|February 5, 2015 – Benjamin W. Powell
Out of Poverty: Sweatshops in the global economy
He’s Free Market Institute director, Texas Tech University.
In 2013 he joined Texas Tech as director of the Free Market
Institute and to teach in the Rawls College of Business.
Before Texas Tech he was associate professor of economics
at Suffolk University, an assistant professor of economics at
San Jose State University and director of the Center on
Entrepreneurial Innovation at Independent Institute.
He’s a senior fellow with the Independent Institute, a
libertarian think tank. He’s North American editor of the
Review of Austrian Economics.
He became interested in economics through the writings of
Milton Friedman, F.A. Hayek, Ludwig Von Mises and Murray
His Ph.D. is from George Mason University, 2003, where
he studied Austrian Economics and Public Choice Theory.