Noted economist joins Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics
An experienced research economist, who specialized in political economy at King's College London, has been named an assistant professor in Texas Tech University's Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, according to officials within the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Adam Martin, who will have a joint appointment with Tech's Free Market Institute, officially stepped into his new teaching and research post on Sept. 1.
The Louisiana native indicated that he's particularly interested in continuing his research efforts on the role of uncertainty and creativity in economic theory. One of his goals is to engender collaboration across different departments in the social sciences, natural sciences, and humanities at Tech.
Prior to joining the Texas Tech faculty, Martin served as a lecturer with King's College Department of Political Economy. He also worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the Development Research Institute at New York University. Earlier he was a visiting fellow at Duke University's Department of Economics. He has given invited lectures for a broad range of organizations including the Institute for Humane Studies and The Fund for American Studies.
Martin received his bachelor's degree in economics and theology from the University of Dallas, and his master's degree and doctorate in economics from George Mason University. He is a member of the Foundation for Economic Education Board of Scholars (2013); and served as leader of the King's College Department of Political Economy, Rationality, Choice, and Uncertainty Research Group (2012); and Humane Studies Fellowship Director at the Institute for Humane Studies (2011). Awards for Martin include Hayek Fund for Scholars Award (2011, 2010, 2009); Israel M. Kirzner Award for Outstanding Dissertation in Austrian Economics (2009); and the Gordon Tullock Prize (2013) for the best paper in Public Choice by a junior scholar.
According to university officials, the mission of the year-old Free Market Institute at Texas Tech is to advance the teaching of and research directly related to the virtues of free markets. The Institute as created to promote scholarship that crosses disciplinary boundaries, providing a forum that encourages and values discussion and rigorous debate regarding all aspects of free markets.
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