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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 2022 

    • August 26 — Segregation Legacies: Coercion, Resistance, and the Geography of Indigenous Enclaves in Mexico — Jenny Guardado Rodriguez, Assistant Professor of Economics at Georgetown University
    • September 9 — Laissez-Faire Democracy? — Christopher Freiman, Associate Professor of Philosophy at William & Mary
    • September 16 — The Fractured-Land Hypothesis — Mark Koyama, Associate Professor of Economics at George Mason University
    • September 23 — Noxious Government Markets: Evidence From the International Arms Trade — Christopher J. Coyne, Professor of Economics at George Mason University
    • September 30 — Machine Gun Politics: Why Politicians Cooperate with Criminal Groups — Jessie Trudeau, Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Center for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Brown University
    • October 14 — Bribery — Henry Thompson, Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Mississippi
    • October 21 — Language and Ideology — Yang Zhou, Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of North Texas
    • November 4 — The Transmission of Monetary Policy Shocks through the Markets for Reserves and Money — Peter Ireland, Murray and Monti Professor of Economics at Boston College
    • November 11 — Identification of Right-Wing Extremist Discursive Rhetoric and its Effects on Political Violence: A Case Study on Parler — David Muchlinski, Assistant Professor of International Affairs at Georgia Institute of Technology
    • December 2 — Measuring Long-Run Constitutional Textual Entrenchment and Its Effects — Eric Alston, Faculty Director of the Hernando de Soto Capital Markets Program at University of Colorado Boulder

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