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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 2017

    • August 25 — Governing Natural Resources in the American West — Research Workshop Conference
      • Resource Governance in the American West: Bottom-Up or Top-Down? — Peter J. Hill, Professor Emeritus of Economics, Wheaton College
      • The Language We Speak: Addressing Property Rights and Natural Resources Problems — Andrew Morriss, Dean, School of Innovation, Texas A&M University
      • Custom and the Formalization of Mineral Property Rights: Evidence from the Supreme Court of Colorado, 1868-1895 — Eric Alston, Faculty Director, Hernando de Soto Capital Markets Program, University of Colorado Boulder
      • The Effects of Cost Depletion Allowance on the Ogallala Aquifer — Zachary Donohew, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Finance, Insurance and Risk Management, University of Central Arkansas
      • Prime Land, Property Rights, and Paternalism: Economic Performance and  Resource Endowments on American Indian Reservations — Bryan Leonard, Assistant Professor, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University
      • Beef Cattle Producers' Response to Endangered Species Regulations — Trey Malone, Assistant Professor of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, Michigan State University
      • Oil Rents and State Economic Policy — Dean Stansel, Research Associate Professor, O'Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom, Southern Methodist University
      • The Political Economy of Water Rights in Southern Arizona - Late 19th Century — Mario Villareal-Diaz, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Arizona
      • Developing Together? Understanding the Interaction between Federal Lands, Amenity-Based Tourism and Extractive Industries— Ryan Yonk, Assistant Research Professor of Economics and Finance, Utah State University
    • September 8 — Liberalization and the Poor in India: An Analysis of the Ownership Patterns of Three Consumer Durables — G.P. Manish, Associate Professor of Economics, Troy University
    • September 15 — Is there Adaptation along the Temperature-Conflict Nexus? Evidence from the El Niño Southern Oscillation — Daniel Hicks, Associate Professor of Economics, The University of Oklahoma
    • September 22 — Ride-Sharing, Fatal Crashes, and Crime — Sean Mulholland, Professor of Economics, Western Carolina University
    • September 29 — Craigslist's Effect on Violence Against Women — Gregory DeAngelo, Assistant Professor of Economics, West Virginia University
    • October 13 — Political Systems, Institutional Memory, and Economic Freedom — Todd Nesbit, Assistant Professor of Economics, Ball State University
    • October 20 — Government Growth, Institutional Erosion, and the Fiscal Squeeze: Nebraska as a Case Study — Diana Thomas, Associate Professor of Economics, Creighton University
    • October 27 — Liberty vs. Security - The Non-Existent Tradeoff — David Henderson, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution at Stanford University
    • November 3 — The Effect of Occupational Licensing on Consumer Welfare: Evidence from Early Midwifery Laws and Maternal Mortality — D. Mark Anderson, Associate Professor of Economics, Montana State University
    • November 10 — Bank Lending and Interest on Excess Reserves — Thomas Hogan, Assistant Professor of Finance, Troy University
    • December 1 — Human Capital and its Critics: Gary Becker, Institutionalism, and Anti-Neoliberalism — Lawrence H. White, Professor of Economics, George Mason University

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