Bridwell Institute for Economic Freedom

Upcoming Events

Public Programs:

Flourishing and a Free Society

Topic: The Political Economy of Immigration and Institutions
 Ben Powell, Executive Director of the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University 
When: Tuesday, March 30, 6:00 pm-7:15 pm


Texas Economic Forum Webinar

Topic: What’s Next? Issues and Opportunities for the State’s Economy
W. Michael Cox, SMU; Vance Ginn, Texas Public Policy Foundation; Pia Orrenius, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
When: Tuesday, May 4, 1:00 pm, 


Upcoming Workshops (Open to SMU Faculty, Staff, and Students):

Topic: Dark Web Drug Markets and Cartel Violence
Featuring: Brian J. Meehan, Assistant Professor of Economics, Campbell School of Business, Berry College
When: Friday, April 30, 10:00am Central

Topic: The Clear Expectation of Cultural Betterment in the Face of Rising Living Standards
Ryan Murphy, Research Associate Professor at Southern Methodist University 
Friday, February 26, 1:30pm Central

Topic: Using Property Rights to Fight Crime: The Khaya Lam Project
Featuring: Keri Lawson, Graduate Research And Teaching Assistant at West Virginia University
When: Wednesday, January 27, 10:00am Central


Other Programs:

Undergraduate Student Colloquium
Each semester the Bridwell Institute hosts a select group of undergraduate students from various schools to participate in a discussion colloquium. Sponsored by the Institute for Humane Studies, this day-long colloquium will center on informal, yet serious, discussion with just 15 participants. For more information, please reach out to Meg Tuszynski at