Comparative Advantage:

Stanford Undergraduate Economics Journal

General Information

Comparative Advantage is the annual undergraduate economics journal of Stanford University. We are looking for research papers, opinion articles, etc., on all fields related to economics – including public policy, finance, economic sociology, business, and any other relevant subjects.  Our goal is to allow undergraduates at Stanford and universities across the world to have the opportunity to publish their research in a premier college journal.

Submission Requirements

Paper submissions must:

*We will not review your paper if requirements are not met. You will be contacted to re-submit under the requirements.


Comparative Advantage has two submission deadlines, similar to the college admission process:

We recommend that papers be submitted as soon as possible.  The last acceptable date for submissions will be April 14, 2019. All submissions should be emailed to

Selection Process and Publication

All submissions will be reviewed rigorously and we will select the papers best exemplifying strong analytic thought and originality.  Our website, including past blog posts and examples of past published papers, can be found at

We will notify selected authors after the final decisions have been made. We appreciate all contributions. If you have further questions, please contact us at