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The Purdue University Research Center in Economics (PURCE) invites you to our next monthly economic policy luncheon of the academic school year. We’re hosting a faculty talk, catered lunch, and Q&A featuring Dr. Jillian Carr.

Measuring Crime with Jillian Carr

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Eastern
Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Rawls Hall, 3rd Floor Commons
100 S. Grant Street
Purdue’s West Lafayette campus

Registration is required. Please RSVP by September 1. 

When we say that crime is going up, what does that really mean? Crime, when done effectively, isn’t observed, so how do we know if it is going up or down?  

Dr. Jillian Carr will discuss the different statistics that we can use to measure crime, how they capture different phenomena, and how they can be used and abused to justify policy decisions. 

Carr researches the economics of crime and poverty. She has published research papers that examine the link between SNAP disbursement schedules and domestic violence; on the effects of COVID-19 stay-at-home orders on domestic violence; and on the relationship between juvenile curfews and urban gun violence. She’s currently studying, among other topics, the impacts of stimulus payments on crime.  

Parking is available in the nearby Grant Street Parking Garage, and we’re happy to provide a parking pass at check-in upon request.  

Reach out to us with any questions at and (765) 494-3782. 

Learn more about our research center, celebrating its 10th anniversary, at  

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