Founded in August 2015, the mission of the John H. Schnatter Center for Free Enterprise is to engage in research and teaching that explores the role of enterprise and entrepreneurship in advancing the well-being of society.



Insights from Steve Forbes

September 12, 2017
4:30 p.m.
Middleton Auditorium, Strickler Hall
University of Louisville

 

EVENT INFORMATION



Friends in High Places:
Examining the Effects of Cronyism in Society

Saturday, October 28, 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
College of Business Room 226

 

What is the relationship between markets, governments, and cronyism? Spend a Saturday exploring the advantages and disadvantages of government influenced entrepreneurship.
Sessions include:

  • Entrepreneurship and Government – Professor Steve Gohmann
    How do entrepreneurs create wealth in society? How do political entrepreneurs destroy it? We will examine how businesses engage in cronyism and the consequences of crony policies.
  • Inequality and Cronyism – Professor Steve Miller
    How does cronyism create and perpetuate inequality? In both the U.S. and abroad, crony capitalism suppresses competition and stifles entrepreneurship, which are the engines of both growth and economic mobility. An examination of inequality data can help us understand the impact of cronyism, and how many countries have enacted reforms to successfully reduce inequality.
  • Picking Winners and Losers: The Role of the State in Economic Development
    – Professor Pete Calcagno
    What is the role of the state in economic development? Should state and local governments offer business subsidies and tax reductions to attract them to their locations, and do these polices lead to lower unemployment, higher growth rates, and higher incomes?  We’ll examine the consequences of the government acting as investor of taxpayer money and picking winners and losers.

Registration is free, and includes lunch and dinner.

Space is limited so register today!


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