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Economic Freedom and Women’s Wellbeing

April 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT


Are markets forces of oppression for women, or do they provide women with an important means through which they might be able to improve their lives? This presentation explores this important question by examining the empirical relationship between economic freedom and a variety of measures of women’s wellbeing. We will also learn about how economic freedom is measured, highlight some of the legal barriers to exercising economic freedom that only apply to women in many parts of the world, and think about the economic implications of limiting the scope of women’s’ participation in the market.

This event is free and open to the public. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/economic-freedom-and-womens-wellbeing-with-rosemarie-fike-tickets-594975867837

More about the speaker:Rosemarie Fike is an instructor of economics at Texas Christian University. She is an alum of both the Mercatus MA Fellowship, the Mercatus Adam Smith Fellowship program, and was a Mercatus Visiting Dissertation Fellow. After completing her MA in economics at George Mason University, she completed her PhD in economics at Florida State University where she worked as both a research and teaching assistant to James D. Gwartney. Rosemarie earned a BS in business administration with concentrations in economics, finance, and investment management from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.

Her research seeks to understand how economic institutions impact women’s wellbeing. She is an annual contributor to the Fraser Institute’s Economic Freedom of the World Index, and the author of the Women and Progress Report.



April 10
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT


Bastiat Society, Fort Worth
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Tommy’s Hamburger Grill & Patio
2455 Forest Park Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76110 United States
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