Welcome to the Lowe Institute of Political Economy

A leader in economic research in Southern California

Message from the Director


Cameron Shelton, Director of the Lowe Institute of Political Economy, shares the Institute’s mission of helping students put their classroom learning into practice through research and real-life application.

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Opportunities & Events

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State of the Region - Our Jobs, Our Health
Thursday, February 29, 2024 | Ontario Convention Center
 

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Keynote Speaker:  Edward Miguel
Oxfam Professor in Environmental and Resource Economics at University of California, Berkeley
Friday, April 19, 2024 | Claremont Colleges

Lowe RAs at Institute Fair

2024 Lowe Summer Internship Program
Application Portal Opens Spring 2024

News Spotlight

12-15-2023 | San Bernardino Sun

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12-15-2023: Manfred Keil | What is the Outlook for the Economy in the US and the Inland Empire? 

Monthly Inland Empire Employment Reports

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01-19-2024: December 2023 Employment Report by Manfred Keil

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Annual CVEP Economic Report - October 2023

Research Excellence


The Lowe Institute of Political Economy is one of 11 undergraduate research institutes at Claremont McKenna College. The Institute studies the intersection of economics, political science, and public policy and its impact at a regional, statewide, nationwide, and global level.

The experienced faculty members at our political economy research institute work closely with Claremont McKenna College students to create cutting-edge research that not only provides important insights and analysis to government leaders and the public, but also allows students to apply the concepts they learn in the classroom into real-world situations. Students from all five Claremont Colleges are welcome to apply to our programs.

Through this collaboration, the Lowe Institute of Political Economy has become a trusted think tank that has helped shed light on important issues facing our world today while starting the conversation about potential solutions.

Our research includes the Institute’s annual State of the Region forecast report for the Inland Empire, additional regional economic forecasts and reports, and faculty-research projects that span a wide array of topics, such as political economy and public policy issues within healthcare, education, the environment, and more.

Explore our website to learn more about the work we are doing!


“We help students understand how to take an issue of interest and translate it into a question that can be addressed with data, how to find the data, how to first convince themselves of the truth of the underlying phenomenon and then convince others."

Cameron A. Shelton, Director of the Lowe Institute of Political Economy

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Whether you want to know more about our research, you need analysis from a political economy expert, or you’re a student who wants to join our team, we want to hear from you.

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