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Larry DeBoer

Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics


Larry DeBoer is a professor of agricultural economics at Purdue University. An expert on state and local public policy, his computer models for analyzing tax structures and revenue have been widely used by the Indiana General Assembly, particularly during reassessment and property-tax restructuring conducted by the state. Larry works with the Indiana Legislative Services Agency on tax and finance issues, including the annual state revenue forecasts. Larry shares his expertise through a Local Government Information Web site, a monthly "Capital Comments" newspaper column, and podcasts.

Larry writes the macroeconomic outlook section of the agricultural economics department’s annual outlook program. He teaches an undergraduate course in macroeconomics, AGEC 217, with an enrollment of 400 each semester. He has won the department’s Outstanding Teacher Award five times. In 2009, Larry received the Frederick L. Hovde Award of Excellence in Educational Service to Rural People of Indiana.