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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.

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Policy Luncheon 

mike-eriksen.jpgWe are pleased to host an economic policy discussion and luncheon, “The Changing Location of Affordable Housing in Indiana" with Professor of Economics Mike Eriksen, on campus Wednesday, October 5. 

Housing in Indiana remains the most affordable in the nation, although significant gaps in affordability still exist for some households. Recent research suggests significant increases in lifetime earnings for impoverished children raised in moderate-income neighborhoods, although the majority of subsidized housing is located in the highest poverty areas. 

Dr. Eriksen, director of the Dean V. White Real Estate Finance Program, will discuss changing trends in income and housing affordability within and across Indiana, especially as compared to regional peers. He will also discuss how recently enacted federal policies will affect incentives for both developers and low-income households in where subsidized housing is located across the state.  

His talk will conclude with suggestions on how policymakers can make housing even more affordable in the future despite anticipated population growth.

Please register by October 3 to join us 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Eastern, October 5, 2022, Krannert’s Rawls Hall, 3rd Floor Commons.

Rawls Hall is at 100 S. Grant Street on Purdue’s West Lafayette, Indiana, campus.

Reach out to us with questions: and (765) 494-3782.

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Past PURCE Events

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