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Research Workshop

The Free Market Institute (FMI) Research Workshop exposes graduate students, faculty, staff and other university colleagues to working research related to free market economics and other topics of interest. It is a "workshop" for work in progress that is not yet under consideration by scholarly journals. FMI faculty, research staff and graduate students, other Texas Tech University faculty members and visiting scholars deliver seminar presentations.


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Fall 2019 

    • September 6 — Neo-Classical and Endogenous Growth Theory: An Austrian Critique — Jeffrey Rogers Hummel, Associate Professor at San Jose State University
    • September 13 — A Hayekian Open Community —Chad van Schoelandt, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Tulane University
    • September 20 — Were U.S. Banks Really Stable After WWII? — Christy Chapin, Associate Professor of History at the University of Maryland Baltimore County
    • October 4 — The Political Economy of Propaganda — Abigail Blanco, Assistant Professor of Economics at University of Tampa
    • October 18 — Economic Freedom Convergence: Does Culture Matter? — Danko Tarabar, Assistant Professor of Economics at Winthrop University
    • October 25 — Grand Corruption by Public Officials: Measuring Theft and Bribery — Desiree Desierto, Postdoctoral Associate, W. Allen Wallis Institute of Political Economy at the University of Rochester
    • November 1 — Inter-tribal Conflict: Cultural Versus Economic Explanations — Bruce Benson, Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University
    • November 8 — Rational Chef Theory — Ennio Piano, Assistant Professor of Economics at Middle Tennessee State University
    • November 15 — Todd Zywicki, George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law at George Mason University Antonin Scalia School of Law
    • December 6 — Do Elderly Individuals Delay Claiming Social Security and Cash-out Home Equity when House Prices Appreciate? — Amanda Ross, Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Alabama

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