The Economics department relocated to the Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE). The center houses the departments of Political Science and Economics, along with related academic programs including the Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI), the Christopher H. Browne Center for International Politics (Browne Center), the Center for the Study of Contemporary China (CSCC), the Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism (DCC), and the Penn Institute for Economic Research (PIER). The building, located at the corner of 36th and Walnut Streets, combines the fully renovated historical West Philadelphia Title and Trust building with an adjacent new six-story structure, featuring state-of-the art classrooms, meeting facilities, and beautiful public spaces with stunning vistas of the city.
Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics design pairs new with old: An expansive contemporary addition complements and incorporates the adaptive reuse of the circa 1925 Art Deco-style heritage bank building at the corner of 36th and Walnut Streets.
New Ronald O. Perelman Center looks to the future while preserving the past: Penn President Amy Gutmann (third from right) was joined at the Nov. 8 ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics by (from left to right) special guests Vicki Kennedy and Cindy McCain; Wharton undergraduate and graduate alumnus Ronald O. Perelman; alumna and award-winning journalist Andrea Mitchell; and Chair of the Board of Trustees David L. Cohen.