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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 or Livestream

We are pleased to offer a monthly policy talk both in-person and via Zoom. 

Ananth IyerWith ships at the docks just waiting to unload, projected shortages at retailers, truck driver issues, and challenges with employee absenteeism and retention, the supply chain has been in the news a lot lately.  
Are our global supply chain problems ones that will demand some fundamental change, or are they the natural outcome when demand grows rapidly and supply is curtailed? 

Join PURCE and faculty speaker Dr. Ananth Iyer for an in-person or virtual discussion of these issues. Supply chain expert Iyer will provide some data, suggest ways to understand supply chain challenges, and explore steps companies are taking to manage these challenges. 

Professor Ananth Iyer is Senior Associate Dean at the Krannert School of Management, as well as the Susan Bulkeley Butler Chair in Operations Management and the head of the management department. 

Your host will be PURCE Kozuch director Dr. Kevin Mumford, and we'll save time for a Q&A.

Join us for:

Understanding Recent Supply Chain Challenges

Thursday, January 27, 2022

 Luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. Eastern

Krannert's Rawls Hall
3rd Floor Commons
100 South Grant Street
West Lafayette, Indiana

 Livestream begins at noon

Register for the in-person luncheon by January 24 here.

We will follow all Protect Purdue policies. All attendees are required to wear a mask covering their mouth and nose while indoors and not eating. For the January in-person luncheon, we will limit seating and will serve a box lunch.

Register for the virtual Zoom here.  Guests will join the livestream at noon with no camera or mic option. You will be able to type and submit a question a moderator can read to professor Iyer.

We look forward to welcoming you either in-person in Rawls Hall or online.

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

Past PURCE Events

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