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.
The last event of the 2014/15 year took place on March 24th 2015. This concluded a wonderful year for the Committee of nine young Junior Sophister economics students.
Selected only last October to steer the 29th edition of the Review for the year, they oversaw two great debates, in conjunction with the College Philosophical Society, against Oxford and Yale Universities. They also hosted two Workshops and had a major coup in getting Gideon Rachman, Foreign Editor Financial Times, to chair the Yale debate and also give an extended interview with three of the Committee.
The pinnacle of the year though, as always, was the production, publication and launch of the Review itself. This consists of the best seventeen or so essays chosen by the editorial team from a large selection of undergraduate economics essays.
I invite you to read this Review at your leisure, which is now available on-line. Limited-edition hardcopy versions of the Review are also available from the Economics Department (price €2).
In the Review are not only the seventeen fine essays but also reports on the debates and workshops, plus the speeches on the night of the Editor and General Manager. Details plus some photos from the events during the year are also available under the ‘News’ section.
You might also have a look at the wonderful collection of reflections on their SER experiences from a representative of each of the earlier twenty-eight editions.
I would like to thank again most sincerely the past students who have made possible the continuing success of the Review through their very generous funding: namely our main sponsor Harry Hartford, the sponsor of the Oxbridge debates, Vinay Nair, and Alan Gray and Aoife Cunningham. Plus the generous support of Bord na Móna.
As always, I am looking to the future, even before the current year has passed! It was lovely to see so many Senior Freshman students at the Launch, as it is they who as Junior Sophister students will hold the responsibility for the 30th edition, which should prove a very special occasion indeed. Applications for the SER 2016 Committee will be due in the first week of Michaelmas Term 2015/16.
With best wishes.
In The Spotlight
The 2015 edition of the SER is now available for download here
The Launch of the Student Economic Review 2015 took place on Tuesday the 24th of March in the GMB. The chamber was full on the night with contributors and their families, the committee and the staff and friends of the Economics department in attendance. Our privileged guests on the evening were the President of the Student Economic Review, Professor John O'Hagan and our guest speaker, Declan Sheehan.