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The Hammond Institute for Free Enterprise is a research and education center in the Plaster College of Business and Entrepreneurship that examines market-oriented approaches to economic and social issues. A significant role of the Institute is to help foster student and faculty scholarship and achievement throughout the Plaster College. 


June 15, 2022

Student Outcomes and Spending on Teachers

The latest paper in the CAE Policy Series examines the link between spending on teachers and proficiency in Math and English for Missouri schools after the Great Recession.

June 13, 2022

Podcast: Inflation is Getting Worse

Hammond Institute director Howard Wall discusses inflation and the national economy on the Show-Me Institute's podcast, There's a Policy for That.

February 11, 2022

The Fed's QE Required Better Odds Than a ‘Fighting Chance’

CAE Senior Fellow, Dan Thornton's letter in the Financial Times argues that the massive increase in the Fed's balance sheet was unnecessary and ineffective.

December 21, 2021

The Science and Policy Choices of Mask Mandates

In an article about the effectiveness of mask mandates, Hammond Institute director Howard Wall argues that vaccines make mandates less relevant and even more unpopular in Missouri.

December 20, 2021

The Cares Act is the Main Inflation Culprit

Senior Research Fellow Dan Thornton's letter in the Wall Street Journal equates the Cares Act with a monetary helicopter drop, and blames it for our current inflation woes.

December 8, 2021

The Mask Mandate Study That Never Was

Hammond Institute director Howard Wall was NewsTalkSTL discussing the misuse of data during the Covid pandemic for political purposes.



Election Security Panel with the Show-Me Institute

February 10, 2022

Four election officials will explain how they keep Missouri’s elections secure, offer suggestions for how to improve election security, and answer questions.


Black Liberation Through the Marketplace

February 15, 2022

Rachel Ferguson of Concordia University Chicago, who will discuss her new book, coauthored with Marcus Witcher.


Economic Education Center Events and Webinars

Various dates

Pandemic-resistant events from the EEC! Check out the Upcoming Workshops, Webinars, and Other Programs, Including Common Sense Economics.

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The State of the Liberal

October 21, 2021

Peter Boettke, University Professor of Economics and Philosophy at George Mason University. An event in the HF Langenberg Memorial Speaker Series.

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