At the International Socioeconomics Laboratory, we are a student enrichment non-profit that bridges the gap between young students and post-graduate researchers, serving as an output of research in the overlooked field of socioeconomics. A growing part of our work is meeting the increasing demand for non-partisan empirical information on international issues that have many gaps to fill when analyzing crucial existing data.
We do this for completely free, operated by a volunteer team of students and post-graduates. Access to research opportunities and courses serve as pilot programs for students to take on issues, as we reach out to governmental bodies and academic institutions to identify various gaps in data for our various research involvements and projects.
In 2017, we realized that involvement and understanding socioeconomics is vital to decision-making of local elected officials, and thus the International Socioeconomics Laboratory was founded. And since 2017, our student research had translational effects which includes numerous bills in legislation, while also including developmental projects for underserved communities.
We believe that through scholarship, we are more equipped in being able to tackling prominent issues. The 21th century also has reinforced the importance of student involvement, as we are met with social and public health circumstances that cannot be undermined. Now more than ever, reliable data is needed to best guide decision-making in all fronts of social and economic issues.
So in the midst of these extraordinary times, we remain as committed as ever to our goals, with a vision to grow as a non-partisan and not-for-profit organization for socioeconomics. As our core values emphasize that all humans have the ability to make a positive difference, it is incumbent upon us to look forward and bring together communities through empirical data.