Faculty members travel to Europe for market road show

By Andrew Gleinser

 Posted on: DailyToreador.com

Three Texas Tech faculty members affiliated with Tech’s Free Market Institute traveled through Europe this spring as part of the 2015 Free Market Road Show.

Benjamin Powell, a professor of economics in the Jerry S. Rawls College of Business Administration, Kathleen Sheehan, an instructor of applied business economics in the Rawls College, and Adam Martin, an assistant professor of agricultural and applied economics in the Rawls College, participated in panel discussions and delivered presentations throughout Europe, according to a Tech news release.

Powell, the director of the Free Market Institute who specializes in economics in the area of energy, economics and law, participated in programs in Greece and Hungary, according to the release.

Sheehan, a post-doctoral research associate with the Free Market Institute, participated in programs in Bulgaria, Macedonia, Kosovo, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, according to the release.

Martin, a political economy research fellow with the Free Market Institute, participated in programs in Lithuania, Poland, Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia and Turkey, according to the release.

“It is refreshing to hear young, well-trained academics from Texas Tech’s Free Market Institute speak at the Free Market Road Show,” Barbara Kolm, FMRS executive director, said in the release. “With their enthusiasm for free markets and entrepreneurship, they not only won the hearts and souls of the thousands of students in our audience but also critical journalists and politicians.”

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