From the Center for Applied Economics and Policy Research (CAEPR) website: The overarching purpose of the Center for Applied Economics and Policy Research (CAEPR) is to enhance the intellectual environment in the Department of Economics by hosting short-term visitors to the department, bringing together faculty at IU-Bloomington who share research interests, issuing working papers by faculty and students, and sponsoring research conferences.
Visitors to the Center are invited based on their research synergies with faculty, particularly junior faculty. During the course of their visits, Center visitors will present research seminars, offer mini-courses in their areas of expertise and interact with faculty and graduate students about their research. Faculty are encouraged to propose scholars who might serve as effective visitors. All concerned IU faculty and graduate students are welcome to participate in the visitors’ seminars and mini-courses and make appointments to meet with the visitors.