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
- July 30, 2014 -
Plain packaging is a losing strategy in the fight against
smoking - City A.M. - Dr. Stringham discusses the economic
impacts and potential unintended consequences of efforts to
impose plain packaging regulations on cigarette manufacturers.
Op-Ed - July 29, 2014 -
Children at the Border Are Not a Crisis for Americans -
Huffington Post - Dr. Powell weighs in on the ongoing migration
of children from Latin America to the southwest border of the
United States arguing that many of the fears of an impending
crisis are overblown and that specific American policies are
creating incentives for migration.
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Free Market Institute
1901 University Ave.
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX 79410
Lubbock, TX 79409-5059