Michael Pocress ’21 (Dyson)

Michael Pocress is an undergraduate student studying applied economics and management at the Dyson School part of the SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University. On campus Michael was selected to participate in the Hunter R. Rawlings III Cornell Presidential Research Scholars Program and conducts research related to geopolitics, macroeconomics, and emerging trends in business at the Emerging Markets Institute with Professor Lourdes Casanova. Michael has authored several publications about emerging markets and has presented his research work at conferences throughout the United States. He is also an active member of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Community and the Cornell Public Service Center.

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The Asian Century just arrived. Now get ready.

EMI undergraduate researcher, Michael Pocress ’21, explains events that led to the rise of Asia and how the continent may define future globalization.

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The 2010s: A decade in review for emerging markets

Now that we move into the 2020s, it is important to look back over this past decade to better understand how the landscape of emerging markets has changed and what may lie ahead.

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U.S.-China trade war: A zero-sum game

Undergraduate researcher for the Emerging Markets Institute Michael Pocress summarizes the history and outlook U.S.-China trade relations.