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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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Spring 2014  Fall 2013


Fall 2021 

    • September 10 — On the Complexity of Forming Mental Models — Ryan Oprea, Professor of Economics at University of California, Santa Barbara
    • September 24 — Fiscal Legibility and State Development: Theory and Evidence from Colonial Mexico — Francisco Garfias, Assistant Professor of Political Science at University of California, San Diego
    • October 1 — Why Swing State Voting Is Not (Usually) Effective Altruism: The Bad News about the Good News about Voting — Jason Brennan,  Robert J. and Elizabeth Flanagan Family Professor of Strategy, Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy at Georgetown University
    • October 8 — Scope of Practice and Opioid Prescribing Behavior of Nurse Practitioners Serving Medicare Beneficiaries — Alicia Plemmons, Assistant Professor of Economics at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
    • October 15 — Can Dollarization Constrain a Populist Leader? The Case of Rafael Correa in Ecuador — Nicolás Cachanosky, Associate Professor of Economics at Metropolitan State University of Denver
    • October 22 — Market Microstructure and Informational Efficiency — Brian Albrecht, Assistant Professor of Economics at Kennesaw State University
    • October 29 — Economic and Political Effects of Fiscal Rules: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Colombia — Luis Martinez, Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the University of Chicago
    • November 5 — The Making of Mexico: The Political Economy of Conquest and Independence — Fernando Arteaga, Academic Director of Penn Initiative for the Study of Markets and Senior Fellow at University of Pennsylvania
    • November 12 — Asymmetry in Civic Information: An Experiment on Tax Participation among Informal Firms in Togo — Paul Castañeda Dower, Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics at University of Wisconsin-Madison

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