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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.

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

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

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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.

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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. Registration is required

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Analysis from the Hammond Institute of the disproportionate toll of COVID-19 on older Missourians, especially those aged 80 and older.

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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.

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Along with the rest of the Lindenwood campus, the Hammond Institute is readying for a Roaring Return to a re-opened campus to start the Fall 2020 semester.

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Rachel Ferguson, director of the Liberty & Ethics Center, was a panelist in The Voices of Culture Lecture Series at the University of Arizona's Freedom Center. The virtual event also featured Dr. Anthony Bradley of The Kings College. A video of the event can be found here.

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LEC Director Rachel Ferguson's expert commentary in The Bridge: "Many elites want to talk about racial justice but can’t comprehend the centrality of the church to the Black American experience."

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The EEC's associate director, Grant Black, was interviewed for his views on "(w)hy many see the pandemic as the right time to start a business" in the St. Louis Business Journal (subscription required)

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Op-Ed by CEE director Rik Hafer asking whether MO's urban-rural divide explains the state's slow growth. Our op-eds appear in publications across the state.

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Hammond Institute director Howard Wall joins the Show-Me Institute podcast to talk about the future of the St. Louis economy.

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Based on the quality and impact of its economics research, the Hammond Institute is among the top 9 percent of institutions in the world. Only three other academic institutions in Missouri rank higher.

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CEE Director Rik Hafer discusses his new book on the history of trout in Missouri.

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Dr. Tawni Hunt Ferrarini, the Robert W. Plaster Professor of Economic Education, has received the 2020 Patricia Elder International Award "outstanding and dedicated service and leadership" with "a significant impact on the delivery or enhancement of economic education throughout the world."

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Hammond Institute director Howard Wall's research cited to compare the demographics of the Great Recession to that of the current employment crisis. Politico

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The evidence just doesn’t support the view that a larger, more intrusive government would solve the ills we confront.

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Hammond Institute's Howard Wall: “I suspect a lot of people will still be wary and won’t be venturing out too much.”

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CEE Senior Fellow Gerald Dwyer: Not knowing the relationship between monetary policy and inflation is a risky way to conduct monetary policy. Maybe everything will work out fine; maybe not.

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This special issue is part of the CEE's Missouri Growth Project and focuses on the state's urban-rural divide. Topics include population growth, entrepreneurship, and earnings taxes.

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"Fully understanding the potential future economic impact of the virus is difficult, as spread of a disease on this scale is unprecedented in the modern world."

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Bored of watching old sporting events? Don’t have enough time to binge-watch multiple episodes of that series everyone says you should watch? We can help.

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"Come out of your elite enclave and visit a few of us. You might be surprised at how diverse we really are." Rachel Ferguson, Director of the Liberty & Ethics Center

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The award goes to a student organization tied to an academic department, which continuously operates with professionalism, dedication, and service.
 

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"While this may feel like the worst of times to many, it is a perfect time to teach children the principles & practices that can prepare them to live comfortable, secure lives, even in the midst of severe uncertainties and challenges."

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Dr. Hafer analyzes the effects of COVID-19 on local jobs, arguing that "early forecasts see it getting worse before it gets better" but "all areas of the country or the state will not, however, suffer the same employment losses."

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Dr. Ferrarini offers recommendations to help Missouri residents and business owners prepare for financial dips in the economy.

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"Don't wait for the planners to tell you what to do. Get on your social networking platforms or call someone who can, Sign up to give. Sign up to receive...We are more powerful than we think."

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"The resilience of the American people and the U.S. economy combined with these temporary measures by the government will get us through the pandemic and its economic consequences." 

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Tawni Ferrarini, Ph.D., honored for advancing economic and financial literacy.

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Grant Black, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Economics and Associate Director of the Economic Education Center, presented “Election Economics” on February 22 at the 2020 Conference of the Missouri Council for the Social Studies held at the Missouri History Museum.

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Jeanie Thies, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, was featured last week in a segment on St. Louis Public Radio, titled: More Than 6,000 Missourians on Probation or Parole Can’t Vote – Some Want to Lift the Ban.

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Rachel Ferguson, Ph.D., to be a visiting research scholar at the Eudaimonia Institute in 2020.

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Hafer discusses the direction Missouri's economic freedom is moving.

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On October 24, representatives from Lindenwood University joined with Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis to celebrate Lindenwood’s sponsorship of Junior Achievement’s BizTown program with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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Visit here for more information about Global Entrepreneurship Week 2019 - Nov. 18-20 - featuring “Who Owns the Ice House?” co-authors, Gary Schoeniger and Clifton Taulbert. 

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Our op-eds are published across the state in publications big and small.

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The Hammond Institute welcomes nearly 100 high school students from around the US to Lindenwood. The students will be participating in the Foundation for Economic Education's three-day seminar.

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Only three academic departments in Missouri rank higher in terms of the quality and impact of their economics research.

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The Hammond Institute's Free Enterprise Academy provides educational opportunities for students and wider the community.

Helping Develop the Entrepreneurial Mindset

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Thanks to the Duree Center for Entrepreneurship, there are almost 30 more people trained to help others develop their entrepreneurial mindset through the "Who Owns the Ice House?" course.

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Articles about demographic trends in Missouri and the economics of regional consolidation.