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The Purdue University Research Center in Economics (PURCE) hosts a number of events each year that highlight our faculty, their research, and the research's ability to help community groups, businesses, and government address economic challenges. The center also hosts visitors to campus for lectures and more intimate conversations; many events are open to the public while some are reserved for students or PURCE partners and supporters.

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Upcoming Policy Luncheon Considers the Opioid Crisis

The Purdue University Research Center in Economics (PURCE) invites you to a faculty talk, catered lunch, and Q&A on the current state of the opioid crisis.

Join us for our next monthly economic policy luncheon:

The Opioid Crisis: Policy Options
with Tim Moore
Associate Professor of Economics
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Eastern
Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Rawls Hall, 3rd Floor Commons
100 S. Grant Street
Purdue’s West Lafayette campus

Dr. Moore is a professor and researcher in the areas of public finance and health economics whose interests include understanding illicit drug markets and risky behaviors.

At the PURCE luncheon he will discuss current trends in the opioid crisis, the shift from misuse of prescription opioids to use of illicit opioids like heroin and fentanyl, and what policy options we have in response to the most recent problems.

Registration is required. Please register here by February 20.

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Past PURCE Events

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