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

COVID-19 Resources

The Hammond Institute has stayed busy during the pandemic and has been providing commentary available below under News and Happenings. In addition, we have created useful visual resources to help our communities stay on top of the situation. 


September 27, 2020

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

September 20, 2020

Op-Ed by CEE director Rik Hafer that has appeared in the Joplin Globe and other outlets asking the question "Are you better off now than four years ago?" Our op-eds appear in publications across Missouri and elsewhere.

September 17, 2020

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

September 15, 2020

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

August 19, 2020

A new book, co-authored by Economic Education Center director Tawni Hunt Ferrarini, offers common-sense financial advice to educators on how they can take advantage of their profession's distinctive characteristics to succeed financially.

August 17, 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.

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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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Lindenwood University

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