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


COVID-19 in Missouri and the St. Louis Metro Area

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

Economic Freedom in Missouri Improves

Op-ed by CEE Director Rik Hafer explains how Missouri' fares in the latest Economic Freedom in North American report from the Fraser Institute.

The Hammond Institute Mourns the Loss of Walter Williams

The Hammond Institute mourns the loss of one of its great friends, Dr. Walter Williams, who passed away yesterday. Walter visited the Institute in 2019 for the event “Is the Constitution Still Relevant?

The Hammond Institute Joins the Fraser Institute's EFNA Network

The Hammond Institute is proud to announce our membership in the Economic Freedom in North America (EFNA) Network, based at the Fraser Institute in Vancouver, Canada.

Trump's Tariffs Tank Jobs

Op-ed by CEE Director Rik Hafer evaluates and explains why higher tariffs have had the opposite of their intended effects on jobs and the economy.

The Hammond Institute Joins "Think Tank Thursday"

Since September, Institute director Howard Wall has been a monthly guest on the Gary Nolan Show’s “Think Tank Thursday,” which highlights the work of think tanks across the country.


December 2, 2020

After the Drug War: Marijuana and Narcotics Legalization in the US

Virtual panel discussion in the Public Policy Forum. Why have public attitudes toward drugs changed so much, and what are the possibilities going forward?

Various dates

Economic Education Center Events and Webinars

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

October 28, 2020

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

This virtual panel discussion was part of the HF Langenberg Memorial Speaker Series, with Jeremy Horpedahl and Stephen Smith.

February 18, 2020

Public Sector Pensions in MO: We're Not IL, 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.


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