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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. 


May 23, 2023

Letter to the Editor of the Wall Street Journal

CAE Fellow Dan Thornton argues that overall market risk is higher because the FDIC transfers the cost of failure from risk-takers to others.

May 9, 2023

Plaster College Among the Top Research Institutions

Based on its faculty's research in economics, finance, and quantitative business, the Plaster College has been recognized as among the top institutions in Missouri and the world.

April 27, 2023

Student Research Symposium Returns

The CAE Student Research Symposium returned after a three-year pandemic hiatus. Graduating senior Santiago Echevarria won for his econometric analysis of marital affairs, "Cheat-o-metrics".

April 13, 2023

PPE Reading Groups Wins League Competition

The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Reading Group beat teams from five universities in a PPE tetrathlon held at Ottawa University. They plan to defend their crown in 2024.

April 12, 2023

Great, Greater, and Greatest Recessions

A new paper published in the Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy by CAE director Howard Wall examines differences across states in the lengths and depths of the Great Recession.

March 6, 2023

Free Market Minutes Are Returning

The Hammond Institute's popular radio commentaries, Free Market Minutes, are returning! You can hear them throughout the week on NewsTalkSTL, or follow the link above.



Jay Nordlinger in St. Louis: Adventures in Journalism

May 9, 2023

Join us as National Review columnist and author Jay Nordlinger surveys today's media landscape. This event is co-presented with the Show-Me Institute.


EEC Program: Get Money Smart @ Lindenwood

Tuesdays in April

Equips students, faculty, staff, and friends common-sense principles and practices to take control of their finances and be responsible decision makers.


Profit and Punishment: How America Criminalizes the Poor

April 12, 2023

Tony Messenger of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch discusses his book. The event is part of our Criminal Justice Initiative and our Public Policy Forum.

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Leave Me Alone and I'll Make You Rich

March 16, 2023

Art Carden discusses how the Bourgeois Deal from the eighteenth century granted new liberty and dignity for innovators and entrepreneurs.

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Defending America: Telling Stories We Shouldn't Tell

March 14, 2023

The Heritage Foundation’s Dakota Wood and Former US Senator Jim Talent discuss the current state of US defense policy. Hosted by NewsTalkSTL.

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