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The Hammond Institute for Free Enterprise is a research and education center in the Plaster College of Business and Entrepreneurship that examines market-oriented approaches to economic and social issues. A significant role of the Institute is to help foster student and faculty scholarship and achievement throughout the Plaster College. 


July 21, 2022

Sex and the Business Cycle

Institute and CAE director Howard Wall's newest research paper has appeared in Applied Economics. It reconsiders the differences between the sexes in the effects of recessions in the US.

July 21, 2022

Money Supply and Inflation: Where’s the Proof?

CAE Senior Fellow Dan Thornton has a letter in the Wall Street Journal questioning the evidence for assertions made in recent pieces by Steve Hanke and John Greenwood

July 19, 2022

What the Inflation Report Means to Your Family

Hammond Institute Director speaks with Mike Ferguson on American Viewpoints about the latest inflation report and what it means for policy, you, and the future.

July 10, 2022

Economic Outlook: "Fingers Crossed"

Hammond Institute director Howard Wall spoke on KMOX about the uncertain state the US economy. The mix of strengths and risks mean a rocky, smooth, or maybe just bumpy road ahead.

July 5, 2022

Inflation and the Full Faith and Credit of the United States

CAE Senior Fellow Dan Thornton in the Wall Street Journal pointing out "the issue isn’t whether the U.S. will repay its debt, but whether it can service the debt."

June 15, 2022

Student Outcomes and Spending on Teachers

The latest paper in the CAE Policy Series examines the link between spending on teachers and proficiency in Math and English for Missouri schools after the Great Recession.



Election Security Panel with the Show-Me Institute

February 10, 2022

Four election officials will explain how they keep Missouri’s elections secure, offer suggestions for how to improve election security, and answer questions.


Black Liberation Through the Marketplace

February 15, 2022

Rachel Ferguson of Concordia University Chicago, who will discuss her new book, coauthored with Marcus Witcher.


Economic Education Center Events and Webinars

Various dates

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

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The State of the Liberal

October 21, 2021

Peter Boettke, University Professor of Economics and Philosophy at George Mason University. An event in the HF Langenberg Memorial Speaker Series.

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