The Purdue University Research Center in Economics (PURCE) is home to 24 Krannert School of Management faculty who use empirical microeconometric methods in their research, and 11 Ph.D. students trained in these methods.
We create and share unbiased, data-driven insights into how laws, regulations and government programs affect the market economy and the well-being of individuals and society.
PURCE engages policymakers, community groups, fellow academics, business leaders and more by hosting economic policy luncheons featuring PURCE faculty discussing their research; an annual Economic Ideas Forum; and guest lectures by distinguished economics researchers.
Our research has several focus areas, including crime and the legal system, education, energy regulation, taxation, and trade and globalization.
Explore our site to learn more about our research and how you can get involved.