News and Happenings

December 25, 2018

New CEE Policy Paper on St. Louis City-County Consolidation

Joshua Hall and Josh Matti provide the economic arguments for and against city-county consolidation in St. Louis.

November 15, 2018

To Increase Prosperity Missouri Should Increase Freedom

This op-ed by Dean Stansel of Southern Methodist University summarizes research he did for the CEE on the link between economic freedom and economic outcomes in Missouri.

October 9, 2018

New Economic Education Center Launched

The Economic Education Center will be housed in Lindenwood's School of Education and will be directed by Tawni Hunt Ferrarini, the Robert W. Plaster Professor of Economic Education.

October 1, 2018

Recent Research on the Minimum Wage: Implications for Missouri

In a new CEE Policy Paper, Jonathan Meer of Texas A&M University summarizes the state of economic research and assesses the effects of potential minimum wage increases for Missouri.

August 1, 2018

Dr. Grant Black Named Assistant Director of Hammond Institute

Prior to joining Lindenwood, Black directed the Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Education, and was a teaching professor of economics at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

July 2, 2018

Is College Worth the Cost?

This op-ed by CEE director Rik Hafer explores the financial wisdom of obtaining a college degree.

June 1, 2018

Special Issue of the Missouri Policy Journal on Education and Growth in Missouri

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.

December 6, 2018

Former St. Louis Fed VP Joins as a Senior Research Fellow

Daniel L. Thornton is the newest research fellow in the Center for Economics and the Environment and will provide invaluable research expertise and experience on behalf of the Hammond Institute and Lindenwood.

October 10, 2018

Amazon's Wage Increase is Due to Market Forces

This op-ed by CEE director Rik Hafer argues that, despite claims to the contrary, Amazon's move does not mean there should be government-imposed minimum wages.

October 1, 2018

Labor Market Freedom and Economic Prosperity: How Does Missouri Compare?

In a new CEE Policy Paper, Dean Stansel of Southern Methodist University describes the extent to which Missouri constrains economic choices and, therefore, economic growth.

September 11, 2018

Washington is Not America's Brain

This op-ed by Hammond Institute research fellow Dale Walton points out ways in which the US is too large and complex to be run from Washington, DC.

July 30, 2018

Hammond Institute Holds College Credit Course for High School Students

From July 16 – 27, the Hammond Institute’s Justice American Style Program held a course on campus called Justice & the Constitution.

June 15, 2018

What is Entrepreneurship and Why is it Important?

Op-ed by Duree Center director Craig Felzien explaining how entrepreneurship is an essential element of American free enterprise.