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Our Mission

The Purdue University Research Center in Economics (PURCE) is populated by a variety of faculty and graduate students, all united around a common desire to produce unbiased and rigorous policy-relevant economic research. To date, faculty within PURCE have conducted important and timely research within the fields of labor economics, econometrics, industrial organization and health economics, among others.

Our mission is to have PURCE become widely recognized for the quality and rigor of its research, for its success in developing, supporting and placing Ph.D. students in Economics, and for its record of finding homes for its research in leading academic journals. In addition, an important goal of PURCE is to disseminate, in a non-technical and jargon-free way, the research findings of its affiliates, so that those findings might be widely understood by a general audience. A variety of videos contained on this site lead the viewer through a sample of research questions investigated by PURCE affiliates, with particular emphasis placed on the policy implications of the associated findings.