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Visiting Scholars Program


Each semester the Center for Free Enterprise proudly welcomes visiting scholars to the University of Louisville to share their research and expertise with students and faculty in the College of Business. These scholars present at college-wide research colloquiums, as well as collaborate with faculty and students in the College’s Entrepreneurship PhD program.

Fall 2023

Richard Hunt, PhD

Richard Hunt, PhD

Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship; Director of Research, Apex Center for Entrepreneurs; Director of Doctoral Studies in Management

Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Polytechnic Institute


David Audretsch, PhD

David Audretsch, PhD

Distinguished Professor; Ameritech Chair of Economic Development; Director, Institute for Development Strategies

Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University

Making a Miracle: Fauda and Entrepreneurial Resilience


Spring 2023

Patrick Mclaughlin headshot

Patrick A. McLaughlin, PhD

Director of Policy Analytics; Senior Research Fellow

Mercatus Center, George Mason University

Regulation and Economic Growth: Evidence from British Columbia’s Experiment in Regulatory Budgeting


Fall 2022

Luis Alfonso Dau, PhD

Associate Professor of International Business & Strategy / Robert & Denise DiCenso Professor

Northeastern University

Informal institutions and international business strategy


Christopher Boudreaux, PhD

Associate Professor of Economics / Phil Smith Center for Free Enterprise Research Fellow

Florida Atlantic University

Intellectual property licensing among incorporated and unincorporated entrepreneurs


Spring 2022

Gary Wagner, PhD

Acadiana Business Economist / Endowed Chair

University of Louisiana-Lafayette

Does state tax reciprocity affect interstate commuting? Evidence from a natural experiment


Sven-Olov Daunfeldt, PhD

Professor of Economics

Dalarna University

Acqui-hires, acqui-fires, and organo-hires: Human capital formation in scaling new ventures