Mikhael is a third year student pursuing a combined major in Economics and Mathematics. Mikhael was raised near Washington, D.C., where he witnessed inequality, poverty, and other social issues first-hand. He sees economics as a set of tools which can be used to quantify, understand, and correct the world's patterns and problems. Some specific areas of interest include inequality, development, and automation. After graduation, Mikhael hopes to pursue graduate studies and travel the world.
Ragini is a second year student in the Bachelor of International Economics program, whose interest in economics stems from its countless applications into prevalent social issues. Growing up in India and Qatar, she found economics to be an important tool to explain and form solutions for the social injustices and problems regarding welfare and inequality that she witnessed regularly. She joined the IONA Journal of Economics to learn more about this field, as well as to learn more about writing and editing in an academic context.
Manika is a second year student in the Bachelor of International Economics program. Her interest in economics stems from a desire to understand the basis behind the functioning of our societies and world today. Her areas of interest are public policy and corporate finance. She joined the IONA Journal of Economics due to her interest in writing and research, as well as for the exposure to new ideas within her fields of interest.
Sarah is a fourth year student in the Bachelor of International Economics program. Sarah became interested in economics after living in countries like Nigeria and Brazil, where she realized how much inequality there is in the world. Sarah decided that she wanted to be a part of an effort to ensure a more equal playing field for all of humanity and that all their basic needs are met: essentially allocating resources efficiently. Therefore, Sarah is interested in developmental economics. In the future, she hopes to work for an NGO or do something in advocacy journalism.
Matthias is a first year student in the Bachelor of International Economics program. He is studying economics to learn more about how the world works and to try and understand how economics can help solve some of the most pressing issues facing our world today. Matthias joined the IONA Journal of Economics to be exposed to the talented group of young economists at the Vancouver School of Economics who are conducting research that is shaping the issues of discussion for the 21st century. In the future, Matthias hopes to pursue a career in public policy.
Ashintya is currently a second year student in the Bachelor of International Economics program. His primary interests are in the fields of international development and global politics. He became particularly fascinated by the two after studying them at LSE over the summer. He joined the IONA Journal of Economics because he enjoys reading and writing, especially about issues regarding economics. After graduation, he is planning on pursuing a Master's degree in International Development.
Christine is a third year student majoring in Economics. After travelling to India on a service trip, she was compelled to turn to economics to understand the underlying issues of poverty. She is particularly interested in monetary policy and microeconomics. After graduation, Christine plans to pursue a Master's degree in Economics or Public Policy.