Welcome to the Political Economy Research Institute at MTSU!


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The Political Economy Research Institute is requesting your help to support our students at MTSU. We serve students, and the broader MTSU community, by offering fellowships, programming, and mentorship to those interested in studying the drivers of economic growth and human prosperity. Our Ph.D. students are being equipped with the skills necessary to become dynamic teachers and influential researchers in the field of political economy. Over the course of their careers, many of them will teach thousands of college students sound economics. Click the button below to help our students succeed!

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Mission of the PERI

Established in late 2016, the Political Economy Research Institute is a joint venture between the Jennings A. Jones College of Business and the University Honors College, established with initial seed money from the Charles Koch Foundation.

The mission of the institute is to engage undergraduate and graduate students with faculty in research that will further the understanding of business and economic principles, as well as their impact on regional, national, and international financial conditions and the well-being of society. To advance its mission, the PERI will engage in research and educational programs which uncover the institutions and policies that encourage and enhance human well-being.

Annual Reports

Check out the PERI's annual reports below to learn more about the our student-centric mission at MTSU.

2021-22 Report2020-21 Report2019-20 Report

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