About Me

My name is Ted Yanez and I am an undergraduateFallHeadshots-07
student at the University of Oregon studying economics. After college, I plan to work for a large bank or corporation in finance. I would eventually like to work in government, in either a political or economic role.

As you might have already noticed, I love to teach and write about economics, finance, political analyses, and Oregon. I also love to analyze economic situations and measure the risk of certain financial or political decisions.

Another interest of mine is the financial market. This has helped me learn much about how to better study historical trends as well as forecast a political outcome based on economics. My training has included heavy use of the Bloomberg Professional Service, STATA, and mathematics.



  1. Ted, I read a quote from Vilfredo Pareto that says something really basic (paraphrasing): “there are two ways to acquire wealth – to produce it or co-opt wealth that was produced by others.” It sounds simple and obvious, but it also seems important and consequential for economics. Where would I look to find research or theory that builds on that postulate? I’ve been thinking about the methods we use to co-opt one another’s wealth (like the privatization of land rent, monopoly pricing, inflation of transaction costs, destruction of the commons, manipulation of information, etc), and I was hoping to find some insightful research. I know that a lot of people have picked apart market inefficiencies and other economic problems, but has there been any research into the science of appropriation?

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