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
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
College of Media and Communication, Texas Tech University
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'
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.
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
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.
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
Radio Interview - October 15, 2014 - Dr. Benjamin Powell on Judge Napolitano's Lubbock Visit, U.S. Economic Freedom - KFYO News/Talk 790 AM - Dr. Powell joined Chad Hasty to discuss Judge Andrew Napolitano's upcoming visit to Texas Tech University, his recent op-ed addressing the prospect of democratic reforms in Hong Kong and economic freedom more broadly.
Radio Interview - October 14, 2014 - West Texas Today with Jim Douglass and Curtis Parrish - FOX Talk 950AM/100.7FM - Dr. Powell and Judge Andrew Napolitano joined West Texas Today to discuss the Judge's upcoming visit to Texas Tech University.
Op-Ed - October 13, 2014 - The Future of Hong Kong's Freedom? - Huffington Post - Dr. Powell discusses the recent student protests in light of the potential impact of democratic reforms on the level of economic freedom in Hong Kong.
Would you like to receive
updates about upcoming events, research, media appearances and
other outreach efforts? Follow the Free Market Institute
at Texas Tech University on
You may also email
Free.Market@ttu.edu to have your email address added to our
mailing list, which we use periodically to inform our supporters
about upcoming events and other news from the Institute.
Thank you for visiting the home page of the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University. The prospects for long-term growth of the Institute's teaching, research and community outreach efforts depend on the contributions of individuals who value the adoption of and, in the very least, serious and reasoned consideration of market principles in the resolution of social and public policy issues. Our efforts are geared toward this very goal and we appreciate your consideration of financial support.
Contact the Free Market Institute
Phone, Fax and Email
Free Market Institute
1901 University Ave.
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX 79410
Lubbock, TX 79409-5059