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.