The George Mason University Economics Society has grown incredibly in the past year. To allow the society further growth, we have created this blog to allow officers to blog and have guest bloggers under their name. Here we will keep you posted on our coming events, what members of our Society are doing, what our professors at Mason are up to and discuss everything that has to do with economics and liberty. So, feel free to post any commentaries about things you want to see done in our group, topics you want to discuss, etc.
Shy? Send us your comments and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Can't wait to start ranting about economics and the endless list of things related to it? Send us an e-mail, we'll make you our guest blogger!
Last but not least...if you are wondering who is coming up with all these silly ideas, scroll down to see who we are.
GMU Econ Society - Officers
Renata Saettone, Treasurer:
I think it was in 7th grade, when I first heard one of my teachers talking about "the Great Depression of 1929", when inflation and unemployment were the two main economic factors of the Depression. He was saying that unsustainable inflation affects the country in so many ways that it is the key for a country to do well if they can sustain their inflation.There it was when I fell for Economics and fell for trying to find answers to the economy's behavior by looking at the past, realizing what is happening today and even to predict economic effects in the future.
Right now, I am a senior student of Economics at GMU interested in macroeconomic issues such as labor markets, trade deficits and economic growth, but also in the business and finance side of economics. Hoping to do an MBA after graduation and work in financial services or banking.
Astrid Arca, President:
Slightly workaholic and completely addicted to economics and all that pertains to the not-so-"dismal science", I'll be the one you can blame this year if anything goes wrong or you don't like our events. Somewhat loud and outspoken (my Latin genes are hard to overcome and I use way to many exclamation marks), I'll be easy to spot and easy to point at if, once again, I mess things up. Wow, my pessimistic bias is painfully strong. Hopefully, all the hard work the GES officers and myself have done and are still doing will prove me happily wrong. Oh right, I'm a senior in Economics at Mason and hope to start my PhD at our Alma Mater next fall, enjoy molten chocolate cake and long walks along the beach (not really, but well...)
Thao Nguyen, Secretary:
I'm majoring in Economics , and also minor in French. I love to read and move around. My life right now is all for Economics and the GMU Bookstore. By the way, sleepyhead is me !!!
David Williamson, Vice-President:
I am a senior at Mason, double majoring in Math and Economics. I work for Penske Truck Rental, and now my sleep schedule looks more like a normal person's than a college student's.
Ian Dunois, Student Liason:
I served four years in the military before starting my studies in Economics. Military to Economics strange transition; of course not. Once I took a class in Economics, the world began to make sense and I have been Searching For Truth since then which led me to join in full communion with the Roman Catholic Church on Easter this year and have spent the summer in economic seminars that promote the free market virtues in an irrational world. I am in my last year here at GMU but hope to start graduate school here in the fall to learn the logic of the Austrian School. You can find me at Economic Society events or at St. Bellarmine Chapel near the Krasnow Institute, Carow Hall, and the Buchanan House where I participate in events held by the Catholic Campus Ministry.
Jaime Artieda, President 06-07
I am from Quito, Ecuador and I am currently in my senior year at George Mason University. I am majoring in Economics BS and Global Affairs BA. As President of the society for this passed year, I had the pleasure to meet interesting people and expand my interest in the study of economics.Throughout, my undergrad years I realized how important it is to promote the understanding of economics. Economics is everywhere you look, every day since the moment people wake up until they go back to bed; every choice people make is part of this beautiful science, Economics. I hope you find the GMU Economics Society a dedicated and responsible group that will help you to appreciate economics and its implications elsewhere.
HAVE A GREAT YEAR!