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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. 


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.

July 7, 2023

If You Tax Something, You Get Less of It

CAE director Howard Wall's newest research finds that the earnings taxes in St. Louis and Kansas City mean reduced growth in the cities, their metro areas, and the rest of the state.

July 6, 2023

Are We In a Recession?

Howard Wall was on NewsTalkSTL's Mike Ferguson in the Morning talking about the economy and whether or not the US is in a recession.

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