Since being established in 2018, the Institute for the Study of Economic Growth has grown to five current faculty, three Research Fellows, four Barton School faculty supported by our research fund, an administrative assistant, a communications specialist and multiple graduate assistants. We also expect to add more graduate students and support more current Barton School faculty.

As Research Fellows, ISEG faculty members conduct applied research on the theme of economic growth. They are active in networking with people from other centers, groups in Kansas, and the region that have an interest in policy issues related to the mission of ISEG. They produce policy papers, reports, or book chapters aimed at a policy audience. They also work at promoting change by giving speeches, legislative testimony, media appearances, or other presentation of their research.

The ISEG team is also proud to work with our Advisory Board to provide additional expert advice and recommendations.


ISEG’s advisory board consists of nine prominent Kansas executives, who will provide the ISEG team with strategic direction, advice on programs and opportunities for advancement in the industry.

The board is co-chaired by ISEG Executive Director Dr. Ted Bolema and Dr. Larisa Genin, dean of the W. Frank Barton School of Business.

ISEG students are empowered to make meaningful contributions through our student programing.

Top Wichita State University students get an amazing opportunity to work alongside our world-class research fellows. ISEG students are fully integrated into our team, with guidance from our experts on how to develop the skills to succeed and help generate actionable research for the betterment of all of society.

Featured below are current undergraduate and graduate students from ISEG student programs.

ISEG alumni are making an impact. Featured below are former students who graduated from ISEG student programs.

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