The 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.
Russell 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.
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.
Kathleen Sheehan worked with the FMI as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate during the 2014-2015 academic year, contributing to the scholarly output for the Institute's research program, Research on the Origins of Economic Freedom and Prosperity. In March 2015, Dr. Sheehan accepted a tenure-track faculty position in the Heider College of Business at Creighton University. Beginning in September 2015, Kate will serve as an Assistant Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics and Finance and have a scholarly affiliation with the Creighton Institute for Economic Inquiry, which has a mission similar to that of the FMI.
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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