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The Committee each year is chosen by academic staff on the basis of applications received in response to an email communication to all Junior Sophister economics students in Trinity in the first week of Michaelmas Term. What follows are welcoming messages by the incoming General Manager and Editor, plus details on the full SER 2021 committee (including email contact information).

General Manager Welcome

In its 35th year, the Student Economic Review continues its tradition as an entirely student-driven academic journal in Trinity College Dublin. The Review showcases the exceptional work being undertaken by Trinity’s undergraduate Economics students who have a contemporary and topical outlook on the world of economics today. 

Students every year submit articles adapting long-established economic ideas and approaches, and cultivate them into their own and unique ways. Over the years, the Review has contributed to the world of economics in an array of themes; from international multilateralism to investigating British tea prices. The scope is endlessly broad and our committee cannot wait to see what new ideas will be introduced this year.

The quality of the outstanding essays received over the course of the Review has perpetuated through time, and contributors and committee members alike end up becoming pioneers in the areas of business, economics, research and academia globally. Our highly anticipated debates against fellow international universities such as Harvard and Cambridge are continuing this year, along with guest lectures by postgraduate students, leaders and experts in the economic sphere.

This year, alight of restrictions, the Review’s goal is to increase accessibility for all. Firstly, in light of the pandemic, the journal will be revamped online on social media meaning that we can continue to promote the value of economics within the Trinity community, and in the greater society. Secondly, our committee is working hard to allow for accessibility to events via sign-language interpreters, and through font changes on the Review itself to aid those with visual impairments. Finally, we want to highlight the importance of economics in the outside world, so students can grasp its applicability to many career areas today and in the future.

Yvonne O Kiersey
General Manager
Student Economic Review Volume XXXV

Editor Welcome

Welcome to the 35th edition of the Student Economic Review. Throughout its brief history as a flagship publication, the Student Economic Review has empowered students to voice their opinion in the field of Economics with stimulating arguments consecrated through past issues of the Review. In these increasingly muddled and ambiguous times, the Review’s goal of promoting undergraduate writing is averred.

As the world transforms into a new Covid-19 era, the Review is dedicated to promoting both pioneering and provocative articles. Past contributors as well as numerous committee members have progressed to become leading experts in their respective fields of Economics. This is an attest to the Review’s commitment to promoting excellence at the undergraduate level. The vivid kaleidoscope of undergraduate thinking has been conveyed throughout the Review, with this year producing topics across multiple subjects in Economics and a widespread contribution from all cohorts of students.

The task at hand for the Editorial team, consisting of myself, Liam Mulryan and Oisin O’ Cuill, is to select the first-class of undergraduate economic research. Essays submitted are anticipated to show exceptional understanding of economics, an almost Herculean effort with superlative writing by any metric.

The Review charters essays by students from any discipline. Regardless of one’s area of study, I implore each student to consider submitting an essay to this year’s review. Fresh reasoning and avant-garde thinking can provide a stimulating take on both contemporary and classical Economic thought. The Review allows students to explore new horizons with students provided with a carte-blanche to echo their ideas on paper.

Against the background of this, I extend a very warm welcome to the 2021 Edition of the Student Economic Review. There is no question of the flair that Trinity students possess and I expect this to be conveyed in this year’s issue of the Review.

Ronan Dunne
Student Economic Review Volume XXXV

Student Economic Review 2021 Committee

Editorial Board

Management Team

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