The Purdue University Research Center in Economics (PURCE) is home to select Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business faculty who use empirical microeconometric methods in their research, and students trained in these methods. The center's affiliates create and share data-driven insights into how laws, regulations and government programs affect the market economy and the well-being of individuals and society. PURCE and PCEE work closely together on public outreach events.
Our center and its history reside in the Department of Economics at Purdue. PCEE has a deep tradition of mutually beneficial research, teaching, and engagement with the department. Economics faculty members are leaders in their respective fields. The department houses the Vernon Smith Experimental Economics Laboratory, named after Nobel Laureate and former Purdue professor Vernon Smith, a pioneer in experimental economics. Classroom experiments can make economic concepts come to life in ways not achievable by lecture alone.
The Purdue Department of Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) offers learning programs to prepare education professionals for positions in schools, higher education, and the workplace.
Undergraduate students may enroll in programs leading to teacher licensure in elementary education or social studies education. At the graduate level, students may pursue advanced degrees in education disciplines. C&I faculty conduct research linking theory to practice across a wide variety of educational contexts.