A Weekend Conference Presented by Free
Market Institute (Texas Tech University) and
Humane Studies (George Mason University)
Friday January 31 - Saturday February 1, 2014
The Free Market Institute and the Institute for Humane
Studies will co-host a weekend student seminar exploring the
principles of classical liberal political philosophy and free
market economics and their applications to current events and
controversial public policy issues. Current undergraduate
students and recent graduates are welcome to apply to attend the
seminar. The registration cost and all meals will be
provided to all attendees at no charge. Students traveling
from outside Lubbock will also receive hotel accommodations for
the event. The faculty for the event will include Dr.
Robert A. Lawson (Southern Methodist University), Jeffrey Tucker
(Laissez-Faire Books), Dr. James Stacey Taylor (The College of
New Jersey) and Dr. Benjamin Powell (Texas Tech University).
More details about registration and an official schedule of
events will be available in the coming weeks.
2002 Nobel Laureate in Economic Science
Dr. Vernon L. Smith - George L. Argyros Endowed Chair in
Finance and Economics at Chapman University
Tuesday February 18, 2013
Dr. Smith is the
2002 co-recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic
Sciences "for having established laboratory experiments as a
tool in empirical analysis, especially in the study of
alternative market mechanisms." His research interests
include experimental economics, industrial organization,
property rights economics, and
currently serves as a faculty member for the
Economic Science Institute at Chapman University. He
has served on the editorial board of several scholarly journals.
His recent books include Discovery: A Memoir (AuthorHouse,
Rationality in Economics: Constructivist and Ecological Forms
(Cambridge University Press, 2007).
Co-Sponsored Event with The Institute for the Study of Western Civilization
Mr. James Piereson - Senior Fellow and Director, Center for
the American University, Manhattan Institute
Wednesday March 26, 2014
Piereson will visit Texas Tech University to present a lecture
co-sponsored by The Institute for the Study of Western
Civilization and the Free Market Institute. James is
Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for the American
University at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research.
He is president of hte William E. Simon Foundation, a private
grant-making foundation based in New York City that focuses its
charitable giving on education, religion and problems of youth.
He is the author of Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How
the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American
Liberalism and Political Tolerance and American
Democracy and editor of The Pursuit of Liberty: Can the
Ideals That Made America Great Provide a Model for the World.
A Debate About Public Funding of Scientific Research
The Free Market Institute and the Office of the Vice President
for Research at Texas Tech University will co-host a debate
about the efficacy of public funding of scientific research.
More details about this event will be shared as they become
The Free Market Institute is excited to host the following
scholars, public intellectuals and advocates working in the
classical liberal and free market economics tradition:
P. Napolitano - FOX News Senior Judicial Analyst
Edward J. Lopez - Professor of Economics and the BB&T
Distinguished Professor of Capitalism, College of Business,
Western Carolina University
Scott Beaulier - Executive Director,
Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy and
Adams-Bibby Chair of Free Enterprise, Sorrell College of
Business, Troy University
Matt Kibbe - President and CEO, FreedomWorks
More details will be shared about these events as they become