WSU will create new institute for economic study

It will be part of the Barton School of Business

WICHITA, Kan - Wichita State University has announced plans to create an Institute for the Study of Economic Growth, which will look at ways to improve prosperity.

The W. Frank Barton School of Business will create the institute to look at economic solutions for business and social issues.   Provost and senior vice president Tony Vizzini said in a press release that the university wants to expose students to a wide range of thought and discussion about the systems that are most beneficial to society. 

The institute is being created with the help of a $3.64 million grant from the Charles Koch Foundation, and the grant is part of the WSU Foundation's $250 million "Shock the World Campaign" that began last year.  

The institute will be housed in Clinton Hall, which is home of the Barton School of Business.  The Barton School will move to a new building on the Innovation Campus, and the institute will then have dedicated space for its staff and activities. 

 

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