The Eagles Economics Society invites students from all majors to learn about economics and network with professors, current students, alumni, and business leaders.

During our weekly meetings, we hear from (1) current and former students about internship or work experiences; (2) local business leaders with perspectives on their industries; and (3) professors about extracurricular opportunities or the graduate school application process.

We also travel to various businesses to take tours (e.g. Gulfstream) and to conferences (e.g. American Economic Association conference) to hear the world’s leading economists speak on a range of topics.

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings take place on Wednesdays from 7-8pm in the Parker College of Business room 1111.

Fall 2020 Schedule

Fall 2020 Schedule to be announced in September

Past Meetings

Spring 2020 Tentative Meeting Schedule

1/15 Meeting of the economics society officers

1/22 Welcome back meeting

1/29 Personal Finance
John Hatem, PhD, Professor of Finance at Georgia Southern
Jeff Schiman, PhD, Assistant Professor of Economics at Georgia Southern

2/5 Conversations with PhD Students
Diego Guerrero, PhD student in economics at University of Tennessee
Connor Kasten, former finance major at GS, current PhD student in finance at University of Tennessee

2/12 Using data to answer big questions
Neil Carlson, PhD, Director, Center for Social Research

2/19 Economics of Public Health
Kevin Callison, PhD, Assistant Professor of Public Health at Tulane University

2/26 Heterodox Economics
Mary Orisich, MA, Professor of Economics, Holyoke Community College

3/4 Conversations with an Amazon economist
Irina Horoi, PhD, Senior Economist at Amazon

3/11 Building a Resume

3/18 Spring break – no meeting

3/25 Economic Policy
Marcus Casey, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of economics at University of Illinois and nonresident fellow at Brookings Institution

4/1 Gulfstream
Amanda Armstrong, former economics major at GS, current Avionics Commercial Negotiations Team at Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
Hannah O’Malley, former marketing major at GS, current Specialist, Talent Programs at Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

4/8 PricewaterhouseCoopers
Alexa Morales, former economics major at GS, current regulatory risk and compliance specialist at PwC

4/15 Mock Interviews

4/22 End of year party and election of new economics society officers

4/29 Meeting of former and new economics society officers

Fall 2019 Schedule

9/18 Economics research at the World Trade Center – Savannah
Cameron Speakes, Economics major at Georgia Southern

9/25 Eagles on Wall Street informational session
Allissa Lee, PhD, Associate Professor of Finance at Georgia Southern

10/2 Graduate school informational session
Jeff Schiman, PhD, Assistant Professor of Economics at Georgia Southern

10/9 No meeting

10/16 GS Investment club
Michael Williams, Mechanical engineering major at Georgia Southern

10/23 No meeting

10/30 Perspectives on a career in an economics research think tank
Jason Ward, PhD, Economist, RAND Corporation
Anuj Gangopadhyaya, PhD, Research Associate, Urban Institute

11/6 Perspectives on a career in law
Turner Binkley, JD, Associate, Schiff Hardin

11/13 (5:30-6:30pm, room TBD) Perspectives on a career in financial services
Max Manack, Senior Vice President and Associate Resident Director, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
Jim Campbell, Vice President and Senior Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
Ansley Thompson, Registered Client Associate, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

11/20 TBD

11/27 Thanksgiving break, no meeting

12/4 End of semester gathering at Three Tree Coffee Roasters


Najae Moore, President
Maverick Boring, Vice President
Analucia Yanar, Treasurer

Faculty Advisor

Jeff Schiman, Ph.D. (

Last updated: 6/26/2020

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