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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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."
"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."
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."
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.
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.
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.
As part of its Missouri Growth Project, the CEE commissioned research by Michael Podgursky of the University of Missouri, Eric Hanushek of Stanford University, and several authors from Texas A&M University.