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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 at Wheaton College and Shawn Regan, Director of Publications at Property and Environment Research Center
      • The Language We Speak: Addressing Property Rights and Natural Resources Problems — Andrew Morriss, Dean, School of Innovation & Vice President for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development at Texas A&M University (co-authored with Roger E. Meiners, Goolsby Distinguished Professor of Economics and Law at University of Texas at Arlington)
      • Custom and the Formalization of Mineral Property Rights: Evidence from the Supreme Court of Colorado, 1868-1895 — Eric Alston, Faculty Director of Hernando de Soto Capital Markets Program, Leeds School of Business at 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 at University of Central Arkansas
      • Prime Land, Property Rights, and Paternalism: Economic Performance and  Resource Endowments on American Indian Reservations — Bryan Leonard, Assistant Professor in School of Sustainability at Arizona State University (co-authored with Terry L. Anderson, John and Jean DeNault Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution at Stanford University and Dominic Parker, Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics at University of Wisconsin-Madison)
      • Beef Cattle Producers' Response to Endangered Species Regulations — Trey Malone, Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics at Michigan State University (co-authored with Richard Melstrom, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics at Oklahoma State University)
      • Oil Rents and State Economic Policy — Dean Stansel, Research Associate Professor, O'Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom, Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University (co-authored with Colin O'Reilly, Assistant Professor of Economics, Heider College of Business at Creighton University)
      • The Political Economy of Water Rights in Southern Arizona - Late 19th Century — Mario Villareal-Diaz, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Associate Director, Center for Philosophy of Freedom at University of Arizona
      • Developing Together? Understanding the Interaction between Federal Lands, Amenity-Based Tourism and Extractive Industries— Ryan Yonk, Assistant Research Professor, Department of Economics and Finance at 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 at 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 at the University of Oklahoma (co-authored with Beatriz Maldonado, Assistant Professor of Economics at College of Charleston)
    • September 22 — Ride-Sharing, Fatal Crashes, and Crime — Sean Mulholland, Professor of Economics at Western Carolina University (co-authored with Angela Dills, Professor of Economics at Western Carolina University)
    • September 29 — Craigslist's Effect on Violence Against Women — Gregory DeAngelo, Assistant Professor of Economics at West Virginia University (co-authored with Scott Cunningham, Associate Professor of Economics at Baylor University and John Tripp, Assistant Professor of Information Systems at Baylor University)
    • October 13 — Political Systems, Institutional Memory, and Economic Freedom — Todd Nesbit, Assistant Professor of Economics at Ball State University (co-authored with Peter Calcagno, Professor of Economics at College of Charleston, Beatriz Maldonado, Assistant Professor of Economics at College of Charleston and Frankie Zeager, University of Virginia)
    • October 20 — Government Growth, Institutional Erosion, and the Fiscal Squeeze: Nebraska as a Case Study — Diana Thomas, Associate Professor of Economics at Creighton University (co-authored with Michael Thomas, Assistant Professor of Economics at Creighton University)
    • October 27 — Liberty vs. Security - The Non-Existent Tradeoff — David Henderson, Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution and Professor Emeritus of Economics at the Naval Postgraduate School
    • November 3 — The Effect of Occupational Licensing on Consumer Welfare: Evidence from Early Midwifery Laws and Maternal Mortality — Mark Anderson, Associate Professor of Economics at Montana State University
    • November 10 — Bank Lending and Interest on Excess Reserves — Thomas Hogan, Assistant Professor of Finance at Troy University
    • December 1 — Human Capital and its Critics: Gary Becker, Institutionalism, and Anti-Neoliberalism — Lawrence H. White, Professor of Economics at George Mason University


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