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


September 23, 2021

It's the Vaccine, Stupid

Op-Ed by CEE Senior Fellow Rik Hafer describes how vaccination, including employer mandates, are key to a sustained economic recovery.

September 16, 2021

Hammond Institute Among the Top-Ranked for Research

The latest rankings of economics researchers place the Institute among the top 9% of departments in the world, 10th in the West North Central Region, and 4th in Missouri.

September 15, 2021

The Fed’s Record of Failure With Quantitative Easing

CEE Senior Research Fellow Dan Thornton's letter in the Wall Street Journal argues that the Fed's distortion of credit allocation has been largely ineffective.

July 6, 2021

Opinion: Rising Inflation Rate Spurs Monetary Policy Debate

Springfield Business Journal Op-Ed discussing of the inflation warnings from CEE director Rik Hafer and CEE senior research fellow Gerald Dwyer.

June 18, 2021

Higher Inflation Likely to Last

Op-Ed: CEE Director Rik Hafer and CEE Senior Research Gerald Dwyer tackle the question of inflation, warning that the Fed needs to act before inflation gets uncomfortably high.

May 19, 2021

New Leadership for the Duree Center for Entrepreneurship

Quentin Ortega has been hired to oversee ITEN and The Duree Center for Entrepreneurship, both housed within the Robert W. Plaster School of Business & Entrepreneurship.


October 21, 2021

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The State of the Liberal Project

A virtual event in the HF Langenberg Memorial Speaker Series features Peter Boettke of George Mason University.

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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.

April 22, 2021


The Future of


This virtual panel in the HF Langenberg Memorial Speaker Series, with Lawrence White of George Mason University and David Andolfatto of the St. Louis Fed.

February 25, 2021


The Slow Work of Revitalizing
St. Louis

Lucas Rouggly & Lenny Barber from LOVEtheLOU will discuss their own friendship and their shared vision for their Vandeventer and Kingsway West neighbors.


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