Finance / Trade

Research Interest

Cameron Danesh

Undergraduate Student
Political Economy

Cameron Danesh is a third year majoring in political economy. His academic interests include economic history and geography and using those disciplines to find solutions to social inequality and the world's most pressing issues. Currently, he is working with Professor Brad Delong on his upcoming book Slouching Towards Utopia: The Economic History of the Long Twentieth Century. In his free time, he enjoys reading and learning about the world and going our for walks around Berkeley.

Christina Ji

Undergraduate Student
Media Studies
Political Science

Christina Ji is a senior from Sugar Land, Texas double majoring in Media Studies and Political Science, with a focus in International Relations. Her academic interests include international consumer behavior, the nexus of tech/entertainment, and virtual communities. She has previously interned at Paramount Pictures for international marketing, and her love for storytelling pushes her to investigate new mediums, stories, and cultures. In her free time, Christina reads and writes - but she is always on the lookout for the best strawberry matcha latte!

Julia Tjan

Undergraduate Student
Political Economy
Goldman School of Public Policy

Julia Tjan is a third year student from the East Bay Area majoring in Political Economy with a concentration in International Trade & Development and minoring in Public Policy. She has served as a Research Assistant for Dr. Aila Matanock’s Constitutions Project sponsored by the Defense Department’s Minerva Initiative on the legal framework of security institutions and violent instability in developing countries for over a year. Currently, she is a Business and Economic Consulting intern at SGI LLC., a DC firm that specializes in environmental sustainability and evolutionary economic...

Alix Schoback

Undergraduate Student
Political Science
Environmental Economics and Policy

Alix Schoback is a senior from Santa Cruz, California studying Political Science and Environmental Economics and Policy. Her research interests include corporate governance, market regulation, and political and economic institutions broadly, as they pertain to climate change, energy markets, and financialization. Since September 2019, Schoback has worked with Professor Clair Brown of the Economics Department, researching fossil fuel divestment. Presently, she also works in the department of Agricultural & Resource Economics with PhD candidate Matthew Tarduno, assisting in research on...

Emma Zazueta Lachenaud

Undergraduate Student
Political Economy

Emma Zazueta Lachenaud is a third-year international student at Cal studying Political Economy with a concentration in Economic Development with Econometrics. She has also completed the Haas School of Business intense summer Business for Arts, Sciences and Engineering program. Her interests include comparative politics and diplomacy, economics, international security, and how these fields intersect. Zazueta Lachenaud interned at the Latin American and Caribbean Parliament in Panama, where she conducted research and learned about the diplomatic and parliamentary field. At Berkeley, Zazueta...

Ishana Ratan

Graduate Student
Political Science

Ishana Ratan is a third year graduate student in the Political Science Department at the Univeristy of California, Berkeley, with a focus on international political economy. Her current research interests include the politics of renewable energy technology policy adoption in middle income countries. She also serves as a Project Director at the Berkeley APEC Study Center, Prior to pursuing graduate studies, she worked as an international trade paralegal, which greatly inspired her interest in trade, technology, and strategic competition in the global marketplace.

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Tara Allegra Fermanto

Undergraduate Student
Political Economy
Business Administration

Tara Allegra is a senior majoring in Political Economy and Business Administration, with a minor in Global Poverty and Practice. Her research interest broadly includes human rights issues, democratization, and international development. Tara is fluent in Bahasa Indonesia and Malay, and is currently studying French. Over the summer, Tara worked as a finance intern at The World Bank in Washington, DC. Currently, she is an economic research intern for the Center for Strategic and International Studies. In her free time, she loves to paint, listen to music, and learn new languages!

Chelsea Cano

Undergraduate Student
Business Administration

Chelsea Cano is a senior from Los Banos, CA majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Global Management. Her research interests include the economic development of the 20th and 21st century, the Digital Revolution and Information Age, and international affairs. Chelsea is currently working with Professor Brad DeLong and assisting in writing the footnotes for his book, "Slouching Towards Utopia: The Economic History of the Long Twentieth Century." In her free time, Chelsea enjoys watching psychological horror films and gardening.

Joseph Tak Maga

Undergraduate Student
Economics
Music

Joseph Tak Maga is a sophomore from Novato, California, pursuing a double major in Economics and Music as well as a minor in Political Economy. His interests are in the interaction between technology, economic development, and public policy. Aside from his research, he previously taught in the Berkeley Model UN program, and currently is an active organist and pianist in the Bay Area.

Sarayut Rueangsuwan

Graduate Student
Goldman School of Public Policy

Sarayut holds Ph.D. in Accountancy in the University of Exeter, UK. His interests include the implications of information technology for public finance, economic policy, financial regulations, renewable energy, and political architecture. He also focuses on how to develop optimal public policies to respond to such implications.