Announcements, Health Economics, Politics, Uncategorized

Our Winter 2023 Issue

On behalf of the Stanford Economic Review Editorial Board, I am pleased to present the eleventh volume, winter issue, of Stanford University’s undergraduate economics journal. Building on our momentum from last year, our publication has continued expanding its global reach over the course of the 2022-2023 academic year. As our readership climbs to new heights,… Continue reading Our Winter 2023 Issue

Commentary, Politics

COMMENTARY: Universal Basic Income: The Need for Wider-Scale Programs

Gabriel Frank-McPheter, Stanford University -- This past Democracy Day, Stanford students filled Dinkelspiel Auditorium to hear from Andrew Yang, a man perhaps best known for his call for a universal basic income. Since his 2020 presidential run, this once obscure idea has now become quite popular. For the first time in American history, direct cash payments were issued to the population at large as a form of economic stimulus during the pandemic.


Spare Change? Lobbying and Corporate Charity in U.S. Immigration Policy

Connor Brennan and Jamie Wang, Georgetown University -- It is well documented that firms wishing to affect immigration policy do so by lobbying to policymakers directly. Less documented is the reason why firms participating in corporate lobbying might also donate to charities related to immigration. Our paper studies this question by analyzing the effect of immigration lobbying on philanthropic activity among Fortune 500 and S&P 500 firms that donated and lobbied from 1999 to 2015.

Announcements, Politics

Our Winter 2022 Issue

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… Continue reading Our Winter 2022 Issue


Political Participation After a Mass Protest Movement: Evidence from the Arab Spring

Nada Shalash, Boston University -- This paper explores the individual and social determinants of political engagement across the Middle East before and after the Arab Spring. Using the Arab Spring as an example of a mass uprising spanning multiple countries, I conduct a difference-in-differences analysis of socioeconomic determinants of political engagement in the Middle East.


Does Protest Turnout Affect Regulatory Policy?: Anti-Nuclear Energy Protests During the 1970s-90s

By James Sanders, Christopher Dann, Irene Kyoung, Rafae Qazi, Jintao Zhu, and Yihan Zhu, London School of Economics and Bowdoin College -- Our research aims to quantify the impact of protest turnout on legislative change. Specifically, we formulate a two-period model to explain the behaviour of legislators when faced with a variety of protest turnouts and preferences of the median voter.