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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. 


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Business Ethics Panel

November 14, 2023

A Liberty & Ethics bi-annual event for students, faculty, and the community; co-hosted with the Rotary Club of St. Charles.

Judge Douglas Ginsburg: Is The Constitution At A Crossroads?

September 15, 2023

Join us for a timely discussion of the state of the U.S. Constitution. Co-presented with NewsTalkSTL. Listen to the announcement.


October 30, 2023

Professor Howard Wall Presents to Missouri House Special Interim Committee

Center for Applied Economics Director, Howard Wall, offered a summary of his research entitled, "If You Tax Something, You Get Less of It: The Effects of Earnings Taxes On Economic Growth."

October 5, 2023

The City of St. Louis' 1% Earnings Tax Is at Risk, But Alternatives Exist

If the Missouri courts or legislature were to decide that the city must refund remote workers, there would be a budget hole, yet other cities show how it could be filled.

September 13, 2023

Howard Wall On Current Economic Issues

Professor Howard Wall talks about current economic issues and the special event this Friday evening with Judge Douglas Ginsburg at Vue 17 in Brentwood.

August 1, 2023

Earnings Tax Research Featured in Forbes

Research by CAE director Howard Wall has started receiving national attention. Forbes has a detailed discussion of the research and its implications.

August 1, 2023

Teaching About Today’s Economic Numbers

EEC director Tawni Hunt Ferrarini and coauthors' paper in Social Education compares today’s macro indicators with the 1970s stagflation for a deeper understanding of economic principles.

July 24, 2023

CAE Research Featured in St. Louis Post-Dispatch

David Nicklaus: It’s time to find alternatives to the harmful St. Louis earnings tax. Column discussing CAE director Howard Wall's new research.

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