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Combining Economics with Policy Research
Before she was studying international trade, economist Ana Maria Santacreu was going to be an engineer. But she kept drifting to her parents’ area of study.
A Desire to Make a Difference
Beatrice Weder di Mauro, president of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, witnessed good and bad economic policies during her childhood.
From Academia to the Federal Reserve
For Paula Tkac, associate director of research at the Atlanta Fed, breaking the rules is about looking outside the box and seeing how things can be done differently.
Seeking and Giving Advice
When she entered college, Senior Economist Oksana Leukhina aspired to become an international diplomat. Her plans changed after she received a piece of timely advice.
A Way to Influence Public Policy
Marie Mora and Lea-Rachel Kosnik agree that having diverse perspectives at the policymaking table is essential, which is one of the reasons they both chose to study economics.
Creating a System of Support
Daria Sevastianova, associate professor of economics at the University of Southern Indiana, started the Women in Economics Club with the goal of creating an inclusive, strong discipline.