The Center for the Study of Public Choice and Private Enterprise supports the land grant mission of North Dakota State University. We are committed to helping local communities and the Upper Great Plains region, as well as humanity on a national and global scale, thrive.
The Center engages in research and educational programs to uncover the institutions and policies that encourage and enhance human well-being. While we are grounded in economics, the Center supports and actively encourages efforts that cross traditional boundaries set by departmental and college delineations.
The Center achieves its mission by:
Producing research and programming on issues relevant to North Dakota and the Upper Great Plains region.
Advancing knowledge of the sources and causes of human well-being and the distinctive roles of entrepreneurship, free markets, philanthropy, private enterprise and public policy in achieving it.
The Center for the Study of Public Choice and Private Enterprise (PCPE) is housed in the NDSU Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics. PCPE is an affiliate of the Sheila and Robert Challey Institute for Global Innovation and Growth. The Challey Institute, an interdisciplinary hub at NDSU, is committed to promoting economic opportunity and flourishing. We pursue a joint mission and collaborate on student programming, research, and outreach efforts.
Go to the Challey Institute's website to learn more.