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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.

PURCE 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.

Monthly Economic Policy Webinars

PURCE hosts a monthly webinar and Q&A showcasing faculty research and expertise on an important public policy topic.

kevin-mumford.jpegNext up: PURCE Kozuch Director Kevin Mumford's presentation on the economic impact of COVID-19.

National measures including deaths, GDP growth, unemployment, stock market returns, and government tax revenue can provide the context needed to predict the long-lasting effects of COVID-19.

Dr. Mumford will examine the evidence on the economic effects of the pandemic on occupations, education, and the size of government. 

His presentation will be followed by a Q&A.

Please join us for our next monthly Economic Policy Webinar, The Economic Impact of COVID-19, on Thursday, January 28, 2021, from 11:00-11:45 a.m. Eastern on Zoom.

Dr. Mumford is an Associate Professor of Economics at Purdue whose research interests include the effects of public policy on education, taxation, personal finance and more.  

Please register here. A Zoom link will be provided in your registration confirmation email.

If you would like to be invited to our Economic Policy Webinars, join our mailing list by sharing your contact information with us by emailing

Annual Economic Ideas Forum

PURCE hosts an annual Economic Ideas Forum, typically in the spring. This full-day conference features faculty workshops, networking, and good food and conversation.

Our 2020 event, scheduled for April 23, was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

We look forward to offering our Forum in the future.

Past PURCE Events

Curious about what we've been up to?

We're glad to share information on past PURCE events, including our popular luncheon series, information sessions at the Indiana Statehouse, and more.