Texas Tech University

Brown Bag Seminar


The Free Market Institute (FMI) 'Brown Bag' Seminar is a working lunch research series that provides opportunities for graduate students and other scholars to present research that is at a 'work in progress' stage. Each meeting takes place in the FMI Conference Room (Administration, Suite 233) from 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM.


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Spring 2018

    • January 23 — Assessing Health Outcomes in Cuba: A Public Choice Perspective  — Vincent Geloso, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University
    • January 30 — When Blood Boils — Edwar Escalante, Research Assistant, Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University
    • February 6 — Capital & Liquidity Requirements under a Hayekian Framework — Daniel Sánchez-Piñol, Research Assistant, Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University
    • February 13 — From Hashtags to Bodybags: Horizontal Media and Violence in the Libyan Revolution — Kevin Grier, Gordon Tullock Professor of Political Economy, Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University
    • February 20 — Government vs. Governance: Libertarianism and Private Communities — Michael Makovi, Research Assistant, Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University
    • February 27 — Migration by Merit: Immigration and the Rule of Law — Glenn Furton, Research Assistant, Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University
    • March 6 — Entrepreneurial Incentives under Unsound Monetary Policies — Gonzalo Macera, Research Assistant, Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University
    • March 20 — Private vs. Public Management of Public Parks in the State of California — Jorge Romero-Habeych, Research Assistant, Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University
    • March 27 — Cultural Baggage: Do Immigrants Import Corruption? — Estefanía Luján-Padilla, Research Assistant, Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University
    • April 10 — Cohort Effects and the Wage Gap between Francophones and Anglophones in Quebec, 1970 to 2000 — Vincent Geloso, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University
    • April 17 — Pricing Human Capital to Sustain Accelerating Migration Flows — Zari Rachev, Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Texas Tech University and Dimitri Volchenkov, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Texas Tech University
    • May 1 — Post Offices as a Measure of State Capacity: Evidence from 19th Century Canada — Michael Makovi, Research Assistant, Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University
    • May 8 — Is Fractional Reserve Banking Necessary for Monetary Equilibrium? — Robert Murphy, Research Assistant Professor, Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University

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