EQUILIBRIA

Duke Undergraduate Economics Review

Equilibria is Duke University's official Undergraduate Economics Review. We select and edit research papers from academic institutions across the world and within the Duke community to bring our readers fresh perspectives on interesting content in the Economics field.

We are officially affiliated with Duke University's Economics Student Union.

 
 

OUR VISION

Equilibria is an annual undergraduate economics journal published by the Economics Student Union at Duke University. We publish a selection of outstanding academic literature each Spring written by undergraduates in all disciplines relevant to the social sciences and business (economics, finance, statistics, corporate law, public policy, business ethics, marketing, etc.). 

We aim to create opportunities for undergraduates across the globe to publish their academic research as well as provide the ability for those interested in alternate perspectives to access distinguished work. This also allows individuals to have their pieces recognized by a premier research university publication.

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Equilibria accepts exceptional research papers by all individuals, with emphasis on research of high caliber. We consider a variety of topics, from technical statistics analysis to opinion pieces on the current economy. Submissions undergo a rigorous review and editing process. Selection criteria are based on strength of analysis and originality in the argument. Please review past editions as examples.

Past Issues of Equilibria

2017 Edition

2014 Edition

2016 Edition

2015 Edition

2013 Edition

2021 Edition

 

OUR TEAM

Editor-In-Chief                              Managing Editor                       Outreach Director

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Kelly Gourrier

My name is Kelly and I'm a sophomore from Los Angeles, California. I am a double major in Economics with a Finance Concentration and Mathematics. Along with Equilibria, I am involved with the Economics Student Union and the Investment Club at Duke. Outside of the classroom, my interests include politics and basketball.

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Anastasia Parafestas

I'm Anastasia, a junior at Duke majoring in Economics with a Finance Concentration and History with a War and Military Strategy Concentration. Aside from working with Equilibria, I'm an enthusiastic member of the club Krav Maga and Archery teams. I enjoy learning languages, watching movies, and dog sitting. My career pursuits are aimed towards a future in investment banking, and I look forward to completing my upcoming internship in the field.

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Parinay Gupta

I'm Parinay, a freshman from New Delhi, India intending to major in Economics and Mathematics. I am hoping to concentrate my studies around Development Economics. I currently work as a Research Assistant at DevLab@Duke and am fascinated by the thought of using Economics as a tool for catalyzing real-world change. I am a big-time film fanatic, an all-night stargazing enthusiast, and a holiday special chef. Mentally, I am perpetually at Forman's basement.

Senior Editors

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OUR TEAM

Editor-in-Chief

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Kelly Gourrier

My name is Kelly, and I am a sophomore from Los Angeles, California. I am pursuing majors in Economics with a Finance Concentration and Mathematics. Currently, I am involved in the Spectrum Lab at Duke researching telecommunications and broadband policy issues. Outside of the classroom, my interests include politics and basketball.

Email: kng21@duke.edu

Managing Editor

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Anastasia Parafestas

Hello! I'm Anastasia, a junior at Duke majoring in Economics with a Finance Concentration and History with a War and Military Strategy Concentration. Aside from my work in Equilibria, I'm an enthusiastic member of the club Krav Maga and Archery teams. I enjoy learning languages, watching movies, and dog sitting. My career pursuits are aimed towards a future in investment banking, and I look forward to completing my upcoming internship in the field.

 

Email: aep55@duke.edu

Outreach Director

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Parinay Gupta

I'm Parinay, a freshman from New Delhi, India intending to major in Economics and Mathematics. I am hoping to concentrate my studies around Development Economics. I currently work as a Research Assistant at DevLab@Duke and am fascinated by the thought of using Economics as a tool for catalyzing real-world change. I am a big-time film fanatic, an all-night stargazing enthusiast, and a holiday special chef. Mentally, I am perpetually at Forman's basement.

Email: pg150@duke.edu

Senior Editors

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Sean Xiao

Hello! My name is Sean, a junior at Duke Trinity College majoring in Economics with a Finance Concentration and minoring in Computer Science and Global Health. Business and Corporate Finance are where my passion stands. Through my past internships at DCM investment banks I had a precious chance to look closely at how firms usually think about financing themselves by issuing debts and to learn about the essential skills to better advise them. I hope to work on deals in healthcare, commercial banks, and rental companies in my future career.

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Victor Xiao

Hello! My name is Victor and I'm a junior at Duke University studying Economics with a concentration in Finance and Computer Science. I've spent the past two summers in Washington D.C. interning at The Heritage Foundation and The Council Economic Advisors in the White House. In my free time, I enjoy watching sports, stand-up comedy, listening to podcasts, and discovering new music. 

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Ryan Hastings

I'm a junior at Duke University studying Economics, Statistics, and Mathematics. My research interests include public and urban economics, particularly the welfare and distributional impacts of the affordable housing policy, discrimination, and gentrification. Outside of working with the Economics Journal, I enjoy playing marimba and painting.

Research Editors

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William Zhao

My name is William, a sophomore at Duke University majoring in Economics with a Finance Concentration and Mathematics. I had affluent experience in data-related research. I've been studying American predatory lending as part of a Duke Bass Connection team and cryptocurrencies as a research assistant at Duke Kunshan University. I intend to pursue a Ph.D. in Economics after graduation. Beyond academics, I am a member of Duke Debate Society and the treasurer of Effective Altruism: Duke.

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Annie Han

My name is Annie, and I am a junior at Duke University! I am majoring in Economics and Psychology with a Certificate in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. Throughout my time at Duke, I have had the opportunity to participate in very diverse research experiences ranging from visual media analysis in the humanities to policy analysis in the social sciences. My particular interests rest in behavioral economics, environmental sustainability, and social justice. Currently, I work as a research assistant at the Law School's Wilson Center for Science and Justice. In the future, I hope to continue my career in behavioral science. I also enjoy reading and sewing in my free time.

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Matthew Murray

My name is Matt and I'm a junior from East Andover, New Jersey currently studying Economics and Statistics. Here at Duke, I am also involved with the Duke Catholic Center and Bass Connections. In my free time, I enjoy watching sports and movies, working out, and reading. I decided to become an editor for Equilibria due to my interests in both journalism and research.

 

Submission Guidelines

DUKE UNIVERSITY ECONOMICS JOURNAL

Email: dukeequilibria@gmail.com

Submissions for Equilibria must be/include:

         1. Research Essays (primary and/or secondary source)

         2. 10-20 pages in length (recommended, but length may vary)

         3. 12-point, Times New Roman, double-spaced, with one inch margins

         4. In .doc or .docx format, titled "Last name, First Name"

         5. Chicago style author-date citations

         6. Chicago style full bibliography

Submission emails should be/include:

         1. Sent by 11:59 on March 3rd, 2021 by email attachment

         2. Subject title of "Equilibria Submission 2021"

         3. Author's full name and university of attendance

         4. Any acknowledgements relevant to the paper

         5. High-resolution, electronic filed of any graphics, charts, or formulae

Please note that you may not submit work that is already published in any other publication. By submitting, you allow Equilibria the right to publish your work and make stylistic edits to your paper.