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. 


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

Dale Walton, associate professor of International Relations and senior research fellow in the Hammond Institute, discusses his varied experience and the evolution of his teaching and research

Op-ed by CEE director Rik Hafer arguing that whoever wins the election will face a formidable task in righting the economy. Our op-eds appear in publications across Missouri and elsewhere.

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.

Our first virtual event is part of the HF Langenberg Memorial Speaker Series, and is on a topic that is near and not-so dear to our hearts: COVID-19 and the Policy Trade-Offs.

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.


October 28, 2020

COVID-19 and its Policy Trade-Offs: An Assessment

Join us for this virtual panel discussion. Part of the HF Langenberg Memorial Speaker Series. Registration is required.

Various dates

Economic Education Center Events

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

February 18, 2020

Public Sector Pensions in MO: We're Not Illinois, But It's Worse Than It Looks

Michael Podgursky of St. Louis University at the Missouri Athletic Club, West. Part of the HF Langenberg Memorial Speaker Series.

October 28, 2020

Business Ethics Panel

Twice-annual event for students and faculty, co-hosted by the Liberty & Ethics Center and the St. Charles Rotary Club. Featuring LU president John Porter.


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