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Dr. Alexandre Padilla to Join FMI as Templeton Visiting Research Associate

Dr. Alexandre Padilla, Templeton Visiting Research Associate

The Free Market Institute (FMI) is pleased to announce that Dr. Alexandre Padilla has accepted an offer to join the FMI and Texas Tech University as a Templeton Visiting Research Associate during the 2016-2017 academic year. Dr. Padilla will visit while he is on sabbatical from Metropolitan State University of Denver.

While in residence at Texas Tech University, Dr. Padilla will contribute research output to the FMI's ongoing sponsored research program, Research on the Origins of Economic Freedom and Prosperity. His major research project will examine the relationship between migration and economic freedom.

Dr. Padilla serves as an associate professor of economics and the Director of the Exploring Economic Freedom Project at Metropolitan State University of Denver. He earned his B.S., M.A., and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Law, Economics, and Science of Aix-Marseille III in France.

Dr. Vincent Geloso to Join FMI as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Dr. Vincent Geloso, Post-Doctoral Research AssociateThe Free Market Institute (FMI) is pleased to announce that Dr. Vincent Geloso has accepted an offer to join the FMI and Texas Tech University as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate during the 2016-2017 academic year. Dr. Geloso recently completed his Ph.D. in economics history at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

In the past, he has served as an associate researcher at Montreal Economic Institute and the Center for Prosperity and Productivity at HEC-Montreal and as a course lecturer for the Institute of Applied Economics at HEC-Montreal.

His research interests include the measurement of living standards and economic growth in Canada prior to the Conquest of Canada by the British in 1760.

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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