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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. 


October 21, 2022

Don't Bother Trying to Predict Inflation: You Can't

Senior research fellow Dan Thornton's opinion piece in The Hill outlines the various reasons that inflation forecasting is difficult, or even impossible.

October 19, 2022

Hammond Recognized with Ceremony in the Plaster College

John Hammond, was recognized with the unveiling of new legacy walls in Harmon Hall. The event celebrated Mr. Hammond as the founder of the Institute and for his years on the University board.

October 17, 2022

Tech Work in St. Louis: Past, Present, and Future

The Center for Applied Economics has partnered with TechSTL to produce an analysis of the tech sector in the St. Louis metro area, looking at the what, where, and who of tech in the region.

October 11, 2022

CAE Receives Major Grant from the Kauffman Foundation

The Center for Applied Economics received a $300,000 grant as part of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation's Inclusive Ecosystems initiative.

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


Langenberg Speaker Series - Phil Magness

The 1619 Project Means Never Having To Say You're Sorry

November 16, 2022

Phil Magness will discuss "Evaluating The 1619 Project: An Academic Conversation” and what it gets wrong and what it gets right.

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Business Ethics Panel

November 3, 2022

Come listen to a discussion of real-life ethical dilemmas experienced by local professionals, who include their firsthand approaches.


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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Inequality Isn't Poverty, And It's Complicated

October 20, 2022

Jason Clemens will discuss his research on inequality, its complexities, and how it differs from poverty. Part of the Langenberg Memorial Speaker Series.

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