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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 2019 

    • September 6 — Neo-Classical and Endogenous Growth Theory: An Austrian Critique — Jeffrey Rogers Hummel, Professor of Economics, San Jose State University
    • September 13 — A Hayekian Open Community — Chad van Schoelandt, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Tulane University
    • September 20 — Were U.S. Banks Really Stable After WWII? — Christy Chapin, Associate Professor of History, University of Maryland Baltimore County
    • September 27 — Economic Freedom Convergence: Does Culture Matter? — Danko Tarabar, Assistant Professor of Economics, Winthrop University
    • October 4 — The Political Economy of Propaganda — Abigail Blanco, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Tampa
    • October 11 — The Impact of Terrorism on Social Capital: Evidence from the 2015 Charlie Hebdo Paris Shooting — Ian McDonough, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    • November 1 — Inter-tribal Conflict: Cultural Versus Economic Explanations — Bruce Benson, Emeritus Professor of Economics, Florida State University
    • November 8 — Rational Chef Theory — Ennio Piano, Assistant Professor of Economics, Middle Tennessee State University
    • November 15 — The Effects on Consumers from State-Imposed Regulation of the Payday Loan Market — Todd Zywicki, George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law, George Mason University
    • December 6 — Do Elderly Individuals Delay Claiming Social Security and Cash-out Home Equity when House Prices Appreciate? — Amanda Ross, Assistant Professor of Economics, The University of Alabama

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