Hannah Vinson, a senior economics major, placed in the top three in a national contest aimed at generating new ideas to solve pressing economic issues.
Hannah was one of 12 students in the country invited to share her ideas with a panel of the nation’s most prominent economists at the 2010 National Economics Insider Symposium (NEIS) in Washington, D.C. She presented her essay, titled “Powering America’s Economy,” that addressed reducing energy demands.
The contest was organized by Pearson Higher Education and included panelists such as Ben Bernanke, chairman and member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Olivier Blanchard, economic counselor and director of the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund; and 2008 Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman. The contest was organized by Pearson Higher Education. Vinson was accompanied by Boise State economics professor Samia Islam, who encouraged her to enter the contest.
Hannah intends to pursue a Ph.D. in economics after earning her bachelor’s degree at Boise State.