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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 2018 

    • January 19 — The Political/Ideological Orientation of Visiting Speakers on 200 American Campuses: Restoring Intellectual Competition — Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor of Economics Emeritus at Ohio University
    • January 26 — The Federal Reserve in the Shadow of the Bank of Japan — Gerald O'Driscoll, Senior Fellow at Cato Institute
    • February 2 — Modeling the Industrial Revolution as a Novel Economic Good, a Contribution Good — Terence Kealey, Professor of Clinical Biochemistry at the University of Buckingham and Visiting Senior Fellow at Cato Institute
    • February 16 — The Impact of New Deal Agricultural Programs — Price Fishback, Thomas R. Brown Professor of Economics at the University of Arizona
    • February 23 — Civil Asset Forfeiture, Crime, and Police Incentives: Evidence from the Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984 — Carl Kitchens, Assistant Professor of Economics at Florida State University
    • March 2 — The Problem with Sense 5b: How the Redefinition of 'Science' in English c. 1860 Has Haunted Our Scientific Life — Deirdre McCloskey, Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communications at the University of Illinois at Chicago
    • March 23 — The Riksbank during Frihetstiden: Lessons about Paper Money from Early Central Banking — Joshua Hendrickson, Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Mississippi
    • April 6 — Tax Incidence and Tax-Based Measures of Inequality in the United States, 1917-1941 — Phillip Magness, Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics at Berry College
    • April 13 — Mass Incarceration and the War on Drugs — Scott Cunningham, Associate Professor of Economics at Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University
    • April 20 — Parameterizing Moral Intuitions Based on Euvoluntary Exchange — Michael Munger, Professor of Political Science at Duke University
    • April 27 — You Say You Want a (Rose) Revolution? The Effects of Georgia's 2004 Market Reforms — Robert Lawson, Jerome M. Fullinwider Endowed Centennial Chair in Economic Freedom at O'Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom at the Southern Methodist University
    • May 4 — Political Economy of Cultural Districts: The Diffusion of Cultural District Laws Across U.S. States — Amir Neto, Ph.D. Candidate at Department of Economics at West Virginia University

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