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The Business Strategy & Decision-Making Program is a part of the Department of Economics at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. The mission of the Program is to bring together DePaul students and alumni to share ideas and insights surrounding the use of economic and other decision-making frameworks in business and everyday life.

The Program offers a number of strategy-focused classes that can be found on the Economics Department web page. The purpose of this blog site is to house additional resources, insights, and content about strategy and decision-making. 

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Latest Podcast Episodes

Episode 020: Jeff Lemonds, Casappa Corporation

We are joined this month by DePaul MBA alumnus, Jeff Lemonds. Jeff is the Managing Director at Casappa Corporation, which is a firm that specializes in hydraulic systems. Hydraulics are a very old technology that is inside almost all machinery with moving mechanical...

Episode 019: Lauren Lipovic, Esri

In this episode, Lauren Lipovic speaks with us about the GIS industry and how her experience as an economist aids her in her current role as a marketer.  Lauren is a Lead Product Marketing Manager at Esri, where she manages a team of product marketers focused on...

Episode: 018: Carlie Frisch, SPINS

In this episode, we are joined by Carlie Frisch, DePaul MBA Alumnus and Client Insights Manager at SPINS, a wellness-focused data technology company. Carlie talks with us about the growth of the Naturals industry within consumer packaged goods, or CPG’s. The CPG...

Recent Talks

Talk on May 7, 2021: Tanner Krause, CEO of Kum & Go

We were thrilled to host DePaul MBA Alumnus Tanner Krause, CEO of Kum & Go for the Economics & Strategy Talk on May 7, 2021. Kum & Go is a Midwest-based convenience store chain that sells gasoline and retail items. Tanner offered a candid conversation...

Talk on February 19, 2021: Algorithmic Pricing and Market Competition

Our next Economics & Strategy Talk hosted Professor Joseph Harrington from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania who presented “Algorithmic Pricing & Market Competition” on February 19, 2021. As a result of Big Data and AI, firms can...

Talk on October 21, 2020: The Value of Nature to Our Economic Well-Being

On October 21, 2020, Ralph Chami presented a 1-hour presentation called “The Value of Nature to Our Economic Well-Being” followed by Q&A. For the longest time, humans have assumed that they are separate from the natural world and that nature provides...

If you have any questions about this Program or the material on this site, please feel free to reach out the program head, Rafael Tenorio via email at rtenorio@depaul.edu.