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Every year, YEI invites dozens of leading economists, professors, industry professionals, and business and political leaders to give talks.

Previous Speakers

  • Paul R. Milgrom

    Paul R. Milgrom

    2020 Nobel Prize Laureate & Professor @ Stanford

    October 10, 2020

    Hosted by Saratoga YEI

    Milgrom is best known for his contributions to the theory of auctions and auction design, for which he won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Economics. Much of his work on auctio...

  • Markus Ibert

    Markus Ibert

    Federal Reserve Economist

    January 31, 2021

    Markus Ibert is an Economist at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and a visiting research fellow at the Swedish House of Finance. He holds a PhD in finance from th...

  • Rafael Dix-Carneiro

    Rafael Dix-Carneiro

    Professor of Economics @ Duke University

    April 3, 2021

    At the EconOlympiad written round event, Professor Dix-Carneiro explained the impacts of globalization on the U.S. labor market. He's an assistant professor of economic...

  • Thomas A. Pugel

    Thomas A. Pugel

    Professor of Economics @ NYU Stern

    April 17, 2021

    Professor Thomas A. Pugel has been on the faculty of New York University since 1978. Dr. Pugel's research focuses on international industrial competition, with emphasis...

  • David Arnold

    David Arnold

    Professor of Economics @ UCSD

    April 17, 2021

    David Arnold is a professor at UC San Diego. He received his doctorate from Princeton University in 2020, and a paper of his has appeared in the Quarterly Journal of Ec...

  • Lawrence White

    Lawrence White

    Professor @ NYU

    November 8, 2020 & April 17, 2021

    At the 2nd Annual EconBowl, Professor White gave a talk about anti-trusts. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University and holds the Robert Kavesh Profes...

  • Leeat Yariv

    Leeat Yariv

    Professor of Economics @ Princeton

    October 10, 2020

    Hosted by Saratoga YEI

    Leeat Yariv is the Uwe E. Reinhardt Professor of Economics at Princeton University, a Research Fellow of CEPR, and a Research Associate of NBER. She is the founder and ...

  • George J. Mailath

    George J. Mailath

    Professor of Economics @ University of Pennsylvania

    October 10, 2020

    Hosted by Saratoga YEI

    George J. Mailath is Walter H. Annenberg Professor in the Social Sciences and Professor of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania, and Goldsmith Professor in the R...

  • Dhanjanay (Dan) Gode

    Dhanjanay (Dan) Gode

    Clinical Professor of Accounting @ NYU Stern

    August 7, 2020

    Dan Gode is a professor at the Stern School of Business at NYU. He teaches and consults extensively in the areas of business drivers, financial reporting and analysis, ...

  • Rakesh Vohra

    Rakesh Vohra

    Professor of Economics @ UPenn

    August 5, 2020

    Rakesh Vohra is Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and has done research how a partially effective vaccine would affect the economy. He is also part of the Pen...

  • Anton Korinek

    Anton Korinek

    Associate Professor of Economics @ UVA

    August 4, 2020

    Anton Korinek is an associate professor of economics at the Department of Economics of UVA. His current research includes studies of Covid-19 externalities and artifici...

  • Melissa McCullough

    Melissa McCullough

    Senior Sustainability Advisor for the EPA

    August 3, 2020

    Melissa McCullough is the Senior Sustainability Advisor for the Environmental Production Agency (EPA) and a LEED AP, a professional under the U.S. Green Building Counci...

  • J.D. Schramm

    J.D. Schramm

    Lecturer @ Stanford; Author

    July 27, 2020

    Dr. Schramm is a lecturer in organizational behavior at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. He joined their faculty in 2007. Before that, he was a part of Columbia ...

  • Thomas White

    Thomas White

    CEO of Transform Consulting; Host of Business Matters and The Heart of Business Podcasts

    July 17, 2020

    Thomas is an entrepreneur, disruptive innovator, and a teacher. He has served as a trusted advisor for many CEOs and C-Suites of some of the largest companies in the wo...

  • Tarun Galagali

    Tarun Galagali

    Senior Political Advisor @ Ro Khanna for Congress, Product Manager @ Google

    May 30, 2020

    Tarun is a current MBA Candidate at Harvard Business School. He was the product marketing manager at Google as well as the senior political advisor for Ro Khanna.

  • Anil Chakravarthy

    Anil Chakravarthy

    EVP & GM @ Adobe; Former CEO of Informatica

    May 30, 2020

    He studied at the MIT Media Lab, and now serves as Adobe’s Executive Vice President and General Manager of Digital Experience.

  • George Bulman

    George Bulman

    Assistant Professor @ UCSC

    May 29, 2020

    Hosted by Saratoga YEI

    Assistant Professor Bulman teaches applied Microeconomics and econometrics at UC Santa Cruz. Previously, he worked as a budget analyst for the National Park Service in ...

  • Mark Brady

    Mark Brady

    Professor of Economics @ SJSU

    May 29, 2020

    Hosted by Saratoga YEI

    Professor Mark Brady, who teaches Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, and Macroeconomic Analysis at San Jose State University. He also teaches E...

  • Scott Baker

    Scott Baker

    Associate Professor of Finance @ Northwestern

    May 29, 2020

    Hosted by Saratoga YEI

    Professor Scott Baker, is an associate professor of Finance at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University after completing his PHD at Stanford and his B.A....

  • Ajay Shenoy

    Ajay Shenoy

    Assistant Professor @ UCSC

    May 29, 2020

    Hosted by Saratoga YEI

    Assistant Professor Shenoy teaches at UC Santa Cruz. His interests primarily lie in the economics of development, economic growth, macroeconomics, and the political eco...

  • Roy Bahat

    Roy Bahat

    Head of Bloomberg Beta

    May 29, 2020

    Hosted by Saratoga YEI

    Roy Bahat leads Bloomberg Beta, an early-stage venture firm backed by Bloomberg that invests in startups making work better, with a focus on machine intelligence. Mr. B...

  • Janice Albright

    Janice Albright

    Owner of Big Basin Burger Bar

    May 29, 2020

    Hosted by Saratoga YEI

    Janice Albright is the owner of Big Basin Burger, a successful burger restaurant in downtown Saratoga that first opened in 2015. Big Basin Burger Bar won Best of Los Ga...