About the IMS

The Institute for Market Studies (IMS) at Mississippi State University was created in 2015 to support the study of markets.


The Institute for Market Studies supports the study of markets and provides a deeper understanding regarding the role of markets in creating widely shared prosperity.

The Institute brings together leading scholars in economics, finance, and international business. Research interests include analysis of the market process, corporate control, bureaucracy and regulation theory, shadow economies, and informal institutions. Research questions are motivated by current economic and financial issues.