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October 30, 2023

Professor Howard Wall Presents to Missouri House Special Interim Committee

Center for Applied Economics Director, Howard Wall, offered a summary of his research entitled, "If You Tax Something, You Get Less of It: The Effects of Earnings Taxes On Economic Growth."

September 13, 2023

Howard Wall On Current Economic Issues

Professor Howard Wall talks about current economic issues and the special event this Friday evening with Judge Douglas Ginsburg at Vue 17 in Brentwood.

August 1, 2023

Teaching About Today’s Economic Numbers

EEC director Tawni Hunt Ferrarini and coauthors' paper in Social Education compares today’s macro indicators with the 1970s stagflation for a deeper understanding of economic principles.

July 7, 2023

If You Tax Something, You Get Less of It

CAE director Howard Wall's newest research finds that the earnings taxes in St. Louis and Kansas City mean reduced growth in the cities, their metro areas, and the rest of the state.

July 5, 2023

Joy Peluchette Reaches Research Milestone

A research study by Peluchette in the journal Small Group Research was recently downloaded for the 75,000th time. The work is the journal's most-downloaded and most-cited.

June 7, 2023

Hammond Institute Faculty Rake In Awards

Hammond Institute Fellows Howard Wall, Joy Peluchette, and Joseph Steineger were recognized recently by Lindenwood University for their scholarship and teaching.

May 23, 2023

Letter to the Editor of the Wall Street Journal

CAE Fellow Dan Thornton argues that overall market risk is higher because the FDIC transfers the cost of failure from risk-takers to others.

April 27, 2023

Student Research Symposium Returns

The CAE Student Research Symposium returned after a three-year pandemic hiatus. Graduating senior Santiago Echevarria won for his econometric analysis of marital affairs, "Cheat-o-metrics".

April 12, 2023

Great, Greater, and Greatest Recessions

A new paper published in the Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy by CAE director Howard Wall examines differences across states in the lengths and depths of the Great Recession.

March 2, 2023

Sex and the Business Cycle

CAE director Howard Wall's new paper calculates the differences between men and women in the lengths, depths, and total effects of their recessions for the period 1964-2019.

October 5, 2023

The City of St. Louis' 1% Earnings Tax Is at Risk, But Alternatives Exist

If the Missouri courts or legislature were to decide that the city must refund remote workers, there would be a budget hole, yet other cities show how it could be filled.

August 1, 2023

Earnings Tax Research Featured in Forbes

Research by CAE director Howard Wall has started receiving national attention. Forbes has a detailed discussion of the research and its implications.

July 24, 2023

CAE Research Featured in St. Louis Post-Dispatch

David Nicklaus: It’s time to find alternatives to the harmful St. Louis earnings tax. Column discussing CAE director Howard Wall's new research.

July 6, 2023

Are We In a Recession?

Howard Wall was on NewsTalkSTL's Mike Ferguson in the Morning talking about the economy and whether or not the US is in a recession.

June 21, 2023

CAE Research Featured in St. Louis Business Journal Op-Ed

"St. Louis' poor decisions affect the whole of Missouri" features Howard Wall's research on the effect of the St. Louis economy on the rest of the state.

June 1, 2023

What Happens in St. Louis Doesn't Stay in St. Louis

CAE director Howard Wall's updated research suggests that an extra 1000 jobs in St. Louis would cause about 300 more jobs in the rest of the state.

May 9, 2023

Plaster College Among the Top Research Institutions

Based on its faculty's research in economics, finance, and quantitative business, the Plaster College has been recognized as among the top institutions in Missouri and the world.

April 13, 2023

PPE Reading Groups Wins League Competition

The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Reading Group beat teams from five universities in a PPE tetrathlon held at Ottawa University. They plan to defend their crown in 2024.

March 6, 2023

Free Market Minutes Are Returning

The Hammond Institute's popular radio commentaries, Free Market Minutes, are returning! You can hear them throughout the week on NewsTalkSTL, or follow the link above.

January 10, 2023

Recession and Educational Attainment in Missouri Schools

In a newly published paper, CAE director Howard Wall finds that cuts in spending after the Great Recession affected student outcomes in Missouri's city schools, but not elsewhere in the state.

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