The mission of the Free Market
Institute at Texas Tech 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.
News and Events
External Outreach - March 4,
Benjamin Powell Book Panel: Out of Poverty: Sweatshops in the
Global Economy - Mercatus Center, George Mason University -
Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics and
Economics at the Mercatus Center hosted a panel
discussion featuring Dr. Powell and his new book,
Out of Poverty: Sweatshops in the Global Economy
(Cambridge University Press), which will be released
for sale at the end of March. Click on the link above to
access video of the panel.
Interview - February
25, 2014 -
The Forum: Conversations on Local Policy Featuring Dr. Ben
Powell - Texas Public Policy Foundation - James Quintero and
Jess Fields of The Center for Local Governance at the Texas
Public Policy Foundation interviewed Dr. Powell as part of their
program, The Forum: Conversations on Local Policy, to discuss
the role of government in local economic development.
2002 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences Delivered Public Lecture on Behalf of FMI
Rethinking Housing Bubbles: Recessions Since 1929
Dr. Vernon L. Smith
George L. Argyros Endowed Chair in
Finance and Economics at Chapman University
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."
- December 3, 2013 -
Texas Tech's FMI receives $1.7 million grant to study economic
freedom, prosperity - Lubbock Avalanche-Journal - The
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reports on the press release from
Texas Tech University announcing the grant that the Free Market
Institute has received from the John Templeton Foundation.
The annual conference of the
Society for the Development of Austrian Economics will be held
during the Southern Economics Association meetings in Atlanta,
Georgia, at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis on November 22-24, 2014
Members interested in presenting papters, serving as
chairs/discussants, or proposing entire panels should submit
proposals by Friday, March 28, 2014.
With all submissions, please include the following information
for each participant, including non-attending co-authors:
2. Affiliation (Title and Institution)
3. E-mail Address
4. Telephone Number
5. Title of Paper(s)
6. Abstract(s) of no more than 100 words
Any attachments must be either Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) or Word
(.doc or .docx) format.
If you are proposing a paper for presentation, we assume that
you will serve as chair or discussant (if needed) for at least
one other conference session. If you are proposing an
entire panel (including a roundtable or debate), please have ll
the contact information for all the participants when you send
the materials. If you wish only to seve as a chair or
discussant, please indicate so in your submission. Note
that each session during the SEA meetings lasts one hour and
forty-five minutes and typically has four or more participants.
Please note that the conference organizers have to be free to
place your paper or panel on any of the conference days.
SDAE members who are current in their annual membership dues are
given priority for SDAE panels. If you wish to renew your
membership, you can do so online at:
SDAE Membership Form 2014.
Please send your submissions by email only to the Free Market
firstname.lastname@example.org (with "SDAE 2014" in the subject line of
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