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Joseph Shortell

Senior Analyst

Background & Experience

Joseph Shortell is a Senior Analyst at Econsult Solutions, Inc (ESI). He brings to the position six years of academic research experience in the U.S., China, and Spain and a passion for solving economic and social problems via empirically supported strategies.

Mr. Shortell received a Bachelor of Arts in theoretical economics from Trinity University in 2020, and a Master of Science in applied economics from the University of Barcelona in 2022.

Joseph believes that the efficacy of public policy should be continuously evaluated using data and analytical tools. As a graduate student, Joseph utilized appraisal records and econometric modeling to estimate the effect of land use reform on housing costs in Houston.

His work at ESI has included policy analyses of retirement programs and public benefits as well as original research into college-graduate retention and demographic change in the Philadelphia region.

Areas of Expertise

  • STATA
  • QGIS
  • MATLAB
  • ArcGIS Pro
  • R
  • GEODA
  • Spanish
  • Mandarin Chinese