Texas Tech University

Upcoming Events

FMI Public Speaker Series
Fall 2018


September 6  October 16  November 8  



The Economics of Terrorism — September 6

Speaker: Anne Rathbone Bradley, Ph.D.
Location: Rawls College of Business - Grand Auditorium
Date & Time: Thursday, September 6, 2018, 5:30 PM

This event is free and open to all members of the Texas Tech University community and the general public.

About the Speaker

Anne Rathbone Bradley

Dr. Anne Rathbone Bradley is the academic director and the George and Sally Mayer Fellow for Economic Education of The Fund for American Studies. She received her Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University in 2006. Previously, Dr. Bradley served as the vice president of economic initiatives at the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics and is currently a visiting professor of economics at Georgetown University and George Mason University. Her academic research focuses on income inequality, economic freedom, and the political economy of terrorism, with an emphasis on the industrial organization of al-Qaeda. Dr. Bradley has also worked as an economic analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency's Office of Terrorism Analysis.

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Public Lecture with John Stossel — October 16 

Speaker: John Stossel
Location: Student Union Building - Red Raider Ballroom
Date & Time: Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 5:30 PM

This event is free and open to all members of the Texas Tech University community and the general public.

About the Speaker

John Stossel

John Stossel is the host and creator of Stossel on Reason. He is a Fox News contributor, syndicated columnist, libertarian journalist, and advocate for free-market economics. He is best known as the host of Fox Business Network's Stossel and former co-anchor of ABC's primetime news show 20/20. He is the author of several best-sellers, including his most recent book, No, They Can't: Why Government Fails — But Individuals Succeed. His economic programs are used as a teaching tool by high school teachers and reach more than 12 million students each year. John Stossel has received 19 Emmy Awards, was recognized for excellence in consumer reporting by the National Press Club five times, received the George Polk Award for Outstanding Local Reporting, and the George Foster Peabody Award.

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Panel Discussion — For Your Own Good: Taxes, Paternalism, and Fiscal Discrimination in the Twenty-First Century — November 8

Speakers: Todd Nesbit, Bruce Benson, and E. Frank Stephenson
Location: Rawls College of Business - Grand Auditorium
Date & Time: Thursday, November 8, 2018, 5:30 PM

This panel discussion is free and open to all members of the Texas Tech University community and the general public.

About the Speaker

Todd Nesbit

Todd Nesbit is an assistant professor of free enterprise and entrepreneurial economics at Ball State University. He received his Ph.D. in economics from West Virginia University. His research focuses on excise taxation and cross-border consumption. Since 2005, he has authored or co-authored a number of cross-border and excise-related working papers, including "The Effects of Excise Taxes on Product Quality, Evidence from the Gasoline Market" and "Effects of Wine and Spirits Taxes in the Presence of Spatial Autocorrelation."

About the Speaker

Bruce Benson

Bruce Benson is Professor Emeritus of Economics at Florida State University, Senior Fellow of the Independent Institute and Contributing Editor of The Independent Review. He has authored four books and written over 125 peer-reviewed articles. His expertise is in law and economics, and anarcho-capitalist legal theory, including ideas about regulation, criminalization, commercial law, and Native American law. Prof. Benson served as the Templeton Visiting Scholar at the Free Market Institute during the spring 2016 semester.

About the Speaker

E. Frank Stephenson

E. Frank Stephenson is the Henry Gund Professor of Economics and chair of the Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance at Berry College. He is the Editor of the Journal of Economics and Finance Education and serves on the Executive Board of the North American Association of Sports Economists. Prof. Stephenson has authored and co-authored numerous academic articles with a focus on public policy and sports economics. He received his Ph.D. from North Carolina State University in 1999.

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