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
Zachary Cheek, University of Nebraska-Lincoln -- Trade liberalization has long been thought to lead to the decline of repressive regimes. However, as autocratic states like Russia, Iran, and China have expanded their influence, Western nations are beginning to see that trade alone will not be a motivator for antagonist governments to behave in the desired ways.
Eshan Kemp, Stanford University -- Researchers have found that a sizable number of credits in existing carbon markets can be traced back to a systematic overestimation of carbon emission savings.
Lucas Bosman, Stanford University -- Ushering in economic reforms to resolve China’s demand-side failings is top priority (Kynge, 2021), though the question remains whether change is viable, both economically and politically.
Aidan Cullen, Stanford University -- The Metaverse has opened a whole new world of possibilities. By generating prime advertising space for large companies and fueling the mass trading of NFTs, the Metaverse is forming a fascinating new economy.
Jenna Teterin, Stanford University -- Europe is running out of gas. With panic rising and solutions limited, the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, while unpopular, may be Europe’s best option yet.
Nicolas Garcia, Stanford University -- Understanding vaccines and their associated use through the lens of Global Public Goods (GPGs) carries important consequences for how the world manages public health crises like COVID-19.
Ezra Kohrman, Stanford University -- At first glance, a collection of trees may appear to be nothing more than an ornamental additive or a mere pocket of shade. But really, trees are so much more. In light of a changing climate and widening economic inequality, trees represent an indispensable resource for achieving environmental and economic progress.
For almost a decade, Comparative Advantage has published incredible research papers from undergraduate students across the globe, serving as a medium to amplify the voices of some of the world’s brightest minds. Starting this year, we are attempting to broaden our publication’s impact by venturing into new territory: the realm of commentaries. Especially in the… Continue reading Exciting News for 2021-22 and Beyond – Our Name has Changed!