News and Happenings

October 21, 2022

Don't Bother Trying to Predict Inflation: You Can't

Senior research fellow Dan Thornton's opinion piece in The Hill outlines the various reasons that inflation forecasting is difficult, or even impossible.

October 17, 2022

Tech Work in St. Louis: Past, Present, and Future

The Center for Applied Economics has partnered with TechSTL to produce an analysis of the tech sector in the St. Louis metro area, looking at the what, where, and who of tech in the region.

July 21, 2022

Sex and the Business Cycle

Institute and CAE director Howard Wall's newest research paper has appeared in Applied Economics. It reconsiders the differences between the sexes in the effects of recessions in the US.

July 19, 2022

What the Inflation Report Means to Your Family

Hammond Institute Director speaks with Mike Ferguson on American Viewpoints about the latest inflation report and what it means for policy, you, and the future.

July 5, 2022

Inflation and the Full Faith and Credit of the United States

CAE Senior Fellow Dan Thornton in the Wall Street Journal pointing out "the issue isn’t whether the U.S. will repay its debt, but whether it can service the debt."

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.

October 19, 2022

Hammond Recognized with Ceremony in the Plaster College

John Hammond, was recognized with the unveiling of new legacy walls in Harmon Hall. The event celebrated Mr. Hammond as the founder of the Institute and for his years on the University board.

October 11, 2022

CAE Receives Major Grant from the Kauffman Foundation

The Center for Applied Economics received a $300,000 grant as part of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation's Inclusive Ecosystems initiative.

July 21, 2022

Money Supply and Inflation: Where’s the Proof?

CAE Senior Fellow Dan Thornton has a letter in the Wall Street Journal questioning the evidence for assertions made in recent pieces by Steve Hanke and John Greenwood

July 10, 2022

Economic Outlook: "Fingers Crossed"

Hammond Institute director Howard Wall spoke on KMOX about the uncertain state the US economy. The mix of strengths and risks mean a rocky, smooth, or maybe just bumpy road ahead.

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.

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.