Higher Education

Recap: Micro Aspects of Infrastructure

June 2, 2017 / Comments Off on Recap: Micro Aspects of Infrastructure

        On Friday, May 12, 2017 Econsult Solutions and Drexel University held their third joint Annual Urban Economic Policy Conference. The first panel of the Urban Economic Policy Conference that was held jointly by Drexel’s School of Economics and ESI was moderated by ESI President Stephen Mullin and focused on the micro-economic impacts […]

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Recap: Macro Aspects of Infrastructure

June 2, 2017 / Comments Off on Recap: Macro Aspects of Infrastructure

          The Drexel School of Economics and ESI’s joint urban economic policy conference held on May 12, 2017 ended with a panel that gathered former Philadelphia Commerce Director and ESI Senior Advisor Alan Greenberger, ESI President Richard Voith and Associate Professor at the Universita luav di Venezia Silvio Nocera. Together they […]

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Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker Opens Urban Economic Policy Conference

June 2, 2017 / Comments Off on Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker Opens Urban Economic Policy Conference

            Suffering from a structural lack of funding, infrastructure has been neglected for decades. But, presented as one of the key levers of the Trump’s Administration economic plan, it has suddenly found its way back into the current debate. Drawing an audience of academics, economic experts and students, the Drexel […]

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ESI is Proud to Co-Sponsor the 3rd Annual Urban Economic Policy Conference

April 11, 2017 / Comments Off on ESI is Proud to Co-Sponsor the 3rd Annual Urban Economic Policy Conference

     ESI is proud to join forces with the Drexel School of Economics in hosting our 3rd Annual Urban Economic Policy Conference: Topics in Urban Infrastructure on Friday, May 12 at LeBow Hall on Drexel University’s main campus in University City. The two panel discussions will take place over the course of the afternoon: (1) Urban Infrastructure: Micro Aspects (transportation, spatial […]

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Richard Voith Offers Insight on Infrastructure Funding in Latest Issue of Urban Link

January 26, 2017 / Comments Off on Richard Voith Offers Insight on Infrastructure Funding in Latest Issue of Urban Link

The latest issue of the Penn Institute for Urban Research’s (Penn IUR) publication, Urban Link (Volume 2017 / Issue 1) titled Expert Voices 2017: America’s Urban Infrastructure, features  an article authored by ESI President and Principal, Richard Voith: “Historical Patterns of Infrastructure Funding.” From financing and re-prioritizing infrastructure investments to infrastructure’s role in distressed areas, Dr. Voith, along […]

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The Impact of Race/Ethnicity and College Major on Earnings

August 12, 2016 / Comments Off on The Impact of Race/Ethnicity and College Major on Earnings

Choosing a College Major We live in a knowledge economy where education is one of the most important factors in determining one’s future. Education incurs huge costs, both in terms of time and money, but given that an estimated 15.6 million students[1] were enrolled as undergraduates as of Spring 2016, it is an investment that […]

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