NATIONAL ECONOMIC COUNCIL

Dear Delegates:

 

Welcome to Harvard Model Congress San Francisco 2022! 

 

We cannot wait to welcome you to the National Economic Council. The National Economic Council is one of two bodies that advises the president on economic policy, the other being the Council of Economic Advisers. The National Economic Council (NEC) focuses on driving policy and providing recommendations. We will be discussing international trade and antitrust and big tech. On the former, we may discuss international trade and globalization in relation to topics such as labor policy, climate change, national security, and supply chains. Large technology companies have increasingly come under fire in recent years, and we will explore what policies, if any, should be taken.

 

This year your chairs are Michael Pak & Ethan Jasny. Here’s a little more about us!

 

Michael is a Senior Staffer for the Senate Finance Committee. He is a junior at Harvard majoring in economics. This will be his third time at HMC San Francisco. Outside of HMC, he plays violin in the Harvard Pops Orchestra and is involved with the Institute of Politics. Michael enjoys listening to ‘80s music, reading, playing tennis, and exploring Boston.

 

Hailing from Vancouver, BC, Ethan is a freshman planning on studying Government with a secondary in Statistics and the junior staffer for the National Economic Council at HMCSF 2021. Outside of HMC, he enjoys writing for the Harvard Political Review and conducting research for the foreign policy initiative. Ethan is also a fan of the perpetual underdog New York Yankees and loves the riveting sport of marble racing. He looks forward to fruitful discussions at the conference and meeting you all soon.

As we get closer to the conference, be on the lookout for emails about a pre-conference assignment. This will give us a great opportunity to give you feedback on skills you’ll need at the conference before we all come together in San Francisco. If you have any questions before the conference, please feel free to reach out to the Director of Special Programs, Nathan Zhao at specialprograms@hmcsanfran.org. We can’t wait to meet you!

 

Best wishes,

 

Michael Pak and Ethan Jasny

Chairs

NATIONAL ECONOMIC COUNCIL

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