Pursuing M.S. in Economics

Toulouse School of Economics

About

Hey, I’m Mason!

I graduated in May 2020 from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and International Studies, and I am now pursuing a Master’s degree in Economics at the Toulouse School of Economics while working part-time as a Marketing & Business Consultant at scite.

Some of my recent university projects include capital concentration in Argentina at the beginning of the 20th century, populism and economic inequality in Turkey, the optimization of pay-what-you-want pricing models, and the relationship between increasing industrial concentration and inequality in the United States.

For my personal projects, I have created an R package, sciteR, to gather journal-level citation data from scite, a Shiny web app to track the spread of COVID-19, and a simple R script to quickly visualize cryptocurrency price trends.

English

Español (B2)

French (A2)

Open to work

My experience is primarily in economics, and I am searching for an internship where I can apply economic understanding alongside data science tools. For example, an internship in marketing, economic consulting, market regulation, or another related field! Preferably in France or remotely.

I enjoy:

  • Reading books 📚
  • Playing tennis 🎾
  • Drinking coffee ☕
  • Learning languages 🌎

I support:

Open science, internet privacy, and open source software.

Interests

  • Industrial organization
  • Market research
  • Economic consulting

Education

  • M.S., Economics, 2020-2022

    Toulouse School of Economics

  • B.A., Economics & International Studies, 2016-2020

    University of Oklahoma

  • Exchange Program, Economics & International Studies, 2018-2019

    Masaryk University

Skills

R

Spanish

Github

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Marketing & Business Consultant

scite

Nov 2020 – Present Brooklyn, NY
scite is an award-winning platform for discovering and evaluating scientific articles via Smart Citations. Smart Citations allow users to see how a scientific paper has been cited by providing the context of the citation and a classification describing whether it provides supporting or disputing evidence for the cited claim.
 
 
 
 
 

Nonprofit Consultant

The Oklahoma Group

Jan 2020 – May 2020 Norman, OK
  • Provided pro bono consulting services to a nonprofit literacy center in the Oklahoma City area to help maximize its social impact and expand its mission
  • Created new marketing ideas and outreach techniques to increase the potential client base
  • Cleaned, analyzed, and visualized marketing and financial data in R to help the nonprofit learn how to better engage its clients
  • Publicly presented and explained research findings
 
 
 
 
 

Exam Editor for Honors Statistics Course

University of Oklahoma

May 2018 – Aug 2018 Norman, Oklahoma
  • Created and edited questions and answers for exams for the Honors Elements of Statistics course at the University of Oklahoma
  • Fixed mathematical and statistical mistakes on the exam answer keys
  • Provided new, concise answer key explanations to serve as a resource to future students
 
 
 
 
 

Undergraduate Research Assistant

The Lab of Integrated Neuroimaging and Neuromodulation

Jan 2017 – May 2017 Norman, OK
  • Observed and participated in 3 experiments using electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Developed a final presentation and literature review summarizing the applications of EEG in Alzheimer’s research

Accomplish­ments

The American Friends of TSE Excellence Scholarship Grant

  • Awarded to 1 US resident for academic and professional projects in line with the Toulouse School of Economics' training objectives.
  • Part of the International Attractiveness School Program, this scholarship will allow a student to be financially supported in his/her training at one of the leading schools of economics in continental Europe. The objective of this scholarship is also to continue to strengthen and establish new links between TSE and the United States.

Robert Dean Bass Endowment Scholarship

For economics or political science students who want to pursue public service careers and promote the American political and economic system

2018 Holmes Scholarship

For outstanding undergraduate students studying economics at the University of Oklahoma

Paula Throckmorton Zakaria and Fareed Zakaria Scholarship

Scholarship for University of Oklahoma students studying abroad through the College of International Studies

National Merit Scholar

Awarded to only 15,000 out of 1.6 million American students who enter each year

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