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FMI Scholars Contribute to a COVID-19 Symposium Published in Southern Economic Journal
Symposium: The Political Economy of the COVID‐19 Pandemic
Peter Boettke and Benjamin Powell
The authors introduce a symposium, which seeks to analyze the political economy and institutional environments that lead to governmental policy responses, all over the world, that are inconsistent with recommendations from standard welfare economics.
The Federal Reserve's Response to the COVID‐19 Contraction: An Initial Appraisal
Nicolás Cachanosky, Bryan P. Cutsinger, Thomas L. Hogan, William J. Luther, and Alexander W. Salter
The authors summarize and evaluate the Fed's monetary and emergency lending policies through the end of 2020. They credit the Fed with promoting monetary stability while maintaining it could have achieved something approximating monetary stability withouth employing its emergency lending facilities. The authors argue some of its facilities were unwarranted and unwise as they primarily intended to allocate credit blurring the line between monetary and fisal policy.
McLane Teammates Reading Program — Fall 2021 Call for Applicants
The Free Market Institute is now accepting applications for the fall 2021 McLane Teammates Reading Program. Undergraduate students from any field of study are encouraged to apply for an invitation to participate in the extra-curricular, non-credit reading program. Participants will meet weekly during the fall 2021 semester to discuss selected readings related to the program theme. A $1,000 scholarship is awarded to those who successfully complete the program.
Interested students may visit the FMI McLane Reading Program page for more information or apply at the link below:
Apply Now for a FMI Ph.D. Fellowship
The Free Market Institute (FMI) is still accepting applications from students interested in working with Institute faculty and staff while they pursue a Ph.D. degree at Texas Tech University. Fellowship offers will be made based on funding availability.
Students admitted to the Ph.D. program in Agricultural and Applied Economics or Political Science for the fall 2021 semester are eligible for consideration of a fellowship offer.
For program information and application details, visit the FMI Ph.D. Fellowship page.
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