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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 2016

    • August 26 — Austrian Perspectives on Business Valuation — Journal of Business Valuation and Economic Loss Analysis Symposium
      • Capital Valuation: What Is It and Why Does It Matter? Insights from Austrian Capital Theory — Peter Lewin, Clinical Professor of Managerial Economics, The University of Texas at Dallas
      • Austrian Economics, Market Process, and the EVA® Framework — Nicolás Cachanosky, Assistant Professor of Economics, Metropolitan State University of Denver
      • Adversarial Versus Inquisitorial Systems: Error and Valuation — Shruti Rajagopalan, Assistant Professor of Economics, State University of New York, Purchase
      • Incorporating Social Capital into the Austrian Business Cycle Theory — Daniel D'Amico, Associate Director, Political Theory Project, Brown University
      • Economic Calculation and the Productivity of Investment — Benjamin Powell, Professor of Economics, Rawls College of Business, Texas Tech University
      • Private Governance and the Pricing of Political Enterprises — Alexander Salter, Assistant Professor of Economics, Rawls College of Business, Texas Tech University
      • Investment in New Proved Oil Reserves: An Austrian Perspective — Bradley Ewing, C.T. McLaughlin Chair of Free Enterprise, Rawls College of Business, Texas Tech University
    • September 9 — Unintended Consequences of Economic Sanctions for Human Rights: Conflict Minerals and Infant Mortality in the Congo — Dominic Parker, Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • September 30 — The State Intervention Failure on a Large Infrastructure Project: The Case of the Transnortheastern Railway in Brazil — Vladimir Fernandes Maciel, Director Mackenzie Center for Economic Freedom, Mackenzie Presbyterian University (Brazil)
    • October 7 — Banning Bitcoin — William Luther, Assistant Professor of Economics, Kenyon College
    • October 21 — The Boomerang Effect: When Social Control Comes Home — Christopher Coyne, F.A. Harper Professor of Economics, George Mason University
    • October 28 — Public Choice as Political Philosophy — David Schmidtz, Kendrick Professor of Philosophy, University of Arizona
    • November 4 — Barbarians at the Gates: Did Immigrants Degrade the United States' Institutions? — Alexandre Padilla, Associate Professor of Economics, Metropolitan State University of Denver
    • November 11 — Monopsony and Industrial Development in Nineteenth Century Quebec: The Impact of Seigneurial Tenure — Vincent Geloso, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University
    • December 9 — Exogenous Resource Shocks and Economic Freedom — Ryan Murphy, Research Assistant Professor, O'Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom, Southern Methodist University

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