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.
- January 20 — Historical Influences on Current Economic Freedom — Stephan Gohmann, BB&T Distinguished Professor of Free Enterprise and Professor of Economics at University of Louisville
- February 10 — Expansion of the Voting Franchise and Income Tax Adoption: Evidence from U.S. States — Maria Tackett, Assistant Professor of Economics at Gonzaga University
- February 24 — Cultural Paternalism & the Libertarian Club Conundrum — Anthony Gill, Professor of Political Science at University of Washington
- March 31 — Currency Depreciation and the Monetary Adjustment Process: Reconsidering Lord King's Contributions — Joseph Salerno, Professor of Economics at Pace University (co-authored with Carmen Dorobat)
- April 21 — The Spread of Improvement: Why Innovation Accelerated in Britain, 1547-1851 — Anton Howes, Post-Doctoral Research Associate at Political Theory Project at Brown University
- April 28 — Normative Interests and Eudaimonia — Mark LeBar, Professor of Philosophy at Florida State University
- May 23 — Care to Wager Again? An Appraisal of Paul Ehrlich's Counter-Bet Offer to Julian Simon — Pierre Desrochers, Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Toronto Mississauga (co-authored with Joanna Szurmak and Vincent Geloso)