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.
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.
Research on the Origins of Economic Freedom and Prosperity
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
- August 26, 2014 -
Market Forces Should Regulate Smoking - Huffington Post -
Dr. Powell discusses the economic aspects of the proposed
smoking ban in Lubbock.
- August 25, 2014 -
Doctor Benjamin Powell of the Free Market Institute at Texas
Tech Discusses the Economic Aspects of the Proposed Smoking Ban
in Lubbock - KFYO News/Talk 790
AM - Dr. Powell joined Chad Hasty to discuss the proposed
smoking ban in Lubbock and the calls for regulation of
Op-Ed - August 15, 2014 -
Market Basket's Forgotten Customers - Huffington Post -
Dr. Powell weighs in on the recent media coverage of worker
strikes at Market Basket distribution centers emphasizing
that the primary responsibility of for-profit businesses is
to satisfy the demands of consumers, not workers.
Op-Ed - August 15, 2014 -
Citibank's $7 billion "settlement" - The Hill - Dr.
Stringham discusses the implications of Citibank's recent
settlement with the Department of Justice and the unintended
consequences of affordable housing policies.
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