Past Events

February 18, 2020

Public Sector Pensions in Missouri: We're Not Illinois, But It's Worse Than It Looks

Michael Podgursky is the Director of the Sinquefield Center for Applied Economic Research at Saint Louis University.

His primary research focus is the economics of education, training, and labor markets, which he has published many scholarly, academic articles and policy reports on. He serves on the board of editors of several academic journals, advisory boards for various statistical agencies, research institutes, and education organizations, and he was a fellow of the George W. Bush Institute from 2010-2013. Prior to coming to SLU in 2019, he spent 23 years on the faculty at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he served as Chair of the Economics Department from 1995-2005.


Mr. Podgursky presented Public Sector Pensions in Missouri: We're Not Illinois, But It's Worse Than It Looks

This event was held at the Missouri Athletic Club-West.

Michael Podgursky (2-18-2020) - Monitor

September 13, 2019

Is The Constitution Still Relevant?

Dr. Walter E. Williams is Professor of Economics at George Mason University.

Dr. Walter E. Williams is a renowned economist, widely published author and syndicated columnist, and global speaker. He is the author of over 160 publications, which have appeared in scholarly journals, and ten books, including America: A Minority Viewpoint, The State Against Blacks, which was made into the PBS documentary “Good Intentions,” and The People’s Economist Speaks.


Dr. Walter Williams presented Is The Constitution Still Relevant?

This evening event was held at the J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts at Lindenwood University.

Walter Williams (9-13-19) - Monitor Art.

May 22, 2019

Getting Right with Reagan: The Struggle to Define True Conservatism, 1980-2016

Marcus Witcher is a Scholar-in-Residence in the History Department, and the Arkansas Center for Research in Economics (ACRE) at the University of Central Arkansas.


Dr. Marcus Witcher presented Getting Right with Reagan: The Struggle to Define True Conservatism, 1980-2016 

This event was held at the Missouri Athletic Club-West.

Marcus Witcher (5-22-19) - Monitor Art.j

October 30, 2018

Adam Smith on Justice And Social Justice

James R. Otteson is the Thomas W. Smith Presidential Chair in Business Ethics, Professor of Economics, and Executive Director of the Eudaimonia Institute at Wake Forest University

He lectures widely on Adam Smith, classical liberalism, political economy, business ethics, and related issues.

Dr. James Otteson presented on Adam Smith on Justice & Social Justice.

The event was held at the Missouri Athletic Club-West. 

James Otteson (10-30-18) - Monitor Art.j

May 8, 2018

Culture and Opportunity in America

Robert Frank of Cornell University and Charles Murray of the American Enterprise Institute discussed how culture and the economy are interlinked. Each presented his policy ideas to tackle the issue, and a Q and A was moderated by Bill McClellen of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

This event was part of the Hammond Institute's joint speaker series with 97.1 FM NewsTalk. 

October 22, 2017

Tomorrow 3.0: The New Sharing Economy

In the inaugural event of the Langenberg Speaker series, Michael Munger of Duke University presented his most recent essay, "Tomorrow 3.0: Selling Transactions Costs, Using Excess Capacity."  


The event was held at the Missouri Athletic Club-West. 

Michael Munger (10-11-17) - Monitor Art.