The mission of the Free Market
Institute at Texas Tech University is to advance the teaching of and
research directly related to the virtues of free markets. The Institute promotes
scholarship that crosses disciplinary boundaries, providing a
forum that encourages and values discussion and rigorous debate
regarding all aspects of free markets.
Texas Tech University hired Dr.
Stringham and Dr. Martin to serve as faculty in the Area of
Energy, Economics and Law (Jerry S. Rawls College of Business
Administration ) and the Department of Agricultural and Applied
Economics (College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources)
respectively and as Faculty Affiliates of the Free Market
Institute starting with the 2014-2015 academic year.
Cambridge University Press has released a new book from Free
Market Institute Director, Dr. Benjamin Powell, titled
Out of Poverty: Sweatshops in the Global Economy.
The book is a new volume in the Cambridge Studies in Economics,
Cognition and Society series and is available for purchase at
Cambridge University Press has released a new book from Free Market Institute Director, Dr. Benjamin Powell, titled Out of Poverty: Sweatshops in the Global Economy. The book is a new volume in the Cambridge Studies in Economics, Cognition and Society series and is available for purchase at Amazon.
Rethinking Housing Bubbles: Recessions Since 1929
Dr. Vernon L. Smith visited Texas
Tech University in February 2014 to discuss research related to
his forthcoming volume (co-authored with Steven D. Gjerstad),
Rethinking Housing Bubbles: The Role of Household and Bank
Balance Sheets in Modeling Economic Cycles.
An Investigation of the Origins of Economic Freedom
The John Templeton Foundation
awarded the Free Market Institute a three-year research grant to
study the institutional underpinnings of the mechanisms and
processes that produce social change in support of enhanced
- April 4, 2014 -
POWELL: Affording Tesla the freedom to fail - The Washington
Times - Dr. Powell shares his perspective on the recent media
coverage of state-level bans on direct sales of automobiles to
consumers, which have been construed as a deliberate attack on
the distribution model of Tesla Motor Company.
Podcast Interview - March 13,
What's So Bad About Sweatshops? - Lions of Liberty Podcast
Ep. 26 - Marc Clair hosted Dr. Powell to discuss common
criticisms of sweatshops in third world countries and Dr.
Powell's research in his forthcoming book Out of Poverty:
Sweatshops in the Global Economy.
External Outreach - March 4,
Benjamin Powell Book Panel: Out of Poverty: Sweatshops in the
Global Economy - Mercatus Center, George Mason University -
Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics and
Economics at the Mercatus Center hosted a panel
discussion featuring Dr. Powell and his new book.
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