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
Congratulations to distinguished students
Personal experience with son
Advice for achieving success
Entrepreneurial thinking
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)

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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 Stavros Center for the Advancement of Free Enterprise and…


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