The Economics Department

Economics Honors Society Launches Undergraduate Research Journal

Sun, May 4, 2014
Economics Honors Society Launches Undergraduate Research Journal

The Economics department is happy to announce the creation of a student-run undergraduate research journal entitled The Developing Economist.  The journal was developed by our chapter of the Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE) economics honor society.  According to ODE chapter president Robert McDowall, the journal was started "after recognizing a demand for additional publication opportunities to undergraduates."  The journal had an official kickoff event on April 15th at the Texas Union.

Submissions for the journal came from undergraduates at UT-Austin and at other universities across the United States.  "The editorial process fostered communication between our own students and faculty," said McDowall. "We hope that future editions of The Developing Economist will continue to inspire students at UT, and those elsewhere, to produce undergraduate research of their own."

The inaugural issue, available on-line at, features research on carbon pricing, M&A activity, crime's effect on achievement, and other topics. 

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