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Student Programs

The Free Market Institute (FMI) develops and operates programs for students at both the high school and undergraduate levels aimed at exposing them to the theoretical principles of economic inquiry and their historical and practical applications in research and public policy analysis.

Economics and Classical Liberalism: Theory, Practice, and History

McLane Teammates Reading Program


Economics and Classical Liberalism: Theory, Practice, and History

A Seminar for High School Students

June 22-26, 2016 — Texas Tech University — Lubbock, TX

About the Program

Economics and Classical Liberalism: Theory, Practice, and History is 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. The program featured a series of lectures, discussions and activities focused on three topical areas:

  • Foundations of Economic Analysis
  • Applications: Political Economy and Public Policy
  • Liberty and History

More information about the program, speakers and other activities can be found at the seminar page linked above.

McLane Teammates Reading Program

A Reading Group for TTU Undergraduate Students

Spring 2017Fall 2016Spring 2016Fall 2015 | Spring 2015

About the Program

The McLane Teammates Reading Program is a one semester, non-credit reading group where participants read and discuss selections from classic works and from contemporary scholars that address important questions in political economy. Participants that successfully complete the program receive a $1,000 scholarship.

The McLane Teammates Reading Program at Texas Tech University complements similar programs, which are operating concurrently at the O'Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom at Southern Methodist University and the Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship & Free Enterprise at Baylor University.

All three groups examine the same set of readings and interact with one another at a joint meeting once during the semester, hosted at Southern Methodist University. 

Participants meet weekly for Socratic-style discussions facilitated by a Texas Tech University faculty member whose role is to pose questions and encourage participation from each member of the group.

All undergraduate students, who have a full time enrollment status at Texas Tech University, are eligible and encourage to apply.

The deadline to apply for the spring 2017 program has passed. More details about future opportunities to participate in the program will be shared as they become available.

Please contact the Free Market Institute with any questions by phone at 806.742.7138 or email at free.market@ttu.edu.

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