An Analysis of Ted Cruz’s Balanced Budget Amendment


The Columbia Economics Review is proud to present the following article by John Staunton, a student at Bronx High School of Science and the winner of our Fall 2015 High School Student Essay Contest. Among a number of impressive entries, John's analysis of Senator Ted Cruz's economic proposals was selected after extensive deliberation by our executive board. As 2016 has begun, so has the Republican nomination process taken off. Of the many candidates running for office, Senator Ted Cruz has a considerable chance of winning the Republican nomination. One position he is “an emphatic advocate” for is the Balanced Budget Amendment. On face, the economic benefits seemingly include an efficiently run government; however, another look reveals that a Balanced Budget Amendment would disable the government from continuing public investments and destroy a stable point of investment for banks, both of which have catastrophic effects on the economy. Understanding the effects of the KEEP READING >>

2015 EPC: Winners


Winners 1st Place Team Members: Zoraya Hightower, Jacob Bukoski and Kate Heller (Yale University) and Robert Goldfin (George Washington University) 2nd Place Team Members: Khristopher Nicholas and David Neher (Columbia University) 3rd Place Team Members: Charlie Jiang, Minjia Zhong, Robert Young and Shane Johnson (Stanford University) Honorable Mentions: Team Members: Will Cassidy and Max Miller (University of Pennsylvania) Team Members:  Brandon Blaesser, Joel Sam Li and Patrick Reed (Yale University) KEEP READING >>

2014 EPC: Winners

  On January 15th, 2014, CER announced the winners of its Second Annual National Environmental Policy Competition. The winning team including Andy Zhang, Raymond de Oliveira, and Francesca Audia hails from Columbia University. The winners will take home a grand prize of $500, generously funded by PER. All 7 finalists presentations including the winners can be accessed on the CER Youtube Channel. KEEP READING >>