Bylund, Per

Per Bylund is Associate 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. He earned his B.S. in corporate finance from the Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) in Jönköping, Sweden, his M.S. in informatics also from JIBS, his M.A. in political science from Lund University in Lund, Sweden, and his Ph.D. in applied economics from the University of Missouri. Prior to joining Oklahoma State University, he has held faculty positions in the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University and the Trulaske College of Business at the University of Missouri.

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). He was co-editor (with David Howden) of The Next Generation of Austrian Economics: Essays in Honor Joseph T. Salerno (Mises Institute, 2015). Dr. Bylund is currently working on two new books: Entrepreneurship (Cambridge University Press, expected 2021) and Modern Guide to Austrian Economics (Edward Elgar Publishing, expected 2022), and he edits a book series on Austrian economics published by Agenda Publishing.

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. He has published widely in top journals in entrepreneurship and management.

Furthermore, Dr. Bylund writes columns published monthly at . He is also a regular guest at the Economics for Entrepreneurs podcast published by the Mises Institute. For more information about Dr. Bylund, please visit