Welcome to the CWRU Journal of Economics! We are a student-led undergraduate economics publication in the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.

Current Issue: Spring 2024

  • Education: Regional Trends and Policy Analysis
  • Ohio’s Metros: Analyses of the “Three C’s”
  • Inequality: Social Movements, Recessions, and Urban Environments
  • Employment: Technological Change, Health Crises, and Migration

The Spring 2024 Issue is the Journal’s second ever publication. Between semesters, our cohort doubled in size to 40 undergraduate students working on 12 teams. We held our first Project Pitch event for students to share their research ideas and receive feedback from the Editorial Board and CWRU Economics Faculty. In addition, three of our student teams had the opportunity to present their findings at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s Economic Scholars Program, an undergraduate research symposium that teaches students what it is like to participate in a research conference. Thank you to the students, professors, and Federal Reserve economists and research analysts that provided feedback and encouragement for our teams.


SPRING 2024 Full Print
Editorial Board


Is Bigger Always Better? The Effect of a State’s Urban Makeup on its Economy
Jesse Boockvar-Klein, Manav Bhandary, and Benjamin Kramer


The State of Transportation Access in East Cleveland
Cormac Apostolides, Aaron Rucker, and Trevor Wood

Spring '24 Editorial Board

Brooke Hathhorn
Katie Merritt
Senior Editors
Beck Pierce
Henry Blyth
Associate Editors
Jackson Bauer
Anne Castagnero
Yanett Chimeless
Jakob Danninger
An Doan
Vaishnavi Kumar
John McCormick
Nathan Page