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Now Accepting Graduate Fellowship Applications

Are you interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in economics at MTSU? The PERI is accepting 2021 fellowship program applications through March 1.
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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.

Click here to view the 2019-20 Annual Report to learn more about the PERI's student-centric mission at MTSU.

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