Purdue University Research Center in Economics (PURCE) research focus areas include competition, crime, education, fiscal policy, health, innovation, market solutions, state policies, trade, and work.
Below, please find recent research stories highlighting the work of our faculty affiliates.
Thursday, February 2, 2023
The rapid expansion of short-term rental platforms (or STRs) has raised concerns among legislators seeking to regulate companies like Airbnb, a leading online hosting platform at the forefront of conversations surrounding the short-term rental market.
Thursday, December 8, 2022
The murder rate for one demographic group saw sharp increases throughout the 1980s and remained higher than other demographic groups that experienced long-term declines in their murder rates.
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Researchers focus on policies that change the timing of benefit distribution in order to estimate the effects of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, receipt on crime.
Monday, November 7, 2022
In the airline industry, anticompetitive mergers can lead to higher ticket prices. This is especially true when the newly joined airlines are the only nonstop carriers along a route.
Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Relying on “correspondence audit studies” to examine discrimination has some glaring issues that make a new method of obtaining the same important insights invaluable.
Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Nearing retirement? You might want to rethink your options for when to start claiming benefits. New research shows that declining labor force participation leads to an immediate jump in mortality.
Friday, June 17, 2022
While COVID-19-related stay-at-home orders undoubtedly saved many lives, new research highlights the effects of changes to expected police procedures and a need to better protect the vulnerable.
Friday, May 20, 2022
While some costs of bullying – school absenteeism, suicidal thoughts – have been documented, little research has been done on the two-way relationship between bullying and skill accumulation.
Friday, May 20, 2022
More and more students are getting good grades, and more are graduating. New research shows GPAs have been rising and college graduation rates have increased because standards have been lowered.
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Researchers provide a theoretical framework for understanding how immigrants impact native job amenities, including how immigration affects non-wage job characteristics.
Monday, May 9, 2022
A study that has followed almost every individual born in the UK in March 1958 throughout their life shows that their creativity as children predicts their success later in life.
Sunday, May 1, 2022
In most countries, traffic accidents are teenagers’ leading cause of death. A ban on nighttime driving with multiple passengers more than halved crashes, casualties, and deaths targeted by the ban.
Friday, April 22, 2022
Research from a Purdue University finance expert answers a somewhat dark question: do financial shortfalls at hospitals lead to physicians favoring more expensive procedures to compensate for a weak bottom line?