Texas Tech University

Brown Bag Seminar


The Free Market Institute (FMI) 'Brown Bag' Seminar is a working lunch research series that provides opportunities for graduate students and other scholars to present research that is at a 'work in progress' stage. Each meeting takes place in the FMI Conference Room (Administration, Suite 233) from 1:00-1:45 PM.


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Fall 2017

    • September 5 — Trade or Raid: Self-Governance, Acadian Settlers and Native Indians Before 1755 — Vincent Geloso, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University
    • September 12 — A Self-Enforcing Monetary Constitution: The Zecca Mint of Medieval and Renaissance Venice — Rania Al-Bawwab, Research Assistant, Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University
    • September 19 — Proprietary Production of National Defense — Michael Makovi, Research Assistant, Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University
    • October 3 — Was the Diffusion of Development More Rapid East-West than North-South? — Andrew Young, Director of Graduate Students and Research Fellow, Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University
    • October 10 — Lightships and the Political Economy of Lighthouses — Vincent Geloso, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University
    • October 17 — Reapplying Behavioral Symmetry: Public Choice and Choice Architecture — Michael Thomas, Assistant Professor of Economics at Creighton University
    • October 24 — Free Banking in Canada: 1870-1914 (Excerpt of MA Thesis) — Casey Pender, Visiting Student Scholar, CEVRO Institut
    • October 31 — A Terrorist Constitution: The Shining Path — Edwar Escalante, Research Assistant, Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University
    • November 7 — Physical Capital and Financial Capital are Different Things, and Why It Matters — Robert Murphy, Research Assistant Professor, Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University
    • November 28 — A Theory of Self-Governance: Liberalism, Democracy, and Liberal Democracy — Alexander Salter, Comparative Economics Research Fellow, Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University
    • December 5 — Arbitraging the Yield Curve: A Free Lunch? — Daniel Sanchez-Piñol, Research Assistant, Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University

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