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International Economics and Policy — Fall 2022

The theme for the fall 2022 Political Economy Reading Program was International Economics and Policy. Participants explored debates about globalization, foreign aid, and U.S. military intervention. What are the benefits and drawbacks of globalization? What is the best immigration policy? How involved should the U.S. be in foreign affairs? Participants discussed these questions and more throughout the program semester.

Students read and discussed books and articles by Bryan Caplan, Dani Rodrik, Christopher Coyne, Paul Krugman, and others.

Participants also attended a summit hosted at Texas Tech University with program participants from Angelo State University. The summit featured formal remarks from Christopher Coyne, Professor of Economics at George Mason University and Jamie Bologna Pavlik, Associate Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Texas Tech. Participants engaged in interactive discussion groups on issues related to the program theme.

The schedule of readings and topics of discussion for the fall 2022 program can be found at the following link:

Political Economy Reading Program - Fall 2022 Reading List

If you have questions regarding the Political Economy Reading Program, or if you would like to be included in the FMI Student Programs email distribution list, please contact the Free Market Institute at free.market@ttu.edu or 806.742.7138.

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More general information about the program and application process can be found on the Political Economy Reading Program page.

For details about previous reading programs, visit the McLane Teammates Reading Program page.