Michael Barresi participated in the EGC Internship Program in the Summer of 2020. He went on to write an ambitious senior essay investigating the feasibility of using trade policy to hold together a coalition of countries fighting climate change. On graduating in 2022, Michael went to work as a Quantitative Trader at Jane Street Capital and is considering pursuing an Economics PhD.

Economics research was one of the highlights of my four years at Yale. From methodical and thought-provoking theoretical work as a Tobin Fellow to fast-paced and highly impactful work as an EGC intern, I was able to explore the diversity of experiences that economics has to offer, which continuously challenged me and piqued my curiosity in new ways.