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Director

Benjamin Powell, Director

Benjamin Powell is the director of the Free Market Institute and a professor of economics in the Jerry S. Rawls College of Business Administration.

Associate Director

Charles Long, Associate Director

Charles Long is the associate director of the Free Market Institute and an instructor of applied business economics in the Jerry S. Rawls College of Business Administration.

Faculty

Jamie Bologna, FMI Faculty Affiliate

Jamie Bologna Pavlik is a research fellow at the Free Market Institute and an assistant professor of agricultural and applied economics in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

Kevin Grier, Gordon Tullock Professor of Political Economy

Kevin Grier is Gordon Tullock Professor of Political Economy at the Free Market Institute and a professor of political science in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Robin Grier, Professor of Economics

Robin Grier is a professor of economics at the Free Market Institute.

Adam Martin, Political Economy Research Fellow

Adam Martin is Political Economy Research Fellow at the Free Market Institute and an assistant professor of agricultural and applied economics in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

Robert Murphy, Research Assistant Professor

Robert Murphy is a research assistant professor at the Free Market Institute.

Alexander Salter, Comparative Economics Research Fellow

Alexander Salter is Comparative Economics Research Fellow at the Free Market Institute and an assistant professor of economics in the Jerry S. Rawls College of Business Administration.

Andrew Young, FMI Faculty Affiliate

Andrew Young is the director of graduate students and a research fellow at the Free Market Institute. He is also a professor of economics in the Jerry S. Rawls College of Business Administration.

Faculty Affiliates

Gilbert Berdine, Faculty Affiliate

Gilbert Berdine is an associate professor of internal medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a faculty affiliate at the Free Market Institute.

Michael Giberson, Faculty Affiliate

Michael Giberson is an associate professor of practice in the area of energy, economics, and law in the Jerry S. Rawls College of Business Administration and a faculty affiliate at the Free Market Institute.

Eduardo Segarra, Faculty Affiliate

Eduardo Segarra is a professor of agricultural and applied economics in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and a faculty affiliate at the Free Market Institute.

Research Staff

Vincent Geloso, Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Vincent Geloso is a post-doctoral research associate at the Free Market Institute.

Research Assistants

Edwar Escalante, Research Assistant

Edwar Escalante is a research assistant at the Free Market Institute and a third year Ph.D. student in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics.

Glenn Furton, Research Assistant

Glenn Furton is a research assistant at the Free Market Institute and a third year Ph.D. student in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics.

Gonzalo Macera, Research Assistant

Gonzalo Macera is a research assistant at the Free Market Institute and a third year Ph.D. student in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics.

Michael Makovi, Research Assistant

Michael Makovi is a research assistant at the Free Market Institute and a second year Ph.D. student in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics.

Jorge Romero-Habeych, Research Assistant

Jorge Romero-Habeych is a research assistant at the Free Market Institute and a second year Ph.D. student in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics.

Rania Al-Bawwab, Research Assistant

Rania Al-Bawwab is a research assistant at the Free Market Institute and a first year Ph.D. student in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics.

Estefanía Luján, Research Assistant

Estefanía Luján is a research assistant at the Free Market Institute and a first year Ph.D. student in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics.

Daniel Sánchez-Piñol, Research Assistant

Daniel Sánchez-Piñol is a research assistant at the Free Market Institute and a first year Ph.D. student in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics.

Administrator

Amanda Smith, Administrator

Amanda Smith is the administrator of the Free Market Institute.

For a listing of past research staff and past Ph.D. Fellows, please visit the Free Market Institute Alumni page.

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