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Center for Applied Economics

Nobel Prize-winning economist and KU alumnus Vernon Smith,

finance professor George Bittlingmayer

The mission of the Center for Applied Economics is to help advance the economic development of the state and region by offering economic analysis and economic education relevant for policy makers, community leaders, and other interested citizens.

When elected officials, community leaders, and citizens discuss issues that may have an impact on the economic development potential of the state or region, they can benefit from a wide array of perspectives. The Center focuses on the contributions that markets and economic institutions can make to economic development. Because credibility is, in part, a function of economic literacy, the Center also promotes economics education.

Contact the Center for Applied Economics
Art Hall, Executive Director
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