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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 at University of Texas at Dallas
      • Austrian Economics, Market Process, and the EVA® Framework — Nicolás Cachanosky, Assistant Professor of Economics at Metropolitan State University of Denver
      • Adversarial Versus Inquisitorial Systems: Error and Valuation — Shruti Rajagopalan, Assistant Professor of Economics at State University of New York, Purchase
      • Incorporating Social Capital into the Austrian Business Cycle Theory — Daniel D'Amico, Associate Director of Political Theory Project at Brown University
      • Economic Calculation and the Productivity of Investment — Benjamin Powell, Director of the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University (co-authored with Gonzalo Macera, Research Assistant at the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University)
      • Private Governance and the Pricing of Political Enterprises — Alexander Salter, Comparative Economics Research Fellow at the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University (co-authored with Glenn Furton, Research Assistant at the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University)
      • Investment in New Proved Oil Reserves: An Austrian Perspective — Bradley Ewing, C.T. McLaughlin Chair of Free Enterprise at Texas Tech University (co-authored with Mark Thornton, Senior Fellow at Ludwig von Mises Institute and Mark Yanochik, Associate Professor of Economics at Georgia Southern 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 at University of Wisconsin-Madison (co-sponsored by the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics)
    • September 30 — The State Intervention Failure on a Large Infrastructure Project: The Case of the Transnortheastern Railway in Brazil — Vladimir Fernandes Maciel, Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Economics at Mackenzie Presbyterian University (Brazil)
    • October 7 — Banning Bitcoin — William Luther, Assistant Professor of Economics at Kenyon College (co-authored with Joshua Hendrickson, Assistant Professor of Economics at University of Mississippi)
    • October 21 — The Boomerang Effect: When Social Control Comes Home — Christopher Coyne, F.A. Harper Professor of Economics at George Mason University
    • October 28 — Public Choice as Political Philosophy — David Schmidtz, Kendrick Professor of Philosophy at the University of Arizona
    • November 4 — Barbarians at the Gates: Did Immigrants Degrade the United States' Institutions? — Alexandre Padilla, Templeton Visiting Research Associate at the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University
    • November 11 — Monopsony and Industrial Development in Nineteenth Century Quebec: The Impact of Seigneurial Tenure — Vincent Geloso, Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the 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 at Southern Methodist University


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