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Research Workshop

The Free Market Institute (FMI) Research Workshop exposes graduate students, faculty, staff and other university colleagues to working research related to free market economics and other topics of interest. It is a "workshop" for work in progress that is not yet under consideration by scholarly journals. FMI faculty, research staff and graduate students, other Texas Tech University faculty members and visiting scholars deliver seminar presentations.

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Fall 2014

    • September 12 — Mini-Conference on the Origins of Economic Freedom
      • Ideas and Interests: Explaining Political Change — Edward Lopez, BB&T Distinguished Professor of Capitalism, Western Carolina University
      • Voter Preferences, Institutions, and Economic Freedom — Daniel Sutter, Charles G. Koch Professor of Economics, Troy University
      • Does Immigration Impact Economic Freedom? — Robert Lawson, Jerome M. Fullinwider Endowed Centennial Chair in Economic Freedom, O'Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom, Southern Methodist University
    • September 19 — How to Promote Economic Freedom: A View from the Trenches — Matt Kibbe, President and CEO, FreedomWorks, Inc.
    • October 3 — Economic Freedom and Public, Non-Market Institutions: Evidence from Criminal Prosecution — Bryan McCannon, Associate Professor of Economics, Saint Bonaventure University
    • October 17 — Comparative Political Economy and the Anatomy of a Crisis — Peter Boettke, University Professor of Economics and Philosophy, George Mason University
    • October 31 — Causes of and Barriers to Economic Freedom — Raymond March, Research Assistant, Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University
    • November 7 — Financial Foundations of Austrian Business Cycle Theory — Peter Lewin, Clinical Professor of Managerial Economics, The University of Texas at Dallas
    • December 5 — Sugar, Diamonds, and Economic Freedom — Scott Beaulier, Adams-Bibby Chair of Free Enterprise, Troy University

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