Welcome to the Center for Economic Research and Policy Analysis (CERPA), a campus-wide, multidisciplinary unit at Appalachian State University. CERPA is located in the Department of Economics in the Walker College of Business.

The mission of CERPA is to improve policy and decision-making by producing rigorous research and disseminating relevant information on current economic and policy issues. To that end, CERPA maintains research programs in the specific areas of economic development, environment and energy, and experimental economics.