Dr. James D. Gwartney addressed UFM honor graduates the night before the May commencement. Dr. Gwartney is coauthor (since 1984) of the Economic Freedom of the World Annual Survey, which demonstrates, by using empirical data, the positive relationship between economic prosperity and those regimes that favor economic freedom. In his remarks to the honor graduates, Dr. Gwartney explained that integrity, dependability, excellence, perseverance, and entrepreneurial thinking would help them to achieve future success. He emphasized that entrepreneurship—discovering better ways to do things—is the foundation of personal success and that it is often discovered in unusual circumstances.
James D. Gwartney
James D. Gwartney is professor of economics and director of the Stavros Center for the Advancement of Free Enterprise and Economic Education at Florida State University. Gwartney is a former chief economist of the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress and coauthor of books and publications on economic freedom, including Economics: Private and Public Choice, Economic Freedom of the World, and What Everyone Should Know about Economics and Prosperity. Gwartney obtained his doctoral degree from the University of Washington and holds an Honorary Doctorate from Universidad Francisco Marroquín. He is also a member of the Mont Pelerin Society. His articles have appeared in various academic journals, including American Economic Review, Cato Journal, and European Journal of Political Economy.
James Gwartney's speech during the Academic Distinctions Ceremony (May 2008) James D. Gwartney
Juan Bautista Gutiérrez Auditorium Universidad Francisco Marroquín Guatemala, May 2, 2008
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