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Columbia Economics Review Columbia Economics Review (CER) promotes discourse and research at the intersection of economics, business, politics, and society.

Founded in 2009, the Columbia Economics Review (CER) aims to promote discourse and research at the intersection of economics, business, politics, and society by publishing a rigorous selection of student essays, opinions, and research papers in a print journal released each semester. We further strive to engage individuals on campus, locally, and globally through speaker series, symposia, competitions, and other events established to promote dialogue and encourage deeper insights on economic issues. In 2014, CER launched its online magazine, featuring original content by the CER staff and other featured authors. Our online site provides in-depth coverage of news, events, and development in the world of economics, and also includes information for upcoming events and back issues of the print journal. CER is sponsored by the Program for Economic Research at Columbia University and the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy. CER is entirely led, organized, and operated by undergraduate students at Columbia across a multitude of academic disciplines. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/EconReview

06/20/2019

Congratulations to the winners of CER's Spring 2019 competitions!

Environmental Policy Competition:
1st Place: Augustus Huang, Rohit Rustagi, Leanne Shen, and Will Huang
2nd Place: Ricardo Jaramillo, Meredith Harris, and Arianna Christina Menzelos
3rd Place: Dana Kurniawan, Estrella Rodriguez, Madison Hough, and Olivia McClain

Columbia Economics Competition:
1st Place: Sinead Hunt and Chris Philogene
2nd Place: Vera Wang and Shantanu Shenai
3rd Place: Magdalen Kwarteng and Kania Rimu

High School Essay Competition:
1st Place: Brooke Funtleyder
2nd Place: Michael Tu
3rd Place: Madeleine Nielsen

Thank you for your hard work this semester in producing truly impressive research!

Please join us in congratulating the incoming Managing Board! For more information, please see the attached press releas...
06/03/2019
Mathieu Karim Sabbagh, Named Editor-In-Chief of Columbia Economic Review (CER) | Columbia | Economics

Please join us in congratulating the incoming Managing Board! For more information, please see the attached press release by the Program for Economic Research (PER).

Editor-In-Chief: Mathieu N. Sabbagh
Managing Editor: Neel Puri
Deputy Managing Editor: Sinet Chelagat
Deputy Managing Editor: Ignacio Lopez Gaffney
Executive Editor: Hallie Gruder
Deputy Executive Editor: Devyani Goel
Deputy Executive Editor: Philip Jang
Executive Director: Jenna Karp
Treasurer: Blaine Helleloid
Publisher: Gabriel Multedo
Art Director: Jessica Lu

Mathieu Karim Sabbagh, Named Editor-In-Chief of Columbia Economic Review (CER)New York, NY – Mathieu Karim Sabbagh is the new editor-in-chief of the Columbia Economics Review (CER), a journal led, organized, and operated by undergraduate students at Columbia University across multiple disciplines.

CER has extended the deadline to register for this year's Columbia Economics Competition! This year's topic concerns U.S...
04/01/2019
Columbia Economics Competition | Columbia Economic Review

CER has extended the deadline to register for this year's Columbia Economics Competition! This year's topic concerns U.S. - China trade relations. To see our full prompt and to register for the competition, please visit our website at http://columbiaeconreview.com/cec/

Participants have until April 16th, 2019 at 11:59PM to register. First, second and third place teams will receive cash prizes up to $600!

Columbia Economics Competition The registration deadline for the Columbia Economics Competition is March 31st, 2019 by 11:59 P.M. Please follow the link below to register: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER The date of the competition will be announced in coming weeks, though you can expect to compete sometime....

The prompt for the Columbia Economics Review's Spring 2019 High School Essay Competition is now available! This semester...
04/01/2019
Spring 2019 High School Essay Competition | Columbia Economic Review

The prompt for the Columbia Economics Review's Spring 2019 High School Essay Competition is now available!

This semester, students are asked to think critically about the economics behind Amazon's potential headquarters in Long Island City.

For more information about the contest, please visit: http://columbiaeconreview.com/spring-2019-high-school-essay-competition/

Submissions are due May 1.

If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]. We look forward to reading your submissions!

Spring 2019 High School Essay Competition Submissions for the Spring 2019 High School Essay Competition are due May 1st, 2019 at 11:59 PM. Please send your essay to [email protected], with “HEC Spring 2019” in the subject line.   Please feel free to contact us (using the above email) with...

The Columbia Program for Economic Research presents a panel on protectionism in the United States. We hope to see you th...
03/12/2019

The Columbia Program for Economic Research presents a panel on protectionism in the United States. We hope to see you there!

In our latest article, Devyani Goel tackles the issue of AI and automation. In discussing its economic implications, she...
03/09/2019
What do Bill Gates, the European Parliament, and a Columbia Professor Have in Common? | Columbia Economic Review

In our latest article, Devyani Goel tackles the issue of AI and automation. In discussing its economic implications, she considers recent reports by leading business groups and sits down with Prof. Salanié, Chair of the Department of Economics at Columbia University.

What do Bill Gates, the European Parliament, and a Columbia Professor Have in Common? March 9, 2019 By Devyani Goel Leave a Comment In early March 2017, Flippy, 1 an artificially intelligent robot, replaced a human worker at a burger flipping station in California. While this substitution may not be...

Register to compete in the 2019 Columbia Economics Competition presented by the Columbia Economic Review! This year's to...
02/06/2019
Columbia Economics Competition | Columbia Economic Review

Register to compete in the 2019 Columbia Economics Competition presented by the Columbia Economic Review! This year's topic concerns U.S. - China trade relations. To see our full prompt and to register for the competition, please visit our website at http://columbiaeconreview.com/cec/

Participants have until March 31st, 2019 at 11:59PM to register!

Columbia Economics Competition The registration deadline for the Columbia Economics Competition is March 31st, 2019 by 11:59 P.M. Please follow the link below to register: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER The date of the competition will be announced in coming weeks, though you can expect to compete sometime....

02/06/2019

Congratulations to the winners of our Fall 2018 High School Essay Competition: Jenna Yuan, Max Massick, and Michael Tu!

Interested in helping a non-profit? Looking for a summer internship? Join Columbia Nourish! Apply by February 10th to be...
02/05/2019

Interested in helping a non-profit? Looking for a summer internship? Join Columbia Nourish! Apply by February 10th to be an intern or a general body member, see below for a description and links!

In CER's latest article, Yifan Shi offers a critical look at the Volcker Rule's recent relaxation by the Federal Reserve...
01/24/2019
Tinkering With The Volcker Rule: A Recipe for Regret? | Columbia Economic Review

In CER's latest article, Yifan Shi offers a critical look at the Volcker Rule's recent relaxation by the Federal Reserve.

Tinkering With The Volcker Rule: A Recipe for Regret? January 24, 2019 By Yifan Shi Leave a Comment In 2009, when the US markets were still trying to recover from the 2008 financial crisis, former Fed Chair Paul Volcker advocated a new rule in order to prohibit large investment banks from using cust...

The word "dark pool" might well elicit an instinctive push-back from regulation hawks. But could this reflex lead to cou...
01/23/2019
Dark Pools: An Important Caveat of Financial Regulation | Columbia Economic Review

The word "dark pool" might well elicit an instinctive push-back from regulation hawks. But could this reflex lead to counter-productive banking policy in the EU? In our latest article, Philip Jang considers the value of more business-friendly American policy in the context of confidential auctions.

Dark Pools: An Important Caveat of Financial Regulation January 22, 2019 By Philip Jang Leave a Comment In my last article, I discussed the general trend of increasingly loose financial regulation in the US and tighter regulation in the EU. However, finance is an incredibly nuanced industry, and whi...

In our latest piece, CER's Adam Mann offers an expose Kiryas Joel, a Chassidic community in upstate New York. Adam consi...
01/15/2019
Kiryas Joel: An Insulated Economy | Columbia Economic Review

In our latest piece, CER's Adam Mann offers an expose Kiryas Joel, a Chassidic community in upstate New York. Adam considers the economics of self-governance with the town as a case study, tying it to a wider debate between localism and centralism.

Kiryas Joel: An Insulated Economy January 15, 2019 By Adam Mann Leave a Comment Photo of Kiryas Joel by Uriel Heilman (JTA) Perhaps the core principle that stood as the motive for the founding of the United States was that of self-governance: namely the idea that people of the United States should b...

In our latest piece, Devyani Goel argues for the decriminalization of sex work from an economic standpoint.
11/19/2018
Pimping the Economy: Sex Work Needs to be Decriminalized, Here’s Why | Columbia Economic Review

In our latest piece, Devyani Goel argues for the decriminalization of sex work from an economic standpoint.

Pimping the Economy: Sex Work Needs to be Decriminalized, Here’s Why November 18, 2018 By Devyani Goel Leave a Comment Until his death on October 16th, 2018, Dennis Hof was the frontrunner in the race for Nevada State Assembly District 36- an election that he ended up winning1. Self-described as ....

In our newest piece, Philip Jang looks at varying attitudes towards banking regulations across the pond.
11/13/2018
We’ve Learned Nothing from the Financial Crisis, but Europe has. | Columbia Economic Review

In our newest piece, Philip Jang looks at varying attitudes towards banking regulations across the pond.

We’ve Learned Nothing from the Financial Crisis, but Europe has. November 13, 2018 By Philip Jang Leave a Comment As Americans, in the wake of the ten-year anniversary of Lehman Brother’s bankruptcy, it seems that the time is right to re-examine the financial sector and ask, what have we learned...

Is the USMCA all bark and no bite? In our first article of the semester, David Chen critically considers President Trump...
11/08/2018
Trump’s Trade Tangle: A Method to the Madness? | Columbia Economics Review

Is the USMCA all bark and no bite? In our first article of the semester, David Chen critically considers President Trump's NAFTA renegotiation.

Trump’s Trade Tangle: A Method to the Madness? November 8, 2018 By David Chen Leave a Comment By David Chen What is USMCA? In October, after months of tenuous negotiation, trade representatives from the United States, Canada, and Mexico agreed to the United States-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Agreemen...

Registration for the 2019 Columbia Environmental Policy Competition is now open! This year's competition is focused on t...
10/18/2018
Environmental Policy Competition | Columbia Economics Review

Registration for the 2019 Columbia Environmental Policy Competition is now open! This year's competition is focused on the economic incentives and feasibility of shifting to renewable energy technologies. We can't wait to hear your ideas!

Please visit http://columbiaeconreview.com/epc/ for a complete overview of the competition.

Additionally, here is the competition registration link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScPfbkp-7qQduHdM2biP68_7Aasp9-yoX6jUrJSRmNnJfSVBQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Environmental Policy Competition The Columbia Economics Review invites individuals or small teams of 1-4 undergraduates to participate in its fifth annual Competitive Climate environmental policy competition. Cash prizes of $600, $300 and $150 will be awarded to the 1st-, 2nd- and 3rd- place finishe...

The prompt for the Columbia Economics Review's Fall 2018 High School Essay Competition is now available! This year's com...
10/17/2018
Fall 2018 High School Essay Competition | Columbia Economics Review

The prompt for the Columbia Economics Review's Fall 2018 High School Essay Competition is now available!

This year's competition focuses on assessing the validity of an economic statement made by a public figure of your choice in 2018.

For a complete overview of this year's contest, as well as important information on guidelines, please visit: http://columbiaeconreview.com/fall-2018-high-school-essay-competition/

If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]

Fall 2018 High School Essay Competition The deadline for the Fall 2018 High School Essay Competition is January 2nd, 2019 at 11:59pm. Please send all submissions to [email protected] Prompt Pick an economics-related statement made by a public figure in 2018. Provide the public figure’s state...

The application to join the Columbia Economics Review for the 2018-2019 academic year is live! Link: https://docs.google...
09/11/2018
Columbia Economics Review Application (2018-2019)

The application to join the Columbia Economics Review for the 2018-2019 academic year is live!

Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdaZnS2325MoEpDRI-6tdCNdAVQf_fw_ofHkUeXS0L2xB7LXQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Applications are due Monday, September 17th by 11:59PM.

Please feel free to email [email protected] with any questions!

This application is due SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH AT 11:59PM. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at [email protected]

Could this upcoming Supreme Court case have far-reaching implications for American collective bargaining? Hallie Gruder ...
05/19/2018
Will Janus v AFSCME destroy the American union? | Columbia Economics Review

Could this upcoming Supreme Court case have far-reaching implications for American collective bargaining? Hallie Gruder examines the importance of union fees in her latest piece.

Will Janus v AFSCME destroy the American union? May 19, 2018 By Hallie Gruder Leave a Comment This year, the Supreme Court will consider Janus v AFSCME, a case pitting public-sector unions’ right to collective bargaining against individuals’ free speech rights. Since 10% of Americans are in unio...

Could restrictions on leavened products present a major in-road for independent New York breweries? In his latest piece ...
05/14/2018
What’s Craft Beer got to do with Passover? | Columbia Economics Review

Could restrictions on leavened products present a major in-road for independent New York breweries? In his latest piece for the Review, Adam Mann looks at opportunity costs faced by non-Kosher distributors around Passover.

What’s Craft Beer got to do with Passover? May 13, 2018 By Adam Mann Leave a Comment Jewish religious law forbids the possession of leavened goods over Passover. Many different items come under this rubric, one of them being beer. As a penalty, if one did own a leavened good over Passover, it is f...

Could government research be behind much of the tech that goes into your pocket? Elise Parrish stakes such a claim in he...
05/11/2018
Siri-ously? The Government Built Your iPhone | Columbia Economics Review

Could government research be behind much of the tech that goes into your pocket? Elise Parrish stakes such a claim in her latest piece for CER.

Siri-ously? The Government Built Your iPhone May 11, 2018 By Elise Parrish Leave a Comment The smartphone is one of the most important innovations of the last three decades. Enabling its users to surf the web, video chat, use voice commands, get directions, and even pay for goods and services, the s...

The Spring 2018 Issue has arrived!
05/05/2018
Spring 2018 Issue | Columbia Economics Review

The Spring 2018 Issue has arrived!

Spring 2018 Issue May 4, 2018 By Editor-in-Chief Leave a Comment The Spring 2018 Issue has arrived! Please contact [email protected] if you would like to pick up a copy. This is the 9th Edition (No. 2) of the Columbia Economics Review. Please follow the link to learn more about development, co...

05/03/2018

We are excited to announce our Managing Board for the 2018-19 academic year!

Editor-in-Chief & President: Michael Crapotta CC’19
Managing Editor: William Labasi-Sammartino GS ‘19
Publisher: Ben Titlebaum CC ‘19
Executive Editor: Mathieu Nicolas Sabbagh CC ‘20
Executive Director: Makenzie Nohr CC ‘19
Art Director: Jessica Lu BC ‘20
Treasurer: Michelle Yan CC ‘20
Webmaster: Adam Mann CC ’19

05/03/2018

The winners of our Spring 2018 CER High School Essay Competition have been selected!

Congratulations to Aaron Bergman, Joshua Anumolu, and Chaelin Jung!

Does the current version of NAFTA truly necessitate the extensive re-negotiations currently underway? Emmanuel Akinbobol...
04/30/2018
The Economic Impact of NAFTA on Canada and the United States | Columbia Economics Review

Does the current version of NAFTA truly necessitate the extensive re-negotiations currently underway? Emmanuel Akinbobola MPA '19 looks into the matter in his most recent paper.

The Economic Impact of NAFTA on Canada and the United States April 30, 2018 By Editor-in-Chief Leave a Comment By Emmanuel Akinbobola Introduction On January 1, 1994, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) came into effect, forever changing the trading relationship between Canada, the Unite...

Could Germany's right-wing populists pose an existential threat to the world economy? Lance Jubel argues such a claim in...
04/22/2018
The AfD’s Global Economic Threat | Columbia Economics Review

Could Germany's right-wing populists pose an existential threat to the world economy? Lance Jubel argues such a claim in an Op-Ed submitted to the Review.

The AfD’s Global Economic Threat April 22, 2018 By Lance Jubel Leave a Comment While the AfD has been successful in rousing with support with their economics-based rhetoric, the theoretical premise behind its claims could not be more false. The repercussions of The most recent German election has ...

Michael Crapotta CC'19 was elected the Editor-in-Chief & President of the Columbia Economics Review.Michael joined CER a...
04/21/2018

Michael Crapotta CC'19 was elected the Editor-in-Chief & President of the Columbia Economics Review.

Michael joined CER as a Publishing Editor in the Journal Team and most recently served as the division's Co-Managing Editor with Alex Whitman CC'19.

Please join us in congratulating Michael.

DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCEMENT: President Donald Trump to Pick Richard Clarida for No. 2 at Federal Reserve Board.
04/16/2018
News | Columbia | Economics

DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCEMENT: President Donald Trump to Pick Richard Clarida for No. 2 at Federal Reserve Board.

Latest News April 16, 2018 President Donald Trump to pick Richard Clarida for No. 2 Job at Federal Reserve President Trump will nominate Richard Clarida, a Columbia University economist and former Treasury official in the George W. Bush administration, for the second-ranking job at the Federal Re....

04/15/2018

MEMBERS: Head of PER, Dr. Sophia Johnson, will be joining us at the Election Forum tonight. PER's effectively CER's parent, so please be on time. See you soon!

Could unequal societal expectations of gender roles within the household be partly to blame for the gender gap? Hallie G...
04/15/2018
The Wage Gap Starts at the Kitchen Table | Columbia Economics Review

Could unequal societal expectations of gender roles within the household be partly to blame for the gender gap? Hallie Gruder takes a look at recent research in labor economics in answering the question.

The Wage Gap Starts at the Kitchen Table April 15, 2018 By Hallie Gruder Leave a Comment Almost everyone is aware of the gender wage gap: the average American woman earns 80% the hourly wage of the average American man.[1] Most debates on the wage gap split into two sides: either the gap is merely a...

Thinking about interning or working in London in the near future? Get prepared by checking out Yi Jun Lim's latest artic...
04/14/2018
A Student’s Guide to London Real Estate | Columbia Economics Review

Thinking about interning or working in London in the near future? Get prepared by checking out Yi Jun Lim's latest article on real estate around the world!

A Student’s Guide to London Real Estate April 13, 2018 By Yi Jun Lim Leave a Comment This article is the second in a series of real estate overviews around the world. Like New York, London is a popular destination for Columbia students post-graduation. Ranked second in A.T. Kearney’s Global Citi...

Hey!We also have a great Economics department here at Columbia Economics Department. Come through and congrats!Cheers,CE...
04/10/2018
Yale Department of Economics

Hey!

We also have a great Economics department here at Columbia Economics Department. Come through and congrats!

Cheers,
CER

Dear Oludamilola Oluwadara Adekey (or may we call you Dami?),

We have a great Economics department! We hope you will seriously consider us. In the end, however, we know you will make the right decision.
Congratulations!!!!

Sincerely,

Yale Department of Economics

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