• 00:01    |    
    Opening credits
  • 19.5    |    
    Introduction, by Ricardo Castillo, UFM's General Secretary (Spanish)
    • Encomium to James D. Gwartney
      • Publications and research
      • Economic Freedom of the World
      • Awards and recognitions
    • Reading of diploma
  • 04:16    |    
    James D. Gwartney's speech
    • Introduction
    • Congratulations to distinguished students
    • Personal experience with son
    • Advice for achieving success
      • Integrity
      • Dependability
      • Excellence
      • Perseverance
      • Entrepreneurial thinking
    • Conclusion
  • 16:50    |    
    Final words, by Giancarlo Ibárgüen
  • Diploma presentation and recognition to James D. Gwartney
  • 17:43    |    
    Final credits

James D. Gwartney’s speech during the Academic Distinctions Ceremony (May 2008)

New Media  | 02 de mayo de 2008  | Vistas: 26

About this video

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 Gwartney's speech during the Academic Distinctions Ceremony (May 2008)
James D. Gwartney

Juan Bautista Gutiérrez Auditorium
Universidad Francisco Marroquín
Guatemala, May 2, 2008

New Media - UFM production.  Guatemala, May 2008
Camera: Alexander Arauz, Mynor de León, Jorge Samayoa, Joni Vasquez; digital editing: Sergio Miranda; index: Ximena García; synopsis: Daphne Ortiz; content revisers: Daphne Ortiz, Jennifer Keller; publication: Mario Pivaral / Carlos Petz


James D. Gwartney is professor of economics and director of the…