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Executive Director

Benjamin Powell, Director

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

Associate Managing Director

Charles Long, Associate Director

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

Faculty

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 and a professor of agricultural and applied economics in the Gordon W. Davis College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources.

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.

Adam Martin, Political Economy Research Fellow

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

Jamie Bologna, FMI Faculty Affiliate

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

Alexander Salter, Comparative Economics Research Fellow

Alexander William Salter is Comparative Economics Research Fellow at the Free Market Institute and Georgie G. Snyder Associate Professor of Economics in the Jerry S. Rawls College of Business Administration.

Bryan Cutsinger, Research Assistant Professor

Bryan Cutsinger is a research assistant professor at the Free Market Institute and an assistant professor of economics at the Norris-Vincent College of Business at Angelo State University. He is also the assistant director for Free Market Institute programming at Angelo State University.

Edwar Escalante, Research Associate

Edwar Escalante is a research assistant professor at the Free Market Institute and an assistant professor of economics at the Norris-Vincent College of Business at Angelo State University.

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.

Justin Tosi, Faculty Affiliate

Justin Tosi is an assistant professor of philosophy at Texas Tech University and a faculty affiliate at the Free Market Institute.

Research Assistants

Gor Mkrtchian, Research Assistant

Gor Mkrtchian is a research assistant at the Free Market Institute and a fifth year Ph.D. student in the Department of Political Science.

Henry Moncrieff, Research Assistant

Henry Moncrieff is a research assistant at the Free Market Institute and a fifth year Ph.D. student in the Department of Political Science.

Silvio Simonetti-Neto, Research Assistant

Silvio Simonetti is a research assistant at the Free Market Institute and a fifth year Ph.D. student in the Department of Political Science.

Towhid Mahmood, Research Assistant

Towhid Mahmood is a research assistant at the Free Market Institute and a fourth year Ph.D. student in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics.

Vincent Miozzi, Research Assistant

Vincent Miozzi is a research assistant at the Free Market Institute and a fourth year Ph.D. student in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics.

João Pedro Bastos, Research Assistant

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

Elisha Denkyirah, Research Assistant

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

Jordan Hillman, Research Assistant

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

Florence Muhoza, Research Assistant

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

Jedediah Pida-Reese, Research Assistant

Jedediah Pida-Reese is a research assistant at the Free Market Institute and a third year Ph.D. student in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics.

Luisa García Carrión, Research Assistant

Luisa García Carrión is a research assistant at the Free Market Institute and a second year Ph.D. student in the Department of Political Science.

Vicente Moreno Casas, Research Assistant

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

Adam Swisher, Research Assistant

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

Anthony Cesario, Research Assistant

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

David Crego, Research Assistant

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

Leonel Regalado Cardoso, Research Assistant

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

Alberto Romero López, Research Assistant

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

Rafael Rota Dal Molin, Research Assistant

Rafael Rota Dal Molin is a research assistant at the Free Market Institute and a first year Ph.D. student in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics.

Peter Yakobe, Research Assistant

Peter Yakobe is a research assistant at the Free Market Institute and a graduate student in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics.

Administrative Staff

Amanda Smith, Administrator for Student and Public Programming

Amanda Smith is the administrator for student and public programming at the Free Market Institute.

Paula Yeager, Administrator for Research Programming

Paula Yeager is the administrator for research programming at the Free Market Institute.

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