Centers​

Center for Food & Agricultural Business (CAB)
An international resource within the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University. The Center, established in 1986, develops and delivers state-of-the-art managerial development programs for professionals in food and agricultural business.

Center for Commercial Agriculture (CCA)
The center consists of professionals and faculty dedicated to producing knowledge for the farmers leading production agriculture. You can examine research that our faculty have conducted, find information about upcoming programs and events designed for commercial farmers, and learn how the center is creating unique educational opportunities for the undergraduate and graduate students who will manage the farms and agribusinesses of the future.

Center for Rural Development (CRD)
Established to bring University resources together to assist public and private sectors as they work toward solving rural development problems.  The center provides a broad range of educational programs which contribute to the development of Indiana's human and physical capital.

Center For Global Trade Analysis (GTAP)
The Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) is coordinated by the Center for Global Trade Analysis, which was founded in 1992 by Professor Thomas W. Hertel. GTAP is a global network of researchers and policy makers conducting quantitative analysis of international policy issues. The centerpiece of the Global Trade Analysis Project is a global data base describing bilateral trade patterns, production, consumption and intermediate use of commodities and services.

Indiana Council for Economic Education (ICEE)
The Indiana Council for Economic Education (ICEE), an affiliate of the National Council on Economic Education (NCEE) , is a comprehensive partnership of leaders from business, labor, agriculture, education, and government dedicated to increasing economic literacy in Indiana.

Space, Health and Population Economics (SHaPE)
Many of today’s real-world problems have an explicit spatial dimension and are in need of an integrated analysis. For instance, large income differences across the world are a persistent phenomenon that can be explained by geographical features, population dynamics and the health of the population. The same interplay of factors is relevant at the national and the regional level, and public policy is used to impact the spatial distribution of wealth, people and access to resources. A vast array of issues can therefore profit from a spatially explicit analysis that integrates economic, demographic and possibly health-related factors. These issues range from economic growth and development to firm demographics in the manufacturing industry, food production and food security, demographic profiles and movements of people, land use and transportation, health care access and the obesity epidemic. 

State Utility Forecasting Group (SUFG)
The State Utility Forecasting Group has been assisting the State of Indiana for over 25 years through its forecasts of electricity consumption, prices, and resource requirements. SUFG also performs analyses of a number of issues facing the energy industries.


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