BLOG: Is Finance Making Geography Increasingly Insignificant?

By Yuxiang Hou, College of William and Mary

This paper attempts to revisit “the end of geography” debate by incorporating both established theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical evidence. It argues that for five reasons finance is not making geography increasingly insignificant. However, in the long run, things may be different. Continue reading BLOG: Is Finance Making Geography Increasingly Insignificant?

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BLOG: To Stay or Migrate? Preferences and Occupational Choice in China’s Rural Ethnic Tourism Industry

By Virginia Zhang, New York University

Though rural workers in China now have more opportunities for rural-urban migration, they still face uncertainties in urban labor markets. For many rural Chinese ethnic minority workers, … Continue reading BLOG: To Stay or Migrate? Preferences and Occupational Choice in China’s Rural Ethnic Tourism Industry

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

The Question of the “Trump Effect”: Basic Voting Characteristics, Economic Indicators, and Migration Flows in the 2016 Presidential Election

By Pablo A. Ordóñez Bravo. Pomona College

This paper examines the correlations between basic voter characteristics, economic indicators, migration flows and the change in Republican… Continue reading The Question of the “Trump Effect”: Basic Voting Characteristics, Economic Indicators, and Migration Flows in the 2016 Presidential Election

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