Hello world, my name is Brian Albrecht. I’m a 2012 St. Olaf College grad with a major in Physics and Political Science. While football was my passion for most of my life, reading and economics have taken over recently. This fall I will be attending the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics. There I hope to take the first steps toward turning my passions into my career. My blog, EPV, and this site are my ways of discussing my journey through the world of economics, from both inside and outside of academia, and things I pick up along the way. Also, I hope to point people to books I enjoyed through reviews. Check out Goodreads for my ratings/reviews of books and what I’m reading.