Category Archives: Features

Food Choice: Why It Matters and Why It Doesn’t

Food choice has become a major political battleground in the public health fight against obesity. Since the 1970s, the prevalence of obesity and overweight have both increased dramatically. Though rates are now relatively steady, the NIH reports that more than two-thirds of American adults and about one-third of children are overweight. The first shots across the bow, as it were, in the fight a... Read More

Quantitative Easing: The Dawn of a New Age?


Every story begins with a new chapter and on June 19, 2013 began one such story. This was the story of an impending economic collapse— that of the emerging markets (EMs). The press conference then Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke held that day will forever be etched in our memories for it caused ripples, albeit financial, across the world.

However, what were ripples in the west ... Read More

Jeb Bush: Education Reform in America


Jeb Bush served as the 43rd Governor of Florida from 1999-2007. He is the second son of former President George H. W. Bush and the younger brother of former President George W. Bush. Originally shared at the Foundation for Excellence in Education’s 2013 National Summit on Education in Boston on October 17, 2013.

As adults, we are responsible for the educational s... Read More

Editorial: The State of the Economy and Monetary Policy Solutions

This editorial is written by Justin Scott Katiraei, Ben Sprung-Keyser, Andreas Schaab, Eugene Wang, Asfandyar Nadeem, and Bob Wu. While serving as Co-Editor-in-Chief of this publication, Katiraei also works with his co-authors to represent the Harvard Economics Department at the Federal Reserve. Katiraei, Sprung-Keyser, and Schaab have been together ranked by the Federal Reserve System as F... Read More

The Paradox of Voting Revisited

Julian Jamison outlines why we vote, questions whether everyone should, and proposes ways to incentivize informed voting.

One of the classic problems in political economy (i.e. studying political science with the eye of an economist) is the paradox of voting: given the extremely insignificant chance that any individual vote will make the difference between one side’s winning... Read More