On behalf of the Stanford Economic Review Editorial Board, we are honored to present the tenth volume, winter issue, of Stanford University’s undergraduate economics journal.
The 2021-2022 academic year has been a transformative time for our publication: We changed our name to the Stanford Economic Review, launched the commentaries section, expanded our team of writers and editors, and revamped our website to better showcase excellent economic writing from undergraduate students across the world. These changes reflect our desire to redefine the purpose of the publication from a research journal to a public-facing platform encompassing both outstanding empirical work and timely analyses of current economic events. Our readership has reached the highest level on record, and we are incredibly proud of and confident in the direction that the publication is heading.
This year’s journal edition features undergraduate work on a diverse array of topics ranging from the relationship between corporate lobbying and charitable giving in the field of immigration policy to the effects of election-day voter registration on turnout and election outcomes. A number of commentary pieces written on pressing global challenges, from COVID-19 vaccine rollouts to the European energy crisis, complement this edition’s empirical work.
We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the authors whose writing is featured in this journal edition and on the commentaries page of our website. As always, we thank the Stanford Economics Department and the Stanford Economics Association (SEA) for their support of our journal’s mission as well as our Associate Editors for their time and dedication throughout the editing process.
Karthick Arunachalam and Daniel Yang