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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 2021 

    • January 29 — Graduate Student Workshop — The Effect of Sanctions on Economic Freedom — Gor Mkrtchian, Research Assistant at Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University and Paying in Advance? Political Survival and Military Expenditure — Henry Moncrieff, Research Assistant at Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University
    • February 5 — Graduate Student Workshop — The Political Economy of Lighthouses in Antebellum America — Justin Callais, Research Assistant at Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University and Still a Neo-Classical Anomaly? Re-Examining Income and Input Convergence — Daniel Sánchez-Piñol, Research Assistant at Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University
    • February 12 — Bad Men, Good Roads, Jim Crow, and the Economics of Southern Chain Gangs — Howard Bodenhorn, Professor of Economics at Clemson University
    • February 19 — Leadership and Organizations — Lee Alston, Professor of Economics at Indiana University Bloomington
    • February 26 — Right-to-Work and Employment and Establishment Mobility: A Spatial Border Analysis — Todd Nesbit, Assistant Professor of Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Economics and Assistant Director of the Institute for the Study of Political Economy at Ball State University
    • March 5 — The Calculus of Dissent: Bias and Conformity in FOMC Forecasts  — Thomas Hogan, Senior Research Fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research
    • March 26 — What Did Adam Smith Mean? The Semantics of the Opening Key Principles in the Wealth of Nations — Bart Wilson, Donald P. Kennedy Endowed Chair in Economics and Law at Chapman University
    • April 2 — A Cognitive Approach to Stakeholder Enrollment Under Knightian Uncertainty — Peter Klein, W. W. Caruth Endowed Chair of the Department of Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation at Baylor University
    • April 16 — Consumer Sovereignty and W.H. Hutt's Critique of the Colour Bar — Art Carden, Professor of Economics at Samford University
    • April 23 — Are Economic Arguments Against Immigration Missing the Boat? The Institutional Effect of the Mariel Boatlift — Claudia Williamson, Probasco Distinguished Chair of Free Enterprise and Professor of Economics at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
    • April 30 — Don't TREAD on Anyone: The Political Economy and Effectiveness of Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems — Sean Mulholland, Professor of Economics at Western Carolina University
    • May 7 – Testing Stiglitz: Rent-Seeking and Income Distribution – Stephen C. Miller, Adams-Bibby Chair of Free Enterprise at Troy University.

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