GYEF was created during the summer of 2020 due to a lack of resources to explore the world of economics, finance, and business within my own high school at the time.
I started small with an Instagram account that was intended to educate students around the world about basic Microeconomics/Macroeconomics. Slowly, a month after GYEF's inception, I started reaching out to speakers to host events giving students a more direct way to interact with industry professionals.
From there, I recruited people to be on the team. We started to scale our operations more to include talks, conferences, competitions, college mentorship, and more to make a deep and lasting impact on the lives of high school and college students who aspire to be future changemakers, policymakers, economists, business professionals, education entrepreneurs, and more!
- Lina Lin, Founder of The Global Youth Economics Forum
Fun Fact! We were originally called "International Economics (IE)" before we changed our name along the way