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FMI to Host Dr. Ron Paul as Keynote Speaker for Fall Public Speaker Series

Former U.S. Rep., Dr. Ron PaulThe Free Market Institute (FMI) will host Dr. Ron Paul as its keynote speaker for the fall FMI Public Speaker Series on Thursday, October 8, 2015. Dr. Paul will speak in the Allen Theatre of the Student Union Building (SUB) at Texas Tech University on the topic of 'Markets versus Government: The Importance of Freedom.' Doors to the theatre will open at 5:00 PM and the event will begin at 5:30 PM.

This is not a ticketed event. Admission is free and open to all members of the Texas Tech University community and the general public.

Visitors to the university may park for free in parking lot R11 (located outside of the south entrance to the SUB) starting at 5:00 PM on a first come, first served basis until the parking lot fills. Park and Pay stations will be available in parking lot R03 (located to the west of R11). Please see the following link for a parking map: FMI Public Speaker Series with Ron Paul - Parking.

For more information about the event, please contact the Free Market Institute.

The Economics of Immigration Now Available for Purchase

The Economics of Immigration CoverThe Free Market Institute (FMI) is pleased to announce that The Economics of Immigration: Market-Based Approaches, Social Science, and Public Policy, published by Oxford University Press, is now available for purchase. The volume features contributions from several scholars and summarizes the best social science studying the actual impact of immigration, which is found to be at odds with popular fears. FMI Director, Benjamin Powell, edited the volume, contributing introductory and concluding remarks. You can find more information about this research program here and purchase the book at the Oxford University Press, Amazon, and other outlets.

Noted Scholar in the Economics of Entrepreneurship to Visit FMI

Dr. Russ Sobel, Visiting Scholar in Entrepreneurship, The CitadelRussell Sobel, Visiting Scholar in Entrepreneurship at The Citadel and Visiting Fellow at the South Carolina Policy Council, will serve as Templeton Visiting Scholar during the fall 2015 semester. He has authored or co-authored over 150 peer-reviewed articles and books and his research has been featured in several major media outlets.

Dr. Sobel serves on the editorial board of three academic journals and on the advisory board for four university centers. He has won numerous awards for both his teaching and research. His recent research focuses in the areas of state economic policy and entrepreneurship.

During his visit to the FMI at Texas Tech University (TTU), Dr. Sobel will participate as a commenter in a research conference focused on Research on the Origins of Economic Freedom and Prosperity and deliver a research workshop presentation where he will present original working research. He will also provide guidance to TTU graduate students on their current research projects.

FMI Faculty and Staff Travel with the Free Market Road Show

During April and May of 2015, Free Market Institute (FMI) faculty and staff members traveled through central and eastern Europe for the 8th annual Free Market Road Show. FMI Director, Benjamin Powell (May 21-27), Political Economy Research Fellow, Adam Martin (May 7-14), and Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Kathleen Sheehan (April 20-29), participated in panel discussions and delivered keynote lectures on issues related to the program theme of 'How to Create Growth?' Texas Tech University published a press release with more details about the events that can be accessed here: Free Market Institute Faculty Spread the Ideas of Economic Freedom.

TV Show: Free to Exchange

TV Show: Free to Exchange

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. Visit the Free to Exchange page where the FMI maintains a catalog of past episodes.

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