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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 2013


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
    • February 5 — Graduate Student Workshop — The Political Economy of Antebellum  America — Justin Callais, Research Assistant at Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University and Income Convergence and Economic Crisis — 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 — TBA — Todd Nesbit, Assistant Professor of Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Economics at Ball State University
    • March 5 — Fed Forecasting since the Great Recession — Thomas Hogan, Senior Research Fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research
    • March 26 — TBA — Bart Wilson, Donald P. Kennedy Endowed Chair in Economics and Law at Chapman University
    • April 2 — TBA — Peter Klein, Professor of Entrepreneurship at Baylor University
    • April 16 — TBA — 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, 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 — TBA — Ryan Oprea, Professor of Economics at University of California, Santa Barbara

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