Our Winter 2017-18 Issue

On behalf of the Comparative Advantage Editorial Board, I am honored to present the fifth volume, Winter Issue of the Stanford Undergraduate Economics Journal. We have continued our mission of making economic research more accessible to all audiences. To provide content more frequently to readers, we have moved to publishing two issues per year, mirroring our two-round submission process. Our blog has also become a … Continue reading Our Winter 2017-18 Issue

BLOG: A Behavioral Econometric Assessment: Explaining Differential Electoral Turnout in the UK, across Different Ethnicities

By Amarvir Singh-Bal. Durham University

Although there are many ways to explain differential turnout in Britain, I suggest scholars should look more closely at the role of relative deprivation in… Continue reading BLOG: A Behavioral Econometric Assessment: Explaining Differential Electoral Turnout in the UK, across Different Ethnicities

BLOG: Are Immigrants Taking Our Jobs? An Economic Analysis of Immigrant Laborers in American Poultry Farms

By Jacob L. Peterson. Ball State University

Immigrants are taking American jobs, but we are all better off because of it. In today’s political environment, immigrants are viewed as a burden… Continue reading BLOG: Are Immigrants Taking Our Jobs? An Economic Analysis of Immigrant Laborers in American Poultry Farms

Developing Stock Markets and the Real Economy: Investigating Chinese Stock Market Turbulences in the Past 18 years

By Wei Wang. University of California, Berkeley

This study investigates the relationship between developing stock markets and the real economy by examining the effect of stock market crashes on… Continue reading Developing Stock Markets and the Real Economy: Investigating Chinese Stock Market Turbulences in the Past 18 years

Housing Demand and Labor Supply: The 1962 Algerian Repatriates to France

By Olivia Briffault. Yale University.

A surprising finding in analyses of the effects of immigration is that immigrants generally have a limited effect on local labor market outcomes. One reason that has been hypothesized is that immigration generates… Continue reading Housing Demand and Labor Supply: The 1962 Algerian Repatriates to France

The 2016-2017 Journal is out!

On behalf of the Comparative Advantage Editorial Board, I am honored to present the fifth volume of the Stanford Undergraduate Economics Journal. The journal has grown tremendously this year in its efforts to create an accessible platform for readers to engage with our authors’ work. Our new website is designed to mirror the layout of professional academic journals, with individual articles available on separate pages … Continue reading The 2016-2017 Journal is out!

How Does Technology Affect Skill Demand? Technical Changes and Capital-Skill Complementarity in the 21st Century

By Yifan (Eva) Gong. Macalester College.

This paper attempts to examine technology’s impact on the labor market through the lens of skilled labor. Technical changes in the late 20th century are skill-biased… Continue reading How Does Technology Affect Skill Demand? Technical Changes and Capital-Skill Complementarity in the 21st Century