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Economic Research and Policy Institute

 

 
 
 
The Steven C. Agee Economic Research and Policy Institute (ERPI) is focused on assisting the Oklahoma City business community by disseminating information to businesses, government, and regulatory agencies through economic impact studies, marketing and macroeconomic survey data, the Meinders Consumer Confidence Poll, and other forms of economic research. The institute oversees eight consumer confidence surveys conducted in concert with the Federal Reserve Bank meetings as well as other research and polling for businesses, organizations, and agencies.
 
Student Experiential Learning

The Economic Research & Policy Institute at Oklahoma City University is designed to provide motivated undergraduate students and MBA students an opportunity to be directly involved in applied economic research. Each year, four to six students will be selected as Institute Scholars.

Each student will be supervised by Dr. Russell Evans, executive director of the Economic Research & Policy Institute and will be expected to spend, on average, 10 to 20 hours a week assisting with research, writing, and presentation of materials relating to contemporary economic issues. Students will learn how and be expected to collect verifiable data, analyze and assess this data, present written research using the data and be prepared to make oral presentations involving the research and the conclusions derived from analysis of the data.

Students will be compensated as an Institute Scholar at the starting rate of $8.00 per hour. Payment of hours worked will be made through the office of Human Services at OCU.

Institute Scholars shall also be afforded the opportunity to accompany faculty members to certain economic functions from time to time throughout the year, such as the Oklahoma City Economic Round Table, The Economic Club of Oklahoma, The Economic Breakfast Group, etc. This will present the scholar with opportunities to meet leaders in the Oklahoma City business community and become familiar with our local, state, and national economy.

Should you have further questions concerning the Economic Research & Policy Institute please contact Dr. Russell Evans at rrevans@okcu.edu.

Apply to become an Institute Scholar