Video: Per Bylund on How Regulations Affect Our Everyday Lives (The Seen, the Unseen, and the Unrealized)

First Published: 2020-03-07

L to R: Dr. Per Bylund, & NI Bord Members Jorge Borlandelli and Dr. Randy Forbes.

The Nassau Institute & Templeton Religion Trust In Collaboration with the Banking Economics & Finance Department & The Economics Society of The University of The Bahamas presents:

Professor Per Bylund on

The Seen, the Unseen, and the Unrealized: How Regulations Affect Our Everyday Lives on February 6, 2020 at 6:30pm at Choices Restaurant, University of The Bahamas.

Lecture Summary:

Economists generally recognize that regulations have a dampening effect on economic growth. However, Dr. Bylund argues that they vastly underestimate the real effect of regulations by failing to properly account for how regulations affect opportunities for entrepreneurship and, consequently, how this lack of entrepreneurship affects people in their everyday lives. Bylund will explore the extents of what we are missing as a result of (often well-intended) regulations, with special attention to those opportunities for leading better lives that remain unrealized.


Per Bylund is Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Records-Johnston Professor of Free Enterprise in the School of Entrepreneurship at Oklahoma State University.

Dr. Bylund is associate editor of the Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy and the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, and a Fellow with the Mises Institute in Auburn, Al., and associate fellow of the Ratio Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.

Dr. Bylund is the author of Problem of Production: A New Theory of the Firm (Routledge, 2016) and The Seen, the Unseen, and the Unrealized: How Regulations Affect Our Everyday Lives (Lexington, 2016).

Dr. Bylund’s research aims to explain the market process of prosperity-creation and economic development with a focus on organizations, institutions, entrepreneurship and management. For more information about Dr. Bylund, please visit

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