Larry DeBoer is a professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University. He is an expert on state and local public policy, including such topics such as state and local government budget and taxing options, issues of property tax assessment, and the fiscal impact of economic development. Larry shares his expertise through a monthly column about Indiana and national economic topics called Capital Comments, posts on Twitter under @INTaxRockStars, and 30 to 50 extension presentations each year. He was the 2009 recipient of Purdue’s Hovde Award for service to the rural people of Indiana.
Larry writes the macroeconomic outlook section of the Department of Agricultural Economics’ annual outlook effort and teaches an undergraduate course in macroeconomics with an enrollment of 350 to 500 each semester. In 2013, he was named to Purdue’s “Book of Great Teachers”, and in 2015, he received the Murphy Award, Purdue’s highest award for undergraduate teaching.