The Stanford Economics Association (SEA) is an undergraduate student-run organization that serves Stanford  students interested in economics. We are partners with the Stanford Economics Department and SIEPR, which allows our members to access targeted academic resources and connections to faculty. Apart from our weekly meetings, where members discuss intriguing economic topics, we host faculty lunches, finance speaker series, and massive economics-oriented events such as the recent COVID-19 Policy Hackathon, which welcomed over 800 participants from over 75 countries. 

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What makes us unique

The only econ club sponsored by the econ department + siepr
Provides direct access to professors + econ-related resources through events like faculty lunches
 help us organize worldwide policy events like covid19policyhackathon

Our Achievement:

Hackathon Applicant



Previous Speakers

Signe-Mary Mckernan 

Signe-Mary McKernan is vice president for labor, human services, and population and co-director of the Opportunity and Ownership initiative at the Urban Institute. McKernan has extensive experience leading large projects and using rigorous econometric methods, randomized controlled trials, and administrative and survey data to evaluate programs and policies. 



Dr. Wittenberg is a Senior Research Scientist in the Center for Health Decision Science at the Harvard School of Public Health. She studies methods for measuring patient-relevant outcomes, including quality of life, preferences, and economic utilities, and the integration of these measures into decision analysis. Her work also encompasses the psychology of decision making, and the influence of psychology on the perception and articulation of outcomes. 

Nagaraja  Harshadeep

​Harshadeep is a Global Lead for Disruptive Technology in the Environment, Natural Resources & Blue Economy Global Practice at the World Bank in Washington DC. In the past 24 years at the Bank, he has worked on and led a number of investment operations and strategic analytic and advisory activities related to environment, natural resources, water resources, climate, etc. Harshadeep is also helping support a range of COVID-19 related work, including research, facilitation for remote supervision, and spatial surveys for global stimulus operations. 


Mark Duggan 

Mark Duggan is The Trione Director of SIEPR and The Wayne and Jodi Cooperman Professor of Economics at Stanford. His research focuses on the health care sector and the effects of government expenditure programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. His research has been published in leading academic outlets and has been featured in many media outlets including The Economist, the New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Duggan was the 2010 recipient of the ASHEcon Medal (awarded once every two years to the leading health economist in the U.S. under age 40).

Jackson Lu

​Dr. Jackson Lu is the Mitsui Career Development Assistant Professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management. His research focuses on culture and globalization and has been published in premier scientific journals. In 2019, he was named one of the World’s 40 Best Business School Professors Under 40 by Poets and Quants. Dr. Jackson Lu received his Ph.D. in Management (Organizational Behavior) from Columbia Business School.

Marcelo Clerici-Arias 

Marcelo Clerici- Arias, is a Lecturer and Director of the Honors Program for Economics and Public Policy. He also teaches the Junior Honors Seminar for both degree programs, and the Principles of Economics course. Prior to his current position, Marcelo  was the Associate Director of Stanford’s Center for Teaching and Learning for 12 years, the Associate Director of Stanford’s Introductory Economics Center for four years. 

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