Ben Powell has made the following exciting announcement --
Dr. Edward Stringham and Dr. Adam Martin to Join the Free Market Institute
The Free Market Institute is pleased to announce that Dr. Edward Stringham and Dr. Adam Martin will be joining Texas Tech University as Faculty Affiliates of the Free Market Institute beginning in the fall of 2014. Dr. Stringham will have a faculty appointment as an Associate Professor of Economics in the Area of Energy, Economics and Law in the Jerry S. Rawls College of Business Administration. Dr. Martin will have a faculty appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics in the College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources.
Dr. Stringham will join Texas Tech University from Fayetteville State University where he is Lloyd V. Hackley Endowed Professor for the Study of Capitalism and Free Enterprise. Prior to that position, he served as Shelby Cullom Davis Visiting Associate Professor of American Business and Economic Enterprise at Trinity College and Associate Professor of Economics at San Jose State University.
Dr. Stringham is the editor of the Journal of Private Enterprise and past president of the Association of Private Enterprise Education. He is the editor of two books and author of more than two dozen articles in refereed journals, including Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, and Public Choice. His forthcoming book, Private Governance, will be published by Oxford University Press.
Dr. Stringham's research has been discussed on more than 100 broadcast stations and in hundreds of newspapers worldwide, including many of the highest circulating newspapers in the United States. He earned his doctorate in economics from George Mason University in 2002 and has won several awards including Paper of the Year Award from the Association of Private Enterprise Education and Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award from the School of Business and Economics at Fayetteville State University.
Dr. Martin will join Texas Tech University from King's College London where he is a Lecturer in Political Economy and Leader of the Rationality, Choice, and Uncertainty Research Group. Prior to that position, he was a post-doctoral fellow at the Development Research Institute at New York University and has been a visitor at the Center for the History of Political Economy at Duke University and the Social Ontology Group at Cambridge University.
Dr. Martin's research interests focus on the intersection of philosophy, politics and economics and include Austrian economics, economic methodology, economic development and public choice. The main thread of his work concerns the relevance of Frank Knight's distinction between risk and uncertainty for contemporary political economy. His research has been published in Journal of Economic Methodology andPublic Choice among other scholarly outlets. He is the recipient of the 2013 Gordon Tullock Prize for Best Paper in Public Choice by a Junior Scholar, awarded for his paper (co-authored with Diana W. Thomas), "Two-tiered political entrepreneurship and the congressional committee system."
In addition to advancing his scholarly research program, Dr. Martin serves as a member of the Board of Scholars for the Founation for Economic Education, Director of the Humane Studies Fellowship for the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University and judge for the Carl Menger Essay Contest for the Society for the Development of Austrian Economics, an undergraduate essay competition he co-founded.
The faculty and staff of the Free Market Institute are excited to welcome both Dr. Stringham and Dr. Martin to the Texas Tech University community.
I expect amazing news to continue to come from Ben Powell's Free Market Institute and the various research and educational innovations that he initiates there.
I have been spending a lot of time in the Buchanan archives lately, and in one unpublished set of remarks Buchanan gave to honor Hayek in 1979 he explains how important research and education centers such as the Free Market Institute are for the advancement of ideas in economics and political economy. Buchanan also argues in those remarks that to build those centers of learning we must marry property rights economics, law and economics, public choice, and Austrian economics. Powell, Stringham and Martin form the nucleus of a great team right along the lines that Buchanan lays out.
As they might say in Lubbock -- "Guns Up Red Raiders"