Wharton Industry Exploration Program, Spring 2018
May 10, 2018
After two preparatory pre- travel sessions on campus, the group visited DC on May 9-11, where the students participated in a series of site visits to the U.S. Treasury Office of Financial Research, RAND Corporation, International Finance Corporation, Congressional Budget Office, and Bloomberg Government.
At each location, students met with research staff, participated in discussions about research papers, learned about policy research tools and resources, and gained a better understanding of the role of research in the policymaking process. In addition to the site visits, students enjoyed a stop at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery.
They also took part in a networking dinner with Penn alumni working in public policy in DC, where they heard remarks from keynote speaker Andy Slavitt, the former head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Distinguished Health Policy Fellow at Penn’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics.