Matthew Pesner a fifth-year Ph.D. student in the department of economics at Vanderbilt University with interests in the intersection of health economics, public finance, and economic history. As an analytical individual, interested in data-driven subjects, it’s no surprise that he has been particularly interested in economics since high school. After completing his undergrad at Colorado College with a degree in Mathematical Economics, Matthew was accepted into Vanderbilt University where he earned his Master's Degree in Economics and is now a Ph.D. student.
Outside of his career in academia, Matthew Pesner likes to step away from the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life by traveling to new and familiar places and spending time outdoors. He's been to numerous places across Europe - including Paris, England, and Scotland - and he even had the chance to explore Israel and see the beautiful country. However, some of Matthew's favorite destinations are right here at home in the United States, a place he considers to be underrated among travel enthusiasts.
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS