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  • 1. Undergraduate Economics Association First General Meeting
  • 2. Agenda Who We Are What We Do How You Can Get InvolvedUndergraduate Economics Association 2
  • 3. Who We AreThe BU UEA exists to socially, academically, and professionally develop Boston Universitystudents interested in Economics. Platform for gaining insights into today’s economic issues Platform for generating discussions on economic issues Platform for showcasing your talentUndergraduate Economics Association 3
  • 4. Who We Are President Executive Vice President of Vice President of Fadi Humaid Vice President Editorial Content Operations Sharjil Hannan Daniel Currie Cassandra Chin Vice President of Vice President of Marketing Information Technology Beixi Zhou Massimiliano HasanUndergraduate Economics Association 4
  • 5. What We Do BU UEA Website Social Networking Sites General Meetings & EventsUndergraduate Economics Association 5
  • 6. BUUEA.com Student Writers Article Competition Columnists UEA Journal Database Events Gallery Constitution PresentationsUndergraduate Economics Association 6
  • 7. Social Websites Inform Discuss Debate Make sure you like us!Undergraduate Economics Association 7
  • 8. General Meetings & Events General Meetings & Events:  7:00pm to 8:00pm Tuesdays in CAS 313 Presentations Discussions Recent Speakers: Guest Speakers Speaker Panels  “European Liquidity Crisis” –Mr. Mazzucchelli, former CEO of RBS  “Incentives in Education” –Prof. Kevin Lang, BU and NBER  “Fixing the Economy” –Prof. Laurence Kotlikoff, BU and consulting Upcoming Events:  “Global Insights Panel: European Union in Crisis” – Hosted with BU IAA, featuring Prof. Schmidt and Prof. Ban from the BU IR Department and Prof. Jaumandreu and Prof. Chamley from the BU Economics Department  27th September, 5:30pm to 7:00pm CAS 211Undergraduate Economics Association 8
  • 9. How You Can Get Involved Student Writers  Simply write an article and send it to uea@bu.edu or dcurrie@bu.edu  All articles are eligible for the BU UEA Article Competition & BU UEA JournalArticle Competition  The BU Article Competition takes place twice a semester  Winners are chosen by a formula: 0.28(quantity) + 0.14(quality) + 0.58(traffic)  All student-written articles are eligible for the BU UEA Journal UEA Journal  Articles are chosen based on quality each semester  The Journal is virtually distributed to members, professors, and alumni Columnists  After being active student writers for at least one semester and having written at least 5 articles, student writers are eligible to apply for a columnist position Come to our general meetings and events; and visit our Facebook page and website!!!Undergraduate Economics Association 9
  • 10. Theme of Fall 2012: Big Government vs. Small government Big Government Small Government 1) Buffet Rule 1) Privatize Amtrak 2) Federal funding for Planned Parenthood 2) Reduce Foreign Aid 3) Patient Protection and Affordable Care 3) Cap Spending: 20% of GDP Act (PPACA) Overarching Issues Fiscal Policy v Monetary Policy Big/Small Govt  What is Better for the Individual? Policies to Foster Economic GrowthUndergraduate Economics Association 10
  • 11. Contact Information UEA@bu.edu BUUEA.com President Vice President of Fadi Humaid Editorial Content fhumaid@bu.edu Daniel Currie dcurrie@bu.edu Executive Vice President of Vice President Operations Sharjil Hannan Cassandra Chin sharjil@bu.edu cchin@bu.edu Vice President of Vice President of Marketing Information Technology Beixi Zhou Massimiliano Hasan bzhou@bu.edu maxhasan@bu.eduUndergraduate Economics Association 11