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Economics and Classical Liberalism: Theory, Practice, and History - June 22-26, 2016

FMI Launches a Summer Seminar for High School Students

The Free Market Institute (FMI) is now accepting applications for Economics and Classical Liberalism: Theory, Practice, and History, a seminar that engages high school aged students, who have an interest in learning about the principles of economics and their applications in public policy and historical contexts.

Registered students will visit Texas Tech University from June 22-26, 2016 to participate in the seminar. Students, who will be enrolled as seniors at their respective high schools for the 2016-2017 academic year (graduating in June 2017), are encouraged to register to participate in the program.

Registration is free for eligible students and includes all program materials, meals and activities during the program, and double occupancy lodging in Murdough Residence Hall at Texas Tech University for the duration of the program.

Please visit the seminar page for more details, including a tentative schedule of events and registration link. You may contact the FMI by email at free.market@ttu.edu or by phone at 806.742.7138 with any questions.

Apply for the Fall 2016 McLane Teammates Reading Program

During the fall 2016 semester, the Free Market Institute (FMI) will continue the McLane Teammates Reading Program. Undergraduate students from any major, who will be enrolled as a full-time student at Texas Tech University in the fall, are encouraged to apply to participate in the program. The theme for the fall 2016 program is Markets and Morality.

Applications are currently being accepted. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Please visit the program page for more information and contact the FMI with any questions.

Apply for the fall 2016 McLane Teammates Reading Program Now!

FMI Research Assistant to Join Western Carolina University as Tenure-Track Faculty Member

Ms. Audrey Redford, Research AssistantThe Free Market Institute (FMI) is pleased to announce that FMI research assistant, Ms. Audrey Redford has accepted a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at Western Carolina University. Ms. Redford is set to defend her dissertation discussing the unintended consequences of prohibition and interventionism in illicit drug markets and complete her Ph.D. studies in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Texas Tech University this spring. Starting with the 2016-2017 academic year, Ms. Redford will serve as an assistant professor of economics in the School of Economics, Management, and Project Management at Western Carolina University.

Dr. Andrew Young and Dr. Jamie Bologna to Join FMI as Faculty Affiliates in Fall 2016

Dr. Andrew Young, FMI Faculty AffiliateThe Free Market Institute (FMI) is pleased to share the news that Dr. Andrew Young has accepted an offer to join the FMI and Texas Tech University as a full-time faculty member starting in the 2016-2017 academic year. Dr. Young will serve as a Professor of Economics in the Area of Energy, Economics, and Law in the Jerry S. Rawls College of Business Administration and as a Faculty Affiliate with the FMI. In his role with the FMI, Dr. Young will serve as Director of Graduate Studies, where he will supervise the research efforts of FMI Ph.D. Fellows.

Dr. Young has made important research contributions in the areas of macroeconomics, monetary economics, economic development, and political economy, among other areas. Prior to joining the FMI, Dr. Young taught at West Virginia University and the University of Mississippi.

Dr. Jamie Bologna, FMI Faculty AffiliateFMI is also pleased to announce that Dr. Jamie Bologna has accepted an offer to join the FMI and Texas Tech University as a full-time faculty member starting in the 2016-2017 academic year. Dr. Bologna will serve as an Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and as a Faculty Affiliate with the FMI. She recently completed her doctoral studies at West Virginia University, where she received the department's Best Doctoral Student Award for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Dr. Bologna's research interests broadly fall within the fields of Economic Growth and Development, with a particular emphasis on the role of institutions. Her narrower focus is on the role of corruption within institutions. Within these areas of interest, she seeks to thoroughly answer unexplored questions as an applied economist.

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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. Free To Exchange has just launched its second season. You can watch the show at 10:30 AM Sunday mornings on KTTZ-TV.

The Economics of Immigration Now Available for Purchase

The Economics of Immigration CoverThe 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.

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