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

The Hammond Institute has stayed busy during the pandemic and has been providing commentary and visual resources to help our communities stay up to date. Stop by regularly to see our new analyses and daily updates to our visual resources


August 05, 2020

Along with the rest of the Lindenwood campus, the Hammond Institute is readying for a Roaring Return to a re-opened campus to start the FAll 2020 semester.

August 05, 2020

LEC Director Rachel Ferguson's expert commentary in The Bridge: "Many elites want to talk about racial justice but can’t comprehend the centrality of the church to the Black American experience."

August 05, 2020

Handy charts of trends in Missouri and the St. Louis metro area, updated daily as new data become available. The page includes maps of the distribution of the pandemic across Missouri, along with charts of the county-level progress within the St. Louis metro area.

August 05, 2020

Analysis from the Hammond Institute of the disproportionate toll of COVID-19 on older Missourians, especially those aged 80 and older.

July 24, 2020

The EEC's associate director, Grant Black, was interviewed for his views on "(w)hy many see the pandemic as the right time to start a business" in the St. Louis Business Journal (subscription required)

July 12, 2020

Op-Ed by CEE director Rik Hafer that appeared in the Charlotte Observer discussing the state of the economy during the pandemic. Our op-eds appear in publications across Missouri and elsewhere.

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Economic Education Center Events

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

Feb 18, 2020

Langenberg Memorial Speaker Series

Michael Podgurksy, Saint Louis University, "Public Sector Pensions in Missouri: We're Not Illinois, But It's Worse Than It Looks"

Nov 21, 2019

Business Ethics Panel

A Liberty & Ethics bi-annual event co-hosted with the Rotary Club of St. Charles.

Nov 18, 2019

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2019

November 18-22; Featuring Clifton Taulbert and Gary Schoeniger and hosted by the Duree Center for Entrepreneurship.

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