JC Martinez, Princeton University -- In this paper, we explore (I) whether large corporations use charitable giving strategically to influence politics and (II) the extent to which it might be effective in changing legislator behavior.
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
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.
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.
Ashmit Vyas, University of Pennsylvania -- I estimate the effect of election-day voter registration (EDR) on the turnout and outcome of the 1992 presidential election in Rhode Island by conducting a difference-in-differences analysis against the gubernatorial election.
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
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.
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.
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...