The International Socioeconomics Laboratory is proud to present its fourth issue of the student-led Across the Spectrum of Socioeconomics journal. In 2017, we realized that the socioeconomic issues and conflicts present on the international scale needed to be addressed. Involvement in and a deep understanding of the socioeconomic field is vital, and thus the institution that has grown to become the global research network known as the International Socioeconomics Laboratory was founded. Our success is contingent upon cultivating the unique triumphs of individuals, communities, and countries as we work with a diverse set of legislators and scholars ranging from local leaders in Nepal to United States Senators. Since 2017, our research has had immense translational effects, which include numerous bills in policy introduced by our institute, as well as our data backed developmental projects for underserved communities.
We understand that legislative action and expansional ventures around the world with a goal as audacious as supporting human-rights, healthcare growth, and education revitalization is an immense undertaking. However, our institution believes that by focusing on socioeconomics, we can best address the most pressing issues around the world. The relevance of our work has been reinforced in the twenty-first century, as we face social and public health challenges that cannot be ignored. Reliable data is more important than ever before in guiding decision-making on all fronts of social and economic issues.
The research in this issue has been produced by fellows of the laboratory with the guidance of their Principal Investigators. We thank all of the principal investigators from universities all across the country. We also thank all of our advisors from all over the world. Without you, our work would not have been possible.
As we grow as a student organization, we will continue to strive to bring light to the bridge between the fields of social science and economics. We will keep expanding and improving our network of researchers in order to cultivate a society of individuals who will go beyond passive advocacy and make substantive change to create a sustainable future. That is the importance and vitality of the field of socioeconomics.
As the International Socioeconomics Laboratory continues to develop, we will continue to
provide the world with extensive, non-partisan research to better your understanding of these prevalent issues and for the advancement of society.