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.
Weekend Exploring Liberty: Freedom, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation
A student seminar hosted by the Free Market Institute at
Texas Tech University and the Institute for Humane Studies at
George Mason University
Friday, March 6, 2015 - Saturday, March 7, 2015
Jerry S. Rawls College of Business Administration, Texas Tech
The Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University
and the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University
will co-host an IHS On-Campus Education program titled
Freedom, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation on the weekend of
March 6-7, 2015. IHS On-Campus
Education programs examine the historical, economic, and
philosophical foundations of a free society and how these
principles apply to contemporary issues. The programs bring
together undergraduates and recent graduates for an introduction
to classical liberal ideas through an informative and enjoyable
collection of lectures, discussions, and evening socials.
The seminar will take place in the Jerry S. Rawls College
of Business Administration at Texas Tech University. Featured
Current undergraduate and graduate students at Texas Tech University
and other academic institutions and faculty and staff at Texas
Tech University may register to attend the seminar at no charge.
Registration includes all lectures, educational materials, meals
Peter Boettke - University Professor of Economics and
Philosophy at George Mason University
Mr. John Papola - CEO and Creative
Director at Emergent Order
Dr. Edward Stringham - Associate
Professor of Business Economics at Texas Tech University
Participants traveling from outside the Lubbock area are
responsible for making travel arrangements at their own expense.
Please note that the Free Market Institute has secured a limited
number of double occupancy rooms at a local hotel and will
accommodate participants traveling from outside reasonable
driving distance at no charge until the room block fills.
Members of the local community who have no current or recent
university affiliation are welcome to attend, but must pay a
$150 registration fee. Such individuals should use the
registration link provided above. After completing that
registration form, a Free Market Institute staff member will
provide further instructions to complete pay the fee and
More details, including a full schedule of speakers and topics,
will made available in the coming weeks.
The seminar will take place in the Jerry S. Rawls College of Business Administration at Texas Tech University. Featured speakers include:
Prof. Peter Boettke - University Professor of Economics and Philosophy at George Mason University
Mr. John Papola - CEO and Creative Director at Emergent Order
Dr. Edward Stringham - Associate Professor of Business Economics at Texas Tech University
The Free Market Institute (FMI), in
conjunction with KTTZ-TV, produces Free to Exchange, an
interview-based television program that focuses on contemporary
economic and public policy issues. Check out the latest episode
here. The FMI maintains a catalog of past episodes on its
Free to Exchange page.
Op-Ed - December 22, 2014 - Immigration as political theater - Chicago Tribune - Dr. Powell discusses the modest changes enacted and the possible economic consequences of President Obama's executive order on immigration. This op-ed also ran in several other newspapers nationwide.
Radio Interview - December 4, 2014 - Dr. Benjamin Powell on Minimum Wage Decreasing Employment Opportunities for Young People - KFYO News/Talk 790 AM - Dr. Powell joined Chad Hasty to discuss the minimum wage and its impact on youth unemployment.
News Article - December 1, 2014 - Free Market Institute launches pilot program - The Daily Toreador - The Texas Tech University student newspaper published a news story publicizing the Free Market Institute's new undergraduate reading program with commentary from Dr. Powell and Political Economy Research Fellow, Dr. Adam Martin.
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Free Market Institute
1901 University Ave.
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX 79410
Lubbock, TX 79409-5059