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Student Economic Review

Since its foundation in 1987, the Student Economic Review has proved a popular forum for undergraduate economic students to channel the knowledge and skills they have learned while at Trinity College Dublin and to produce their own essays, which (if successful) will be published in our annual journal at the end of Hilary Term.


2015The Student Economic Review is an undergraduate journal, published annually by our Junior Sophister economics students. The Review prides itself on the encouragement and promotion of original undergraduate research and publication. Essays are chosen by the editorial members of the committee from a large range of submitted work.

The SER Committee also co-host two major debates each year, with either Cambridge or Oxford in Michaelmas Term and either Harvard or Yale in Hilary Term.

The Committee for the 2016 Student Economic Review has now been finalised and all of its members are ready to steer the Review through this important year, the 30th since its foundation. One of the most striking features of this year’s Committee is that seven of the eight Committee members are female, a welcome reversal of the trend in recent years. 
The dates for three major events have already been fixed.

  1. Wednesday 25th November 2015, Trinity v Cambridge University SER debate, co-hosted with Historical Society, GMB, 19.15.
  2. Thursday February 11th 2016, Trinity v Harvard University SER debate, co-hosted with Philosophical Society, GMB, 19.15.
  3. Thursday 24th March 2016, Launch of 30th SER (at least one member of each committee from each of the previous twenty-nine years is expected to attend and possibly many more).

Other events are planned and details of these will appear in due course in the news and events section. Colleagues Ronan Lyons, Tara Mitchell and Michael Wycherley provide great support for me with the SER and together we invite you to read the 2015 Review and all previous Reviews at your leisure, which are available on-line. These contain all of the student essays published in every issue plus coverage of events during each year, including the debates and the launch in the very recent issues.

You might also have a look at the wonderful collection of reflections on their SER experiences from a representative of each of the previous twenty-nine Committees.

Finally, we would like to thank again most sincerely our sponsors, all Economics graduates of the College, who have made possible the continuing success of the Review through their very generous funding: namely our main sponsor over the last ten years, Harry Hartford, Conor Killeen and Kyran McStay of Key Capital, sponsors of the Harvard/Yale debates, the sponsor of the Oxbridge debates, Vinay Nair, and other general SER sponsors Alan Gray and Aoife Cunningham.

Best wishes.

John O’Hagan, Professor of Economics and President SER

15th October 2015

Last updated 14 December 2015