Emily Green '21 recently had her second of two articles published following a summer internship where she researched and wrote articles that provided insight into the short- and long-term effects the COVID-19 pandemic might have on people's lives.
Emily's most recent article, which was published in late 2020, focuses on research about meat supply chains, a topic she became familiar with at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I witnessed the meat shortages at the grocery store and was interested in the economic explanations behind them,” she says. “As I explored the topic, it became clear to me that many of the concepts from my economics courses about tradeoffs, concentration, efficiency, and consumer choice were embedded into the issues with our meat supply chains in the U.S.”
Emily, who is pursuing a combined major in international economics and Spanish, as well as a major in government at St. Lawrence, spent her summer working for the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, where she was able to connect the dots between the economic theory she learned in her classes at St. Lawrence and what was happening around the world in the midst of the pandemic. Her first of two published articles for Econ Focus, a quarterly publication that covers economics issues affecting the Fifth Federal Reserve District and the nation, highlights recent economic research on the midlife effects of graduating into a recession and was published in the magazine’s Second/Third Quarter 2020 issue.