The Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise supports research a number of categories. We work with faculty and doctoral fellows to provide the community with research regarding topics on the free market.
Agriculture & Food
Lusk, Jayson, The Past, Present and Future of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (Stillwater, Oklahoma: Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise, January 19, 2016)
Lusk, Jayson, The Food Police: A Well-Fed Manifesto About the Politics of Your Plate (New York, Crown Forum, 2013)
Katherine A. Curry, Lou Sabina & Jon Loffi. A Comparative Analysis of the 2010 and the 2014 AP U.S. History Frameworks (Oklahoma City, Okla.: 1889 Institute, July 2015)
Fried, Vance. College 2020 (Washington, D.C.: The Heritage Foundation, Center for Policy Innovation Discussion Paper #10, March 26, 2013).
Fried, Vance. Federal Higher Education Policy and the Profitable Nonprofits (Washington, D.C.: Cato Institute Policy Analysis No. 678, June 15, 2011).
Fried, Vance. The College Cartel (New York City, N.Y.: The National Review, March 19, 2012)
Fried, Vance. Designing an Education Savings Account 2016 (Oklahoma City, Okla.: 1889 Institute, January 2016)
Fried, Vance. Blueprint for Education Reform: Educational Choice and Empowered Public Schools (Oklahoma City, Okla.: 1889 Institute, January 2016)
Fried, Vance & Schlomach, Byron. Adjusting Higher Education Policy for the Internet Age (Oklahoma City, Okla.: 1889 Institute, February 2018)
Schlomach, Byron, Fried, Vance and Lepak, Benjamin. A Universal Education Savings Account Proposal: Fiscal Implications and Model Legislation (Oklahoma City, Okla.: 1889 Institute, December 2018)
Michaels, R., Bylund, P., Knappenberger, P. & Schlomach, B. Wind Energy in Oklahoma: A Costly Solution in Search of a Problem (Oklahoma City, Okla.: 1889 Institute, April 2017)
Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Brown, L., Mark, P. & Bylund, P. 2018. "Judgment, Fast and Slow: Toward a Judgment View of Entrepreneurs' Impulsivity". Journal of Business Venturing Insights 10.
Bylund, Per. 2015. Explaining Firm Emergence: Specialization, Transaction Costs and the Integration ProcessManagerial and Decision Economics 36(4): 221-238.
Bylund, Per. 2015. Signifying Williamson's Contribution to the Transaction Cost Approach: An Agent-Based Simulation of Coasean Transaction Costs and Specialization Journal of Management Studies 52(1): 148-174 [SSRN]
Bylund, Per. 2014
Ronald Coase's 'Nature of the Firm' and the Argument for Economic Planning. Journal of the History of Economic Thought 36(3): 305-329 [SSRN]
Bylund, Per. 2011
Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, 14(2): 188-215.
Bylund, Per. 2010.
"Piracy, Inc.: On the Bearing of the Firm Analogy to Pirate Organization." Review of Austrian Economics 23(3):299-305.
Bylund, Per. 2008. "Unblocking a Free Market Perspective in Labor Economics." Etica & Politica/Ethics & Politics X(2): 236-247.
Bylund, Per & Manish, G. 2016. "The Mises-Knight Theory of Uncertainty and its Implications for Entrepreneurship, Equilibrium and the Theory of the Firm." Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology 34B: 305-336.
Bylund, Per & Manish, G. 2017.
"Private Property and Economic Calculation: A Reply to Andy Denis." Review of Political Economy 29(3): 414-431.
Bylund, Per & McCaffrey, M. 2017.
"A Theory of Entrepreneurship and Institutional Uncertainty." Journal of Business Venturing 32(5): 461-475.
Klein, P.G. & Bylund, P.L. 2014.
"The Place of Austrian Economics in Contemporary Entrepreneurship Research." Review of Austrian Economics 27(3): 259-279. [SSRN]
Packard, Mark & Bylund, Per. 2018.
"On the Relationship of Inequality and Entrepreneurship." Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal 12(1): 3-22.
Wood, M., Bylund, P. & Bradley, S. 2016.
The Influence of Tax and Regulatory Policies on Entrepreneurs' Opportunity Evaluation DecisionsManagement Decision 54(5): 1160-1182.
Butler, Baylee & Schlomach, Byron. The Profitability of Nonprofit Hospitals: Do They Really Need More Money? (Oklahoma City, Okla.: 1889 Institute, September 2017).
Rutherford, Matt. The Price is Wrong: Explaining the Lack of Entrepreneurial Behavior in Health Care. (Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise, September 2017).
Schlomach, Byron. Removing the Middleman: What States Can do to Make Health Care More Responsive to Patients (Goldwater Institute Policy Report No. 230, January 2009).
Regulation, Cronysm & Corruption
Heflin, Talmadge and Byron Schlomach Principles for Determining Budget Priorities (Texas Public Policy Foundation Policy Perspective, July 2006).
Schlomach, Byron. Baked-In Corruption: The Need to Reform Boards and Commissions (Oklahoma City, OK: 1889 Institute, May 2018).
Schlomach, Byron. Certificates of Need: An Oklahoma CON that Needs Repealing (Tulsa, Oklahoma: Oklahoma Policy Innovation Project, February 2015).
Schlomach, Byron. Critique of the Incentive Evaluation Commission’s Tax Incentive Evaluation Report: 2016 (Oklahoma City, OK: 1889 Institute, March 2017).
Schlomach, Byron. The Need to Review and Reform Occupational Licensing in Oklahoma (Oklahoma City, OK: 1889 Institute, September 2016).
Schlomach, Byron, Piercing the Fog: A Call for Greater Transparency in State and Local Government (Goldwater Institute Policy Report, July 2008).
Schlomach, Byron. Rising Above Mere Politics: General Principles for Spending Taxpayers’ Money (Oklahoma City, OK: 1889 Institute, February 2017).
Schlomach, Byron. Tax Increment Finance and Suggestions for Reform – A Summary (Oklahoma City, OK: 1889 Institute, August 2016).
Schlomach, Byron and Per Bylund, and Vance H. Fried. Certicates of Need: An Oklahoma CON that Needs Repealing (Oklahoma City, OK: 1889 Institute, November 2015).
Schlomach, Byron and Vance Fried.
Policy Maker’s Guide to Evaluating Proposed and Existing Occupational Licensing Laws (Oklahoma City, OK: 1889 Institute, February 2017).
Schlomach, Byron and Christina Sandefur, and Murray Feldstein. A Win-Win for Consumers and Professionals Alike: An Alternative to Occupational Licensing (Phoenix, AZ: Goldwater Institute, November 2018)
Soleimanof, Sohrab (2016). Cronyism and entrepreneurship: An international analysis of the influence of cronysim on country level productive and unproductive entrepreneurship (Doctoral dissertation, Oklahoma State University).
Johnson, Scott. “Corruption in Government Contracting: Medicine Procurement in Honduras.” Working Paper.
Hill, Aaron. “Politician Stock Holding: Do Firms Benefit?” Working Paper.
Other Free-Enterprise Research
Bylund Per. 2010. Piracy, Inc.: On the Bearing of the Firm Analogy to Pirate Organization. Review of Austrian Economics 23(3): 299-305. [SSRN]
Bylund Per. 2008. “Unblocking a Free Market Perspective in Labor Economics.” Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics X(2): 236-247. [SSRN]
Pivateau, Griffin. 2017. Mandating Individual Arbitration: The Legality of Class Action Waivers in Employment Arbitration Agreements GONZAGA LAW REVIEW, 52, 3.
Schlomach, Byron, The Importance of the Cost of Living and Policies to Address It (Phoenix, AZ: Goldwater Institute, September 2017).