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News and Happenings

December 17, 2019

Ferguson to visit Wake Forest University as a Research Scholar

Rachel Ferguson, director of the Liberty & Ethics Center, will be a visiting research scholar at the Eudaimonia Institute during the Spring 2020 semester. While there, she will collaborate with Dr. Marcus Witcher on their book, Black Liberation in the Marketplace.

October 24, 2019

Lindenwood University Sponsors Junior Achievement's BizTown Program

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.

July 17, 2019

Saving the Economy 25 Basis Points at a Time

Op-ed by CEE director Rik Hafer laments the reliance on the Fed to micromanage the economy.

July 3, 2019

Hammond Institute Ranked Among the World's Top Research Departments

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

June 10, 2019

Helping Develop the Entrepreneurial Mindset

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.

May 29, 2019

Jeanie Thies Joins the Board of the Midwest Innocence Project

Thies coordinates the Hammond Institute's Criminal Justice Reform Initiative and is professor pf public affairs and administration at Lindenwood.

May 1, 2019

Common Sense Economics for Legislators Completes its First Year

This bi-partisan program aims to improve voters’ understanding of the modern world while helping lawmakers engage constituents in meaningful conversations about economics and personal finance.

April 10, 2019

Craig Felzien Speaks at the Mississippi Entrepreneurship Forum

Felzien, the director of the Duree Center for Entrepreneurship, spoke and participated in a panel titled "The Future is Now."

April 3, 2019

Howard Wall Opens IHS/Show-Me Institute Conference "What Makes a Successful City?"

Wall, the director of the Hammond Institute, presented a talk titled "Why Do Some Cities Succeed?"

March 17, 2019

After Trumpism: American Right Populism in the Coming Post-Trump Era

Hammond Institute Research Fellow, Dale Walton, published his take on what populism will look like in the post-Trump era. It appeared in Arc Digital.

February 28, 2019

Don’t Believe the Hype -- The Better Together Plan is Oversold

Op-ed by Rik Hafer and William Rogers questioning the wisdom of punishing St. Louis County to save the city of St. Louis from itself.

January 30, 2019

Duree Center Kicks Off Lindenwood's Black History Month

Author and entrepreneur Clifton L. Taulbert spent the day at Lindenwood and gave a talk titled "“Our Stories. Our Lives. Our Times. Good People Ought Not Be Strangers."

November 25, 2019

Economic Freedom in Missouri

This op-ed by CEE director Rik Hafer, discusses how Missouri is faring with respect to economic freedom.

October 22, 2019

An Entrepreneurial Mindset is Critical for our Future

In this letter to the editor, Craig Felzien, director of the Duree Center for Entrepreneurship, lays out how the Center and Lindenwood University value the entrepreneurial mindset.

July 16, 2019

Think Like an Entrepreneur

The Hammond Institute welcomed 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.

June 26, 2019

Free Enterprise Academy Launched

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

June 3, 2019

New Issue of the Missouri Policy Journal

This issue included CEE-commissioned research on demographic trends in Missouri and the economics of regional consolidation.

May 23, 2019

Economics Day: Student Research Exposium, Honor Society Induction, and Best Student Award

The CEE sponsored the 6th Annual Research Exposium and presented student awards.

April 17, 2019

The Missing Million: Missouri’s Economic Performance Since the Moon Landing

This new research by Rik Hafer and William Rogers was presented as part of St. Louis University's Speaker Series on Economic Policy.

April 10, 2019

New Edition of Economic Episodes in American History, Co-Authored by Tawni Ferrarini

The second edition of the book, winner of the Gold NAEE Curriculum Award, is authored by Mark C. Schug, William C. Wood, Tawni Hunt Ferrarini & M. Scott Niederjohn.

April 3, 2019

Public Policy Forum: Are Educational Institutions Unwittingly Encouraging Political Toxicity?

An open discussion based on Chapter 3 – “The Untruth of Us vs. Them” – from the Coddling of the American Mind by Lukianoff and Haidt.

March 8, 2019

Black Liberation and the Marketplace

This talk by LEC director Rachel Ferguson was part of the Distinguished Speaker Series of the Arkansas Center for Economics at the University of Central Arkansas.

February 25, 2019

DECA Team Brings Home More Awards At The 2019 State Competition

Lindenwood students participated in nine of 12 business categories offered, and received awards in seven.

January 10, 2019

Presidential Attacks on the Fed Are Nothing New

This op-ed by CEE director Rik Hafer and Hammond Institute director Howard Wall describes the history of presidential attacks on Fed independence.

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