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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 2016

    • February 19 — Crisis Facilitates Policy Change, Not Liberalization — Marshall Stocker, Portfolio Manager and Global Macro Equity Strategist, Eaton Vance Investment Managers
    • February 26 — Criminal Injustice: The System-Wide Failure of Criminal Law and Its Enforcement — Bruce Benson, Emeritus Professor of Economics, Florida State University
    • February 29 — What Matters More? Institutions or Specifications? — Robert Lawson, Jerome M. Fullinwider Centennial Endowed Chair in Economic Freedom, Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University
    • March 4 — Feud as Law — David Friedman, Professor of Law, Santa Clara University
    • March 25 — Economic Institutions and Comparative Economic Development: A Post-Colonial Perspective — Daniel Bennett, Assistant Professor of Economics, Patrick Henry College
    • April 7 — Witch Trials — Peter Leeson, Duncan Black Professor of Economics and Law, George Mason University
    • April 22 —For Her Own Good: Ideology and Interests in Progressive Era Regulation of Women's Labor — Jayme Lemke, Senior Fellow, F.A. Hayek Program, Mercatus Center at George Mason University
    • April 29 — Yes Virginia, There is a Law Merchant — Bruce Benson, Emeritus Professor of Economics, Florida State University

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