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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

Sweden's Great Depression

Booms and BustsGlobal Economy

03/29/2013Audio/Video
From the session on "Studies in Economic History," presented at the Austrian Economics Research Conference. Recorded 22 March 2013 at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama...

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The Economic Case for Socialism

03/20/2012Audio/Video
Session on Economic Calculation and The Firm. Recorded March 9, 2012, at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama. [16:08]

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The "Mystery" of the Endowment Effect

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsValue and ExchangeSubjectivism

12/28/2011Mises Daily Articles
Mainstream economists are puzzled by the endowment effect, demonstrating the inability of formal economics to explain what drives human action.

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Postmarket Effects of Intellectual Monopoly

Media and CultureValue and Exchange

12/20/2011Mises Daily Articles
Digital-music pricing is standardized and immune to market demand, just as store prices were in the Soviet Union.

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The Origin of Markets and Money

Free MarketsMoney and Banking

10/13/2011Mises Daily Articles
There were firms and hierarchies before there were markets — and before there was money...

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