Our Summer 2018 Issue

On behalf of the Comparative Advantage Editorial Board, we are honored to present the sixth volume, Summer Issue of the Stanford Undergraduate Economics Journal.

Through the years, Comparative Advantage has changed and expanded to include an online blog in addition to our bi-yearly issues, staying true to our mission of providing students a platform to showcase their economic prowess. We are proudly run by undergraduate students here at Stanford: our multi-disciplinary staff works tirelessly to edit and publish submissions from university students across the world, in order to make economic research more accessible to all audiences.

The latest volume discusses a wide range of topics: the impact of the ACA Medicaid expansion on bankruptcy; the effect of agribusiness political campaign contributions on individual product producers; VAR modelling of interest rate shocks on bank balance sheets; and the economic impact of psychological distress on former child soldiers. Our blog further covers topics such as quantifying the value of a Michelin star, the employment effects of minimum wage increases, and many more. With a growing number of submissions contributing to a more competitive submission process, we are excited to publish these stellar papers.

Last but certainly not least, we would like to express our gratitude to the Stanford Economics Department and the Stanford Economics Association (SEA) for their continued support.

Ruru (Juan Ru) Hoong and Daniel Wainstock

2018-19 co-Editors-in-Chief