Political Economy Research Fellow and Associate Professor of Economics
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 at Texas Tech University.
Dr. Martin earned his B.A. in economics and theology from the University of Dallas and his Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University. Prior to joining Texas Tech University, he was a lecturer in political economy and leader of the Rationality, Choice and Uncertainty Research Group at King's College London.
Dr. Martin has also served as a post-doctoral fellow at the Development Research Institute at New York University and has been a visitor at the Center for the History of Political Economy at Duke University and the Social Ontology Group at Cambridge University.
Dr. Martin's research interests focus on the intersection of philosophy, politics and economics and include Austrian economics, economic methodology, economic development and public choice. The main thread of his work concerns the relevance of Frank Knight's distinction between risk and uncertainty for contemporary political economy. His research has been published in the Journal of Economic Methodology and Public Choice among other scholarly outlets. He is the recipient of the 2013 Gordon Tullock Prize for Best Paper in Public Choice by a Junior Scholar, awarded for his paper (co-authored with Diana W. Thomas) "Two-Tiered Political Entrepreneurship and the Congressional Committee System."
In addition to advancing his scholarly research program, Dr. Martin serves as a member of the Board of Scholars for the Foundation for Economic Education, director of the Humane Studies Fellowship for the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University and judge for the Carl Menger Essay Contest for the Society for the Development of Austrian Economics, an undergraduate essay competition he co-founded.
Martin, A. & Peng, L. (Working Paper). Governing the Communes.
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