Econsult Solutions Inc. (ESI) and the School of Economics in the LeBow College of Business have signed a collaboration agreement that will introduce new applied research opportunities to faculty and additional experiential learning opportunities for students, while providing ESI with greater exposure in the academic community.
As the economics school’s first corporate partner, ESI will contribute to Drexel’s tradition of experiential learning, academic excellence and participation in real-world problem solving.
ESI will also continue to perform economic analyses related to Drexel’s overall development and capital investments.
Areas of engagement include:
Research collaborations: ESI and Drexel’s School of Economics will pursue joint research projects and work hand-in-hand in analyzing local and regional public policy.
Educational programs: ESI’s partners will continue to teach classes in micro and macroeconomics, public finance and international economic development as well as applied econometrics and business consulting. ESI partners are on the School of Economics’ advisory council.
Workplace opportunities: ESI will participate in the school’s career fairs and on profesional panels, and it will continue to offer internship and co-op opportunities.
Competitions to showcase student talent: ESI has been working closely with the Drexel Economics Society, a student-run organization, including on preparation for an annual case competition.
Also, the two organizations will be organizing a joint conference on urban economics to be held in spring 2015.