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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 2014  Spring 2014  Fall 2013


Spring 2022 

    • January 21 — Statelessness and the Commons: Fisheries and Economic Development in the Gaspesian Peninsula circa 1830 — Vincent Geloso, Assistant Professor of Economics at George Mason University
    • January 28 — Being Seen: How Markets Impact Our Moral Sentiments — Colin Harris, Tomson Family Assistant Professor of Law and Economics at St. Olaf College
    • February 11 — The Morality of Illicit Markets: The Soviet and Post-Soviet Case — Peter Boettke, University Professor of Economics and Philosophy at George Mason University
    • February 18 — From Free Competition to Fair Competition in the European Internal Market — Nils Karlson, President and CEO at Ratio Institute (Stockholm, Sweden)
    • February 25 — Shipwrecked by Rents — Desiree Desierto, Postdoctoral Associate at the Center for Governance and Markets at the University of Pittsburgh
    • March 4 — Following Their Leaders: Political Preferences and Public Policy — Randall Holcombe, DeVoe Moore Professor of Economics at Florida State University
    • March 25 — Bourbon Reforms and State Capacity in the Spanish Empire — Felipe Valencia Caicedo, Assistant Professor at the Vancouver School of Economics at The University of British Columbia
    • April 8 — Consumer Inflation Expectations: Daily Dynamics — Carola Binder, Associate Professor of Economics at Haverford College
    • April 22 — The Calculus of American Indian Consent: The Law and Economics of Tribal Constitutions — Louis Rouanet, Assistant Professor of Economics at Western Kentucky University
    • April 29 — The Impact of the Black Death on the Adoption of the Printing Press — Noel Johnson, Associate Professor of Economics at George Mason University
    • May 6 — Criminal Behavior during Electricity Blackouts: Evidence from Cape Town, South Africa — Kerianne Lawson, Assistant Professor of Economics in the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics at North Dakota State University

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