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Brandmeyer Center for Applied Economics
Brandmeyer Center for Applied Economics

The Brandmeyer Center for Applied Economics helps advance the economic development of the state and region by offering economic analysis and economic education relevant for policymakers, community leaders and other interested citizens.

Economists at the Brandmeyer Center also teach economics courses offered by the KU School of Business.

Vann Fellowship in the Economics of Innovation

The Brandmeyer Center offers the Vann Fellowship in the Economics of Innovation in the Spring semester. Inspired by KU alumnus Kyle D. Vann (Chemical Engineering, Class of 1969), the Vann Fellowship offers a one-semester, high-impact extracurricular program for engineering students that wish to explore the economics of innovation—specifically, the economic logic that drives Joseph Schumpeter’s famous idea of “creative destruction.” Mr. Vann believes he would have benefitted by understanding the fundamentals of entrepreneurship-driven economic thinking earlier in his scholastic career, and wanted to put his wisdom into action for young people that aspire to become future leaders.

The inaugural session of the Vann Fellowship took place during the 2018 Spring semester. Learn more about the fellowship participants, including class rosters and photos.



Director - Brandmeyer Center for Applied Economics, Lecturer

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(785) 864-5134
Brandmeyer Center for Applied Economics (BCAE)
1654 Naismith Drive
Lawrence, Kansas 66045
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