Co-founder & Former CEO of YEI, Student at New York University
Ian Chen is a student at New York University studying Finance and Data Science. He currently serves as Youth Economics Initiative's co-chairman. After co-founding YEI, Ian served as its COO from 2018 to 2021 and its CEO from 2021 to 2022. Alongside his work in the YEI, he chartered one of founding chapters of the YEI at Lynbrook High School.
Co-founder & Former CEO of YEI, Student at Stanford University
Henry Weng is an student at Stanford University studying Economics and Computer Science. He currently serves as Youth Economics Initiative’s chairman. As a high school student, Henry co-founded YEI, serving as its CFO from 2018 to 2020 and its CEO from 2020 to 2021. Henry also founded YEI's first-ever club, the Saratoga High School Economics Club.
Dean Emeritus at Columbia Business School, Fmr. Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors
Glenn Hubbard is Dean Emeritus of Columbia Business School, where he has been a faculty member since 1988, served as dean from 2004 to 2019, and is also the Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics.
In government, Hubbard served as deputy assistant secretary for tax policy at the U.S. Treasury Department from 1991 to 1993. From February 2001 until March 2003, he was chairman of the U.S. Council of Economic Advisers under President George W. Bush. While serving as CEA chairman, he also chaired the economic policy committee of the OECD. In the corporate sector, he is Chairman of the Board of MetLife, a director of ADP and BlackRock Fixed Income Funds, and a past director of other corporations. Hubbard is co-chair of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation; he is a past Chair of the Economic Club of New York and a past co-chair of the Study Group on Corporate Boards.
In addition to writing more than 100 scholarly articles in economics and finance, Glenn is the author of three popular textbooks, as well as co-author of The Aid Trap: Hard Truths About Ending Poverty, Balance: The Economics of Great Powers From Ancient Rome to Modern America, and Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise: Five Steps to a Better Health Care System. His commentaries appear in Business Week, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Washington Post, Nikkei, and the Daily Yomiuri, as well as on television and radio.
Hubbard received his BA and BS degrees summa cum laude from the University of Central Florida, where he received the National Society of Professional Engineers Award. He also holds AM and PhD degrees in economics from Harvard University.
Clinical Professor of Accounting at NYU Stern
Dan Gode is the Clinical Professor of Accounting at the Stern School of Business at NYU. Before teaching at Stern, he taught at the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business in the University of Rochester.
He teaches and consults extensively in the areas of business drivers, financial reporting and analysis, data analytics, modeling, and taxation. As of December 2019, he has taught 20 different courses with a total of 194 sections and 9,398 students at Stern. He has also taught in the Columbia EMBA program as a visiting faculty.
He has been at Stern since 1998 and was voted “Professor of the Year” twice and has been nominated for the award seven times. In addition to winning the “Professor of the Year” award twice, he has won the Pedagogical Innovation Award at the Stern School of Business, New York University; Member of Club 6 (instructors whose ratings exceed 6 on 7) at Stern; and Member of the Dean's List of the Top Five instructors at the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business, University of Rochester.
Along with teaching at Stern, he also teaches training programs and consults extensively with corporations, investment banks, hedge funds, and private equity shops. Furthermore, he does research in economics, accounting, and finance and information systems. More specifically his interests are in accounting-based valuation, earnings forecasts, contracts, design of markets, and automated trading.
Lecturer at Stanford University, Founder of the Mastery in Communication Initiative, Author
Dr. Schramm is a lecturer in organizational behavior at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business teaching popular communication courses. He joined their faculty in 2007. Before that, he was a part of Columbia University and NYU’s faculty as senior lecturer/faculty director and clinical associate professor respectively.
In 2012, he co-founded the LOWKeynote program for students to create and deliver inspiring talks to enroll others in their vision to change lives, organizations, and the world. In 2019, he was also appointed the inaugural director of the King Global Leadership Program for Stanford’s Knight Hennessy Scholars. This february, he published his first book, Communicate with Mastery: Speak With Conviction and Write for Impact.
He has also been a self-employed keynote speaker as well as communication consultant and coach for over 26 years. He has worked with leaders and firms in a wide variety of industries and spoken at large meetings with thousands of attendees. In 2011, he asked the audience to break the silence surrounding suicide and suicide attempts in his TED talk “Break the silence for suicide attempt survivors” that has also 2 million views on the TED website. In brief, he is a writer, educator, and communications coach.
Executive Director of FTE
Ted Tucker has more than 20 years of management and marketing experience in the education leadership space. A firm believer in the power of the economic way of thinking, Ted continuously looks for innovative opportunities to educate individuals, both Americans and citizens from around the world, on how embracing this thinking will enrich their lives.
As the executive director of TFAS’s high school programs, the Foundation for Teaching Economics (FTE), Ted has delivered significant revenue and enrollment growth by incorporating data driven marketing, diversifying programming, and most importantly, managing a highly motivated and productive team. Before joining FTE, he served as the associate director of the Center for Language Studies at Beloit College.
Ted received his master’s degree from Kansas State University, his bachelor’s from UC Davis and his teaching certificate from Rockford College. In addition to his work at FTE, he serves on the Davis Joint Unified School District’s $150 million Bond Oversight Committee, and is the President of the Willett Elementary Site Council. He and his wife, Jennifer, are currently raising two young boys, which Ted considers his most important responsibility.
Senior Education Fellow at FEE, Author
Kerry McDonald is a Senior Education Fellow at FEE and author of Unschooled: Raising Curious, Well-Educated Children Outside the Conventional Classroom (Chicago Review Press, 2019). She is also an adjunct scholar at The Cato Institute and a regular Forbes contributor.
Kerry's research interests include homeschooling and alternatives to school, self-directed learning, education entrepreneurship, parent empowerment, school choice, and family and child policy. Her articles have appeared at The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, NPR, Education Next, Reason Magazine, City Journal, and Entrepreneur, among others. She has a master’s degree in education policy from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Bowdoin College.
Co-founder & Former CEO of YEI, Student at MIT
George Bian is an incoming sophomore at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology studying Computer Science, Economics, and Management. He graduated from Saratoga High School in 2020 and was the former co-founder and CEO of YEI from 2018 until 2020. George was also the ASB Student Body President at Saratoga High School, was ranked 5th in Economics at FBLA Nationals, and worked as a Bank of America Student Leader.