Rosemarie Fike

Rosemarie Fike

Instructor
Texas Christian University

Rosemarie Fike is an Instructor of Economics at Texas Christian University. She is an alumna of both the Mercatus MA Fellowship program at George Mason University and the Mercatus Adam Smith Fellowship program. 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 interests include institutions and economic development as well as political economy. Her dissertation examines how institutions consistent with the concept of economic freedom impact the lives and status of women.

Blog Posts

Entrepreneurs are evading regulations to bring you beer and marijuana cleanses.

All of the brainpower and raw materials that go into evading liquor laws or helping people pass drug tests could have been used for something more valuable (like just making more beer).

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Creative destruction made my iPod obsolete

With each disruptive innovation comes progress when consumers prefer newer products or processes over what came before.

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When to walk away: Overcoming the sunk cost fallacy

If there is a single aspect of the economic way of thinking that I struggle to put into practice, it’s the idea of letting go of my sunk costs.

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Why people fail at New Year’s resolutions — and how you can succeed

Keeping most New Year’s resolutions involves incurring a high marginal cost on a regular basis in exchange for a minuscule marginal benefit.

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How to get millions of people working for you

“The real price of everything, what everything really costs to the man who wants to acquire it, is the toil and trouble of acquiring it.” — Adam Smith

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