Media Appearances

As part of a thriving academic institution, the BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism is a vital part of the research and teaching mission of Wake Forest, but we also embrace the opportunity to help the public understand the ways that the institutions of our economy shape the news and events of the day. Members of BB&T Center team seek to participate actively in public debate for the same reasons they came to teaching in the first place: they are fascinated by the topics of capitalism and professional identity and believe that greater understanding of society’s institutions and the purpose of honorable business will result in greater prosperity and human flourishing.

For more information about members of the BB&T Center team as resources for upcoming media projects, please contact the Center or, if you’re on a tight deadline, contact the Business School’s communications team.

WichitaLiberty.TV: Dr. James Otteson on Capitalism

In this episode of WichitaLiberty.TV: Dr. James Otteson was in Wichita to speak at the Bastiat Society and stopped by the WichitaLiberty.TV studios to discuss capitalism.

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BB&T Center’s John Allison on the role of the Federal Reserve

John Allison, executive-in-residence in the BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism, appeared on CNBC's Closing Bell, where he talked about the role of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and the rumors that he could be a future Fed Board nominee.

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John Allison on meeting with President-elect Trump

BB&T Center Executive-in-Residence John Allison met on the evening of Monday, November 28, with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in Manhattan. Mr. Allison is reportedly a candidate to be named as Secretary of the Treasury.

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Phillips and Hyde: In Search of a Professional Politician

What we really need are fewer career politicians and more professional politicians. Not “professional” in the sense of earning a salary, but rather in establishing a set of professional commitments.

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Dr. Jim Otteson Addresses Bradenton Area EDC

The moral purpose of business was the main message behind James Otteson’s keynote address at the Bradenton Area EDC’s annual update luncheon.

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John Allison testifies before the House: “Making a Financial Choice”

BB&T Center Executive-in-Residence offers testimony to the House Committee on Financial Services.

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Phillips: Brexit means trouble for Democrats and Republicans

The critical lens for understanding the ‘Brexit’ vote is sovereignty: the foundational right to govern. Sovereignty is an important underlying issue in the American elections as well.

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Otteson for Business Insider: Why Are You Going to Business School Anyway?

BB&T Center Executive Director Jim Otteson writes for Business Insider about Wake Forest's Why Business?™ course and the work of the Center.

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