a free society?" A debate between the marxist and the libertarian.

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Has Innovation Reached Its Breaking Point?

Entrepreneurship

Writing for Entrepreneur, Per Bylund offers three arguments for why innovation skeptics are wrong.

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The Problem of Production: A New Theory of the Firm

Entrepreneurship

04/01/2016Audio/Video
Per Bylund discusses his recent book, The Problem of Production: A New Theory of the Firm .

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Will Immigration Force a Change in Sweden’s Labor Laws?

Global EconomyWorld HistoryInterventionismValue and Exchange

01/13/2016Mises Wire
The Swedish welfare state long ago created a rigid and dysfunctional labor market. But now, the influx of immigrants is highlighting just how poorly the Swedish labor market works.

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No, "Big Data" Can’t Predict the Future

Calculation and KnowledgePhilosophy and MethodologyPraxeology

12/07/2015Mises Wire
We've been told that with enough data, we can use sophisticated computing methods to predict the future. That often works with the physical sciences, but predicting human action is something else altogether...

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