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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 2016  Spring 2016  Fall 2015  Spring 2015  Fall 2014  

Spring 2014  Fall 2013

Fall 2023 

    • September 8 — Testing Political Antitrust — Nolan McCarty, Susan Dod Brown Professor of Politics and Public Affairs, Princeton University
    • September 15 —  Money and Business Cycles: A Historical Comparison — Peter Ireland, Murray and Monti Professor of Economics, Boston College
    • September 22 —  Do Campaign Finance Regulations Limit the 'Actuality and Appearance' of Corruption? — Jeffrey Milyo, Professor of Economics, University of Missouri
    • September 29 — Toward a Methodologically Consistent Measure of Income Inequality in the United States, 1917-2020 — Phillip Magness, F.A. Hayek Chair of Economics and Economic History, American Institute for Economic Research
    • October 6 — Deficit as Policy: Widening the Scope of Debt-Financed Spending in the United States, 1792-Present — Peter Calcagno, Professor of Economics, College of Charleston
    • October 13 — Socially Distributed Ignorance — Hrishikesh Joshi, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, The University of Arizona
    • October 20 — Raising the Bar: A Prosperity Line for Global Inclusion — Lant Pritchett, Visiting Professor, School of Public Policy, London School of Economics
    • November 10 — The Political Economy of Criminal Governance — David Skarbek, Professor of Political Science and Political Economy, Brown University

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