The Hammond Institute for Free Enterprise is a research and education center that examines market-oriented approaches to economic and social issues. 


COVID-19 in Missouri and the St. Louis Metro Area

Handy visual resources to illustrate trends and patterns of COVID-19 in Missouri and the St. Louis area. Updated as new data become available.

Eroding Trust Can Also Erode the U.S. Economy

Op-Ed by CEE director Rik Hafer argues that rebuilding trust will be critical not only for our politics but also to shore up the foundations of our economic system.

The GameStop Revolution and the $15 Minimum Wage

Hammond Institute director, Howard Wall, was a guest on the Show-Me Institute's podcast discussing the GameStop revolution and the proposal to raise the national minimum wage to $15.

Economic Freedom in Missouri Improves

Op-ed by CEE Director Rik Hafer explains how Missouri' fares in the latest Economic Freedom in North American report from the Fraser Institute.

The Hammond Institute Mourns the Loss of Walter Williams

The Hammond Institute mourns the loss of one of its great friends, Dr. Walter Williams, who passed away yesterday. Walter visited the Institute in 2019 for the event “Is the Constitution Still Relevant?

The Hammond Institute Joins the Fraser Institute's EFNA Network

The Hammond Institute is proud to announce our membership in the Economic Freedom in North America (EFNA) Network, based at the Fraser Institute in Vancouver, Canada.


February 25, 2021

The Slow Work of Revitalizing
St. Louis

Lucas Rouggly & Lenny Barber from LOVEtheLOU will discuss their own friendship and their shared vision for their Vandeventer and Kingsway West neighbors.

Various dates

Economic Education Center Events and Webinars

Pandemic-resistant events from the EEC! Check out the Upcoming Workshops, Webinars, and Other Programs, Including Common Sense Economics.

December 2, 2020

After the Drug War: Marijuana and Narcotics Legalization in the US

Virtual panel discussion in the Public Policy Forum. Why have public attitudes toward drugs changed so much, and what are the possibilities going forward?

October 28, 2020

COVID-19 and its Policy Trade-Offs: An Assessment

This virtual panel discussion was part of the HF Langenberg Memorial Speaker Series, with Jeremy Horpedahl and Stephen Smith.


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