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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 2015

    • January 30 — Protection and the Income Tax Amendment: Wall Street's Reaction to the Tariff Debate of 1909 — Phillip Magness, Academic Program Director, Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University
    • February 13 — Institutional Quality and Democratic Transitions — Christopher Boudreaux, Assistant Professor of Economics, Texas A&M International University
    • February 27 — Do Universities Foster Entrepreneurship and Innovation? Evidence from Academic Incubators — Peter Klein, Professor of Applied Social Sciences, University of Missouri
    • March 11 — Public Policy from the Bottom Up — Peter Boettke, University Professor of Economics and Philosophy, George Mason University
    • March 27 — Explaining the Worldwide Decline in Military Conscription: 1970-2010 — Joshua Hall, Associate Professor of Economics, West Virginia University
    • April 17 — Distributional Impacts of Fat Taxes and Thin Subsidies — Jayson Lusk, Regents Professor and Willard Sparks Endowed Chair, Department of Agricultural Economics, Oklahoma State University
    • April 22 — Multistate Health Plans: Agents for Competition or Consolidation? — Neil Meredith, Assistant Professor of Economics, West Texas A&M University

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