The mission of the Free Market
Institute at Texas Tech 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.
News and Events
- December 3, 2013 -
Texas Tech's FMI receives $1.7 million grant to study economic
freedom, prosperity - Lubbock Avalanche-Journal - The
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reports on the press release from
Texas Tech University announcing the grant that the Free Market
Institute has received from the John Templeton Foundation.
- December 2, 2013 -
To Fix Immigration, Improve U.S. Education and Link
Visas to Employer Needs - The Management
Blog on Bloomberg Businessweek - Harold Sirkin cites
Broken Borders: Government, Foreign-Born Workers, and
the U.S. Economy, a recent research report
co-authored by Dr. Powell (with Zachary Gochenour) and published
by The Independent Institute, in his discussion of the ongoing
debate about immigration reform.
Liberty Applied: Current
Controversies and Events
The Free Market Institute and the Institute for Humane Studies
at George Mason University will co-host a student seminar during
the weekend of January 31 - February 1, 2014. The weekend
seminar will take place in the Rawls College of Business at
Texas Tech University. Faculty presenters for the seminar
include Dr. Robert Lawson (Southern Methodist University), Dr.
James Stacey Taylor (The College of New Jersey), Jeffrey Tucker
(Laissez Faire Books) and Dr. Benjamin Powell (Texas Tech
Current undergraduate students and recent graduates are welcome
to register for the conference at the website of the
Institute for Humane Studies.
Registration fees, double occupancy lodging and all meals during
the seminar will be provided by the Free Market Institute.
Participants are responsible for making their travel
arrangements to Lubbock for the event. Please contact the
Market Institute with any questions.
March 6, 2013, Texas Tech University officially launched the
Free Market Institute and introduced inaugural Director, Dr.
Benjamin Powell, during a reception hosted in the Rawls College
of Business. Dr. Schovanec, Interim President of Texas
Tech University, introduced the Free Market Institute,
acknowledged the generosity of the Institute's primary donor,
and discussed the motivations for its establishment and its
mission, vision and anticipated impact on Texas Tech University,
the city of Lubbock and other communities in West Texas, the
nation and the world.
Dr. Schovanec also introduced the inaugural Director of the Free
Market Institute, Dr. Benjamin Powell. Dr. Powell
elaborated on Dr. Schonavec's remarks about the mission and
vision for the Institute and briefly summarized the public
lecture on "The Rise and Decline of Economic Freedom in the
United States" that preceded the reception, discussing its main
themes in the context of the broader vision for the Free Market
Institute. Coverage of the event from The Daily
can be found
here. Video of the public lecture from Dr. Lawson can
be accessed on our
Past Events page.
Video of Dr. Schovanec and Dr. Powell's remarks can be accessed
Introducing the Free Market Institute.
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