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Initiative for Public Choice and Market Process

The Initiative for Public Choice & Market Process is funded by BB&T and the Koch Foundation and is designed to examine and stimulate discussion of the following topics:

  • The role of government institutions in a capitalistic society
  • The relationship between government and the individual
  • The relationship between political and economic freedom
  • The moral structure of a free market economy

The success of the Initiative for Public Choice & Market Process depends on the support of foundations and private individuals who share its commitment to advancing the understanding and appreciation of the system of free minds and free markets. We are deeply grateful to all who support our venture.

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Upcoming Events

In the fall 2014, the Initiative will host Timur Kuran, John Cerasuolo, and Sarah Skwire

September 30th

Timur Kuran is a Professor of Economics and Political Science, and Gorter Family Professor of Islamic Studies at Duke University. His research focuses on (1) social change, including the evolution of preferences and institutions, and (2) the economic history and thought of the Middle East. During presentation he will discuss the economic legacy of Islam and its consequences for today's economic policies. 

October 7th

John Cerasuolo is the chairman of the Beacon Center of Tennessee. He serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of ADS Security, which is the 25th largest security firm in the United States and is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee serving the southeastern United States. 

November 5th

Sarah Skwire is a Fellow at Liberty Fund and the author of the college writing textbook Writing with a Thesis. She has published academic articles on topics as diverse as Shakespeare and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and her writing has appeared in such diverse journals as Literature and Medicine, The George Herbert Journal, and The Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 

Recent Events

Take a look at the Annual Report 2013-14 showcasing events organized by the Initiative. In 2013-14, we hosted over twenty events with over 1,000 total participants. We refined and refocused our activities concentrating on our three main programing areas: the BB&T Free Market Process Speaker Series, student development, and faculty development. This year we welcomed an additional sponsor to the program the Apgar Foundation. The Apgar Foundation awarded IPCMP $25,000 for this academic year.

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