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Why Entrepreneurship Matters with Peter G. Klein at University of The Bahamas, Thursday, March 9, 2017

March 9, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Join us Thursday, March 9, 2017 for a lecture by Peter G. Klein Professor of Entrepreneurship at Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business at The University of The Bahamas starting at 6:30pm.

Topic: “Why Entrepreneurship Matters”

Summary of presentation:

Entrepreneurship is increasingly recognized as a key driver of economic growth, technological progress, and an improved quality of life. But what exactly do entrepreneurs do, and why does it matter? Peter Klein surveys and critiques contemporary thinking on the entrepreneur, from the perspective of the “Austrian school” of economics, and draws out implications for business practice, public policy, and education.

This event is free.

This event would not be possible without the generous support of :

Templeton Religion Trust

Compass Point Beach Resort

AID – Automotive & Industrial Distributors

Bahamas Wholesale Agencies Limited

Go Ahead Biscuits

Arizona Drinks

Peter G. Klein is Professor of Entrepreneurship at Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, Senior Research Fellow at the Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise, and Carl Menger Research Fellow at the Mises Institute. He is author or editor of five books and author of over 80 articles, chapters, and reviews. His 2012 book Organizing Entrepreneurial Judgment (with Nicolai Foss, Cambridge University Press) won the 2014 Foundation for Economic Education Best Book Prize, and his 2010 book The Capitalist and the Entrepreneur (Mises Institute) has been translated into Chinese and Portuguese. He received his PhD in economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BA in economics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He has held faculty positions at the University of Missouri, the Copenhagen Business School, the University of Georgia, and Washington University in St. Louis. He was a Senior Economist for the Council of Economic Advisers in 2000-01.



March 9, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Nassau Institute
(242) 302-0130 ext 2226


Harry C. Moore Library – University of The Bahamas


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Thought to Ponder

There is all the difference in the world, however, between two kinds of assistance through government that seem superficially similar: first, 90 percent of us agreeing to impose taxes on ourselves in order to help the bottom 10 percent, and second, 80 percent voting to impose taxes on the top 10 percent to help the bottom 10 percent -- William Graham Sumner's famous example of B and C decided what D shall do for A. The first may be wise or unwise, an effective or ineffective way to help the disadvantaged -- but it is consistent with belief in both equality of opportunity and liberty. The second seeks equality of outcome and is entirely antithetical to liberty.Milton Friedman
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