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Peer Advisors

Upper class economics concentrators serve as peer advisors to underclassmen. Peer advisors provide information that can be helpful for course selection, concentration choice (econ vs. applied math econ vs math econ vs. CS econ), internships, RAing, TAing, graduate school, study abroad, etc.

Below is a list of peer advisors and a short description of their areas of interest, contact information, and office hours. We suggest you select a peer advisor with listed interests in line with your own and contact them directly with any questions. Peer advisors will also host events during shopping period and before concentration declarations are due. See Events Calendar for when these will be scheduled.

Name: Alex Drechsler
Hometown: Rye Brook, NY
Class: Senior (2015)
Concentration: Economics
Also familiar with:
Political Science, Microeconomics TA, worked in Investment Research
Academic Interests:
Political economy
Name: Philip Trammell
Hometown: New York, NY
Class: Senior (2015)
Concentration: Economics and Mathematics
Also familiar with:
The economics of ethnic inequality and conflict, experimental economics and applied game theory, certain topics in financial regulation, and libertarian economic thought. I have done research for Professor Loury and Professor Putterman, and I have served as an economics research intern at the Cato Institute. I also spent a semester abroad studying economics at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, with a statue of Adam Smith out my window.
Academic Interests:
Social Choice Theory, Game Theory, Information Economics
Name: Nathalie Urry
Hometown: Locust Valley, NY
Class: Senior (2015)
Concentration: Economics and Mathematics
Also familiar with:
I've been a TA for microeconomics and have internship experience in private equity. I plan to attend law school next year.
Academic Interests:
Finance, Political Economy
Name: William Weber
Hometown: Doylestown, PA
Class: Senior (2015)
Concentration: Economics
Also familiar with: Wall Street internships, government internships and study abroad. Internship experience includes Morgan Stanley, a hedge fund in Hong Kong, a venture capital in Singapore (Innosight Ventures), the White House Council of Economic Advisers, the White House National Economic Council, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Justice Department. I am a former TA for Financial Accounting and a current TA for the Entrepreneurial Process. I spent my junior year studying economics at Oxford University in the United Kingdom.
Academic Interests: Labor Economics, Finance, Global Macro and Entrepreneurship
Name: Jingjing Xu
Hometown:Beijing, China
Class: Senior (2015)
Concentration: Applied Math and Economics 
Also familiar with:
Applied game theory, industrial organization, certain topics in advanced macroeconomics, financial markets and institutions, and corporate finance. I transferred from an liberal arts college where I was major in Physics so I know about the transition. Internship experience include Barclays Capital, GE Healthcare, Booz & Company, an asset management firm specialized in public finance, and a local science museum. 
Academic Interests:
Macroeconomics, Finance, Corporate Strategy, Industrial Organization