The Student Economics Association (SEA) works towards fostering a sense of community within those who are interested in taking up economics as their major/minor. We aim to provide learning opportunities that add to the experience of our students. To this aim, we organize seminars, visits, and competitions that enhance the economics students’ experience at AUS.
The SEA takes on projects such as the Big Sister/Brother Program, in which economics alumni are invited to provide support and advice for current economics majors and minors at AUS. The association also publishes the Economist Diwan, a student-run academic economics journal, with the support of the Department of Economics at AUS. Our objective is to publish research carried out by AUS students as well as exchange students and potentially extend our reach to publishing undergraduate research from other universities in the region as well. We also plan to create a Student Price Index (SPI), a measure for students to see how campus prices change over time, allowing them to understand such concepts as inflation and financial planning. Lastly, we intend to provide tutoring services for upper-level economics courses. We hope that this peer-to-peer interaction fosters productive discussions and thought, in addition to helping those students who need it.