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!
By Justin Wagers. University of Puget Sound.
The purpose of this research is to determine the usefulness of a borrower’s vocabulary in determining his/her creditworthiness. The analysis takes a word-frequency approach to 36,055 loans… Continue reading Vocabulary as an indicator of creditworthiness: An analysis of public loan data
By Luke Heine. Harvard College.
How are city demographics correlated with the amount of venture capital they receive? The paper uses a unique dataset of ~58,000 venture deals from 2000 – 2014 from the CrunchBase dataset and census data from the same period. Continue reading Place and its Role in Venture Capital Funding
By Ryan A. Mather. University of Minnesota.
Native American reservations are marked by poverty rates that remain persistently above national averages through generations, but a recent… Continue reading Temporary Assistance with Lasting Effects: A Report on Policies of Self-Determination in Native America
By Ryan DeLoughry. Wesleyan University.
This paper was inspired by Raymond J. Keating’s article “Economic Woes of Pro Sports… Continue reading BLOG: A Capital Punishment, How the Public Funding of Nationals Park is a Bad Deal
By Domagoj Babic. Princeton University.
When companies choose to undertake foreign direct investments (FDI) in emerging countries (such as those in Central and Eastern Europe) rather than their home countries or developed ones, they are usually attracted by lower wages and a lucrative entrance to a new and un(der)utilized market (Walsh and Yu, 2010). Continue reading European Integration as a Determinant of Foreign Direct Investment in Central and Eastern Europe, 1995-2013
By Nicole Gorton and Sylvia Klosin. University of Chicago.
Do female immigrants earn as much as their native counterparts, and if not, why not? We establish the existence of a wage gap between female U.S. born and female immigrant workers, then try to explain what factors drive this gap. Continue reading Explaining the Immigrant-Native Wage Gap