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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.

What Can the United States Learn from Europe?

A Panel Discussion Co-Sponsored by the Austrian Economics Center (Vienna, Austria) and Liberty Fund, Inc.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
College of Media and Communication, Texas Tech University

Room 359

5:30 - 7:00 PM

The Free Market Institute will co-host a speaker panel (with the Austrian Economics Center and Liberty Fund, Inc.) that focuses on the European economic and political experience in the wake of the international financial and economic downturn that began in late 2007. The panelists will include:

John Charalambakis, Chief Economist for the Blacksummit Financial Group, Inc. - 'Greek Meltdown'
Enrico Colombatto, Professor of Economics at the University of Turin - 'Stifling Regulatory Environment Coming Out of Brussels'

Barbara Kolm, President of the Friedrich A. v. Hayek Institute in Vienna, Austria - 'Youth Unemployment and Minimum Wage: Is There a Correlation?'

The panelists will address the Greek experience in the wake of the financial and economic downturn, how economic regulation deters business investment and retards economic development and how labor policies and regulations impact youth unemployment throughout Europe. The panelists will present their views on these issues with an intent to discuss any lessons that policymakers in the United States may be able to take and use from the European experience. Please see below for more details about the panelists.

Benjamin Powell's Out of Poverty: Sweatshops in the Global Economy Now Available

Cover Art of Out of Poverty

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.

Texas Tech's FMI receives $1.7 million grant to study economic freedom, prosperity

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 economic freedom.

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