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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 2020 

    • September 11 — The Socialist Calculation Debate's Centennial: New Challenges, State Capacity, and State Capitalism — Leonid Krasnozhon, Associate Professor of Economics, Loyola University New Orleans
    • September 18 — Sorting Out the Aid-Corruption Nexus — Andrew Young, Professor of Economics, Rawls College of Business, Texas Tech University
    • September 25 — Closing the STEM Gender Gap: Choice, Access, and Policies in Mexico City High Schools — Andrew Dustan, Assistant Professor of Economics, Vanderbilt University
    • October 2 — Institutional Change and Entrepreneurial Choice: A Model of Rent-Seeking Derived from U.S. Constitutional History — Robert Wright, Paul Coverdell Distinguished Visiting Fellow of Policy Studies, Georgia College and State University
    • October 9 — Cloudy with a Chance of Munchies: Assessing the Impact of Recreational Marijuana Legalization on Obesity Using a Synthetic Control Approach — Raymond March, Assistant Professor of Agribusiness and Applied Economics, North Dakota State University
    • October 16 — The Effects of Occupational Licensing Reform for Nurse Practitioners on Children's Health  — Moiz Bhai, Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
    • October 23 — The Political Economy of Substance Misuse During the COVID-19 Pandemic — Audrey Redford, Assistant Professor of Economics, Western Carolina University
    • October 30 — Metaphysical Realism and Avoiding the Political Idealist-Realist Dichotomy — Douglas B. Rasmussen, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, St. John's University
    • November 6 — The Elasticity of Aggregate Output with Respect to Labor and Capital — Dietrich Vollrath, Professor of Economics, University of Houston
    • November 13 — The Comparative Endurance and Efficiency of Religion  —Anthony Gill, Professor of Political Science, University of Washington
    • December 4 — Hungry for Success? SNAP Timing, High-Stakes Exam Performance, and College Attendance — Jillian Carr, Assistant Professor of Economics, Purdue University

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