Our Mission

Founded in 2009 as the first undergraduate economics journal in the United States, the Columbia Economics Review (CER) aims to promote discourse and research at the intersection of economics, business, politics, and society by publishing a rigorous selection of student essays, opinions, and research papers in a print journal released each semester.

We further strive to engage individuals on campus, locally, and globally through speaker series, symposia, competitions, and other events established to promote dialogue and encourage deeper insights on economic issues.

In 2014, CER launched its online magazine, featuring original content by the CER staff and other featured authors. Our online site provides in-depth coverage of news, events, and development in the world of economics, and also includes information for upcoming events and back issues of the print journal.

CER is sponsored by the Program for Economic Research at Columbia University and the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy. CER is entirely led, organized, and operated by undergraduate students at Columbia across a multitude of academic disciplines.