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Kelly Blanchard

Kelly Blanchard

Clinical Associate Professor
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs


Ph.D., Economics, Purdue,
M.S., Economics, Purdue, 1994
B.S., Economics, Wittenberg University, 1991

Dr. Blanchard has taught at Purdue in the economics department since 1998. Her current research interests focus on the economics of information, particularly in labor markets and in higher education. In addition, Dr. Blanchard acts as a consultant for clients involved in antitrust litigation. Her expertise has guided nationally recognized institutions such as ARCO and the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA). Before her appointment at Purdue, she taught at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. Dr. Blanchard received her bachelor's degree in economics from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, and completed her MS and Ph.D. degrees in economics at the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University.

  • Kelly Blanchard

    Krannert’s New Dean of Undergraduate Education Builds on Momentum

    As she settles in as Krannert’s new associate dean of undergraduate programs, economics professor Kelly Blanchard is looking forward to continuing the work of her predecessor, Charlene Sullivan, who retired in 2022 following 44 years on the faculty.

    Full story: Krannert’s New Dean of Undergraduate Education Builds on Momentum

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    Purdue Economist Weighs in on Fuel Prices
    News 18 spoke with a Purdue University economics professor about the high gas prices that don't seem to be letting up anytime soon. Purdue University Economics Professor Kelly Blanchard said one cause of the rising fuel prices across the country could be the ongoing pandemic.
  • Krannert's Kelly Blanchard named among Poets & Quants 2018 Top 50 Undergraduate Professors
    For Purdue Krannert economics professor Kelly Blanchard, teaching is a labor of love. “I enjoy trying to figure out how individual students learn,” she said in an a 2017 article highlighting her use of a mobile app and technology to better connect with students. “I know what worked best for me as a student, but I’m always interested in experimenting with new approaches and new technologies, especially ones that can improve the learning environment in my large lecture courses.”

Phone: (765) 494-7956
Office: KRAN 128

Area(s) of Expertise

Incentives in labor markets Incentives in education Government intervention in markets