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Free Market Institute (FMI) faculty and staff engage in outreach efforts to inform students, academic and public policy professionals, and the general public about FMI research and teaching programs and initiatives. Faculty and staff deliver public lectures and participate in conferences, seminars, and other events across the nation and the world.

If you are interested in hosting a faculty or staff member of the Free Market Institute for a guest lecture or participation in your organization's event, please email free.market@ttu.edu or call 806.742.7138.

Free Market Road Show

201720162015 | 2013

The Austrian Economics Center (AEC), in cooperation with over 60 leading think-tanks and universities across Europe and the Caucasus, and in association with international partners such as Liberty Fund, Inc., Global Philanthropic Trust, European Students for Liberty, Ruefa and the F.A. v. Hayek Institut, present the Free Market Road Show (FMRS).

The FMRS brings together leading business people, outstanding scholars and students, opinion leaders, policy experts, elected officials, diplomats and other interested parties from across Europe to discuss major contemporary issues in European and international political economy.

The FMI became an official sponsor of the Free Market Road Show in 2015. FMI faculty and staff participate in panel discussions and seminars and deliver keynote speeches as part of the FMRS program. In November 2014, the FMI co-sponsored (with the Austrian Economics Center and Liberty Fund, Inc.) the first FMRS program in the United States, which brought together scholars for a panel discussion, What Can the United States Learn from Europe?

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Out of Poverty: Sweatshops in the Global Economy

20162015 | 2014 | 2013

FMI Director, Benjamin Powell, visits campuses, student groups and community groups across the country to promote his book Out of Poverty: Sweatshops in the Global Economy (Cambridge University Press, 2014), which is part of the Cambridge Studies in Economics, Cognition and Society Book Series.

Cover of Dr. Powell's book's Out of Poverty: Sweatshops in the Global Economy

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Public Lectures, Conferences, and Student Seminars

201720162015 | 2014 | 2013

FMI Research Fellows, Affiliated Faculty and staff deliver public lectures, participate as panelists and speakers at academic conferences and serve as faculty members at academic seminars and other student events.

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The Rise and Decline of Economic Freedom and the Establishment of the FMI

Following the launch of the FMI in March 2013, Director Powell addressed several civic associations in the broader Lubbock area, speaking about the mission, vision and motivations for establishing the FMI at Texas Tech University. These civic organizations include rotary clubs, business associations and other community organizations. For video of remarks from the launch of the Institute, please see: Introducing the Free Market Institute.

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