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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

As it enters its 36th year, the Student Economic Review continues to provide a platform to showcase the incredible work undertaken by Trinity’s undergraduate Economics students. Over the course of its history, the SER has served as an unparalleled opportunity for students, and the wider Trinity community, to engage with economic thought in the form of international debates, extraordinary visiting speakers and of course the Review itself.

Every year the SER receives submissions of exceptional quality from some of the brightest and most ambitious economics students at Trinity. These essays engage with a wide array of themes across economics, approaching both new ideas and established thought from unique angles. It is this level of diverse discussion that, in my view, makes the SER so special. Indeed, many SER contributors and committee members have gone on to be global leaders in areas including academia, business, research and policymaking.

This year, as we begin to emerge from the worst of the pandemic, we look forward to an increasing return to normality with the SER. The international debates, which form a core pillar of the Review every year, will see a return to in-person and we are incredibly excited to welcome the Universities of Cambridge and Harvard to Trinity in Hilary term. Our workshops will continue to provide useful tools and practical advice, and the Review’s launch, once again in person, will enable us to celebrate the fantastic quality of the Review’s contributors and thank all those who have made the SER what it is today.

The 2022 committee is committed to upholding and building upon the great work undertaken by the previous SER committees. The goal of increasing and promoting accessibility in all aspects of the Review is a key objective for the committee. Additionally, the continued expansion of the SER’s online presence remains a core part of our plans for the year ahead.

We are hugely excited about the year ahead and I personally look forward to welcoming everyone as we embark on bringing the 2022 Edition of the Student Economic Review to fruition.

Cian Brennan
General Manager
Student Economic Review Volume XXXVI

Editor Welcome

Welcome to the 36th edition of the Student Economic Review. As one of the oldest student run economic publications in the world, the Review has enabled and empowered students to publish their opinions on current and historical economic issues. Every year students submitting to the Review augment the strong tradition of outstanding student writing in Trinity College Dublin.

Recent years have created a tumultuous economic outlook. In the midst of fluctuating economic predicaments, there is a possibility for innovation and perhaps unconventional economic proposals. The Review creates an opportunity for students to propose their own analysis and discussion often creating compelling and engaging essays. The high calibre of submissions throughout the lifetime of the Review has been reflected in the progression of contributors and committee members to success in their respective economic fields.

The Editorial team for the 2022 Review, consisting of myself, Conor O’Brien and Conor Maher, seek to select student submissions that demonstrate remarkable analysis of a broad range of economics combined with exceptional writing style. I invite students of all disciplines to submit an essay to this year’s Review as we endeavour to portray a broad variety of opinions. The Review has always promoted pioneering and contemporary writings alongside analysis of classical and historical economics.

Trinity students repeatedly exemplify writing excellence and I anticipate that this will be illustrated in this year’s Review. The freedom of writing on any topic that interests or inspires a student can often stimulate thought-provoking essays. I extend the warmest of welcomes to the 36th edition of the Student Economic Review.

Sarah Clavin
Student Economic Review Volume XXXVI

Student Economic Review 2022 Committee

Editorial Board

Management Team

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