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'''Dr. Manuel F. Ayau''' is the Founder of the [[Universidad Francisco Marroquín]] in Guatemala, a leading private University in Latin America. He was born in [[Guatemala City]], on [[27 December]], [[1925]]. After diverse studies, he obtained a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from [[Louisiana State University]] in 1950, an L.H.D. from [[Hillsdale College]] in 1973, and an LL.D. from [[Northwood University]] in 1994.
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'''Dr. Manuel F. Ayau''' is the Founder of the [[Universidad Francisco Marroquín]] in Guatemala, a [http://www.newmedia.ufm.edu/gsm/index.php?title=Interview_with_Rose_and_Milton_Friedman leading] private University in Latin America. He was born in [[Guatemala City]], on [[27 December]], [[1925]]. After diverse studies, he obtained a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from [[Louisiana State University]] in 1950, an L.H.D. from [[Hillsdale College]] in 1973, and an LL.D. from [[Northwood University]] in 1994.
   
 
== Scholarly and Laboral Contributions ==
 
== Scholarly and Laboral Contributions ==
 
His many entrepreneurial activities include that of CEO of "Samboro, S.A.", a company dedicated to the production of ceramic tiles; and of directing a group of [[Guatemala]]n industrialists for over forty years in the production of industrial gases and hydro-electric energy. Dr. Ayau has also served on the board of directors of several different companies, including [[IBM]] in Latin America and the Guatemalan stock market, of which he was founding President.
 
His many entrepreneurial activities include that of CEO of "Samboro, S.A.", a company dedicated to the production of ceramic tiles; and of directing a group of [[Guatemala]]n industrialists for over forty years in the production of industrial gases and hydro-electric energy. Dr. Ayau has also served on the board of directors of several different companies, including [[IBM]] in Latin America and the Guatemalan stock market, of which he was founding President.
   
In 1959 he also founded the Center for Economic and Social Studies (CEES) in Guatemala, to analyze the fundaments and philosophy of free society. In 1972 he was instrumental in founding the [[Universidad Francisco Marroquín|Francisco Marroquín University]], of which he was the first President until 1988.
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In 1959 he also founded the [http://www.cees.org.gt Center for Economic and Social Studies] (CEES) in Guatemala, to analyze the fundaments and philosophy of free society. In 1972 he was instrumental in founding the [[Universidad Francisco Marroquín|Francisco Marroquín University]], of which he was the first President until 1988.
   
 
A member of the [[Mont Pelerin Society]] since 1964, he was its President from 1978-80. At the moment, he is on the board of directors of the Liberty Fund in [[Indianapolis]] and is also a trustee of the [[Foundation for Economic Education]] in New York.
 
A member of the [[Mont Pelerin Society]] since 1964, he was its President from 1978-80. At the moment, he is on the board of directors of the Liberty Fund in [[Indianapolis]] and is also a trustee of the [[Foundation for Economic Education]] in New York.
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Now Dr. Ayau is the President of Asociacion Civil proReforma <ref>"[http://www.newmedia.ufm.edu/presentacionproreforma Conference by Manuel F. Ayau]" at Francisco Marroquin University. Guatemala, January 2008</ref> del Estado de Guatemala.
 
Now Dr. Ayau is the President of Asociacion Civil proReforma <ref>"[http://www.newmedia.ufm.edu/presentacionproreforma Conference by Manuel F. Ayau]" at Francisco Marroquin University. Guatemala, January 2008</ref> del Estado de Guatemala.
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Manuel Ayau obtained the [http://www.apee.org/award-adam-smith.html Adam Smith Award], from the Association for Private Enterprise Education in 2005. He obtained the [http://www.juandemariana.org/video/2256/discurso/agradecimiento/manuel/ayau/ Juan de Mariana Award], from the Fundacion Juan de Mariana, in Spain, in 2008. That year, at the Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, he was appointed [http://www.upc.edu.pe/0/modulos/NOT/NOT_DetallarNoticia.aspx?PFL=0&NOT=509 Honorary Professor].
   
 
== Works ==
 
== Works ==

Revision as of 21:21, 2 March 2009

Dr. Manuel F. Ayau is the Founder of the Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala, a leading private University in Latin America. He was born in Guatemala City, on 27 December, 1925. After diverse studies, he obtained a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana State University in 1950, an L.H.D. from Hillsdale College in 1973, and an LL.D. from Northwood University in 1994.

Scholarly and Laboral Contributions

His many entrepreneurial activities include that of CEO of "Samboro, S.A.", a company dedicated to the production of ceramic tiles; and of directing a group of Guatemalan industrialists for over forty years in the production of industrial gases and hydro-electric energy. Dr. Ayau has also served on the board of directors of several different companies, including IBM in Latin America and the Guatemalan stock market, of which he was founding President.

In 1959 he also founded the Center for Economic and Social Studies (CEES) in Guatemala, to analyze the fundaments and philosophy of free society. In 1972 he was instrumental in founding the Francisco Marroquín University, of which he was the first President until 1988.

A member of the Mont Pelerin Society since 1964, he was its President from 1978-80. At the moment, he is on the board of directors of the Liberty Fund in Indianapolis and is also a trustee of the Foundation for Economic Education in New York.

In Guatemala, Dr. Ayau entered politics as a member of congress from 1970-74, and as presidential candidate in the 1990 elections.

Twice he has formed part of the Central Bank council and has been president of two different commercial banks, Vice-President of the National Electrification Institute (INDE), trustee of the Philadelphia Society, and Honorary Member of the engineering society "Tau Beta Pi".

Now Dr. Ayau is the President of Asociacion Civil proReforma [1] del Estado de Guatemala.

Manuel Ayau obtained the Adam Smith Award, from the Association for Private Enterprise Education in 2005. He obtained the Juan de Mariana Award, from the Fundacion Juan de Mariana, in Spain, in 2008. That year, at the Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, he was appointed Honorary Professor.

Works

Among his most important works are “Como Mejorar el Nivel de Vida", "De Robinson a Viernes", "El Comercio", "La Década Perdida", "El Proceso Económico"[2], "No Tenemos que Seguir Siendo Pobres para Siempre" and "Un Juego que no suma cero". He has been published widely in Guatemala and Latin America, as well as in the USA, including in "Vision", "The Wall Street Journal", and "The Freeman".

Liberty Fund podcast from 2001, [A Conversation with Manuel Ayau] http://65.203.85.21/Home3/Audio.php?recordID=0517.06

Conferences

Conference by Dr. Manuel F. Ayau, Lic. Juan Carlos Simons, Lic. Alejandro Baldizón , Licda. Carroll Ríos de Rodríguez., ""Without a Solid and Strong State of Rights We will Never Build a Prosperous Nation"" at Francisco Marroquin University. Guatemala, December 2007


References

  1. ^ "Conference by Manuel F. Ayau" at Francisco Marroquin University. Guatemala, January 2008
  2. ^ "Conference by Manuel F. Ayau" at Francisco Marroquin University. Guatemala, October 1994