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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.

FMI Accepting Applications for Ph.D. Fellowships

The Free Market Institute (FMI) is currently accepting applications for FMI Ph.D. Fellowships from students interested in pursuing graduate studies in economics at Texas Tech University starting in the 2016-2017 academic year. The fellowships offer full tuition support and a three year, competitive stipend. Fellows work closely with FMI Affiliated Faculty to develop independent research and contribute to other FMI programs and initiatives as part-time Research Assistants. Please visit the Prospective Graduate Students page for more information about the fellowship and application procedures.

Free to Exchange

Free To Exchange

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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