The Student Economic Review
is an economics periodical
, edited and produced in its entirety by a committee comprising undergraduate students of Trinity College Dublin
. Started in 1987 by John Fingleton
, now head of the Office of Fair Trade in the United Kingdom
, it relies largely on the support of the faculty of the Economics Department in Trinity, in particular President of the Review, Prof. John O'Hagan, and Patrons Dr. Carol Newman, Prof. Dermot McAleese, Prof. Alan Matthews and Prof. Frances Ruane.
The Review has its origins in the 1950s in DUBES
, the Dublin University Business and Economics Society, one of the oldest student societies in Trinity. It was initially a vehicle for more academic pursuits, however it lapsed. During the 1980s, though, interest in a student publication re-emerged, both from students and staff. The Review in its current form dates from 1987, is an entirely independent student organisation and has grown in its annual activities a lot in recent years. Though entirely operated by Trinity Students, it is neither a Society, nor affiliated with any Society, as so is not organised through the Central Societies Committee or with CSC funding. Funds are raised by the committee and in particular the sponsorship manager, but all SER activities in recent times rely heavily on the generosity of donor and Trinity graduate Harry Hartford.
The Review itself is a published document, and is sold in Trinity College each April/May, after the... Read More