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.
- September 13 — An Exploration of States' Tax Code Complexity and Entrepreneurship — Rick Weber, Research Associate at Free Market Institute
- October 18 — Crises and Government: Some Empirical Evidence — Andrew Young, Associate Professor of Economics and BB&T Scholar at West Virginia University
- November 8 — The Chicago Fire of 1871: Bottom-Up Disaster Relief — Emily Skarbek, Lecturer in Political Economy at Kings College London