New research out of Purdue University’s economics center shows that altering government policies can make crime less appealing.

Krannert School of Management Assistant Professor of Economics Dr. Jillian Carr finds that staggering the disbursement of nutritional aid leads to a 20.9% reduction in theft at grocery stores.

This is just one data-supported example of how altering benefit distribution can have an effect on crime.

At an upcoming Purdue University Research Center in Economics (PURCE) luncheon, Dr. Carr will talk about some peculiarities of SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly “Food Stamps”) that have substantial impacts on the lives of recipients – including their likelihood of being convicted of a crime.

Please join us for her talk; a catered, hot lunch; a Q&A session; and networking with fellow business leaders, community members, elected officials, and academics:

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

11:30 a.m.
Krannert’s Rawls Hall
3rd Floor Commons
100 South Grant Street
West Lafayette, Indiana

Please RSVP by Friday, September 20.

Reach out to us with questions: [email protected] and (765) 494-3782.

Parking is available in the nearby Grant Street parking garage, and we have a parking pass for you.

We look forward to welcoming you to this PURCE Economic Policy Luncheon.


Dr. Kevin Mumford
Kozuch Director of the Purdue University Research Center in Economics