On behalf of the Comparative Advantage Editorial Board, we are pleased to present the eighth volume of Stanford University’s undergraduate economics journal.
By Noah Zwiefel, Macalester College -- Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) reinvents what we know about HIV prevention by nearly eliminating the risk that an individual will seroconvert after exposure to HIV. Uptake, however, has been slow in many areas where it would be most beneficial.
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 Spencer Papay, Columbia University -- This paper investigates the relationship between federally-funded community health centers and opioid overdoses across America’s distinct geographic regions.
By Kah Heng Lua, University of Manchester -- This study employs a time-series approach to determine the effects of changes in the global West Texas Intermediate and Dubai Fateh crude oil price benchmarks on Malaysia’s GDP and trade. The results indicate that effects from developments in global crude oil prices exist only in the short-run.
By Lucas Cusimano and Ruby Zhang, The University of Chicago -- This paper examines the determinants of U.S. hedge fund flow before and after the financial crisis using comprehensive hedge fund panel data. Hedge funds offer a unique testing ground for hypotheses about investor behavior due to their limited regulation structure.
On behalf of the Comparative Advantage Editorial Board, we are pleased to present the seventh volume of Stanford University’s undergraduate economics journal.