EconPress is an editorial journal exclusively showcasing undergraduate economic research. ECONPress offers undergraduate students the opportunity to have their research papers published in a reputable publication, one that is registered with the Library of Congress. 

Started in the Spring of 2009 by motivated individuals with a passion for economics, the journal has continued to publish papers addressing a variety of topics. Papers are selected on merit and not restricted to either quantitative or qualitative research.

While the journal is published by students from Northeastern University, it is by no means exclusive to Northeastern students. ECONPress has received and published papers from undergraduates at MIT, Stanford, Tufts and other universities in the greater Boston Area.

Journals average around 80 pages and feature 4-6 papers. 

Our Team

Erik Rauch


Erik is a fourth year Economics and Business Administration combined major and grew up in Westchester, New York. His interests include tennis, music composition, and skiing. He believes EconPress presents students with a unique opportunity by allowing those with an interest in economic research to get together to discuss the foundational and up-and-coming theories in the field, regardless of prior experience.

Owen Graham-O’Regan

Vice President

Owen is a second-year Economics and Mathematics combined major and is from Lexington, Massachusetts. His academic interests include behavioral economics and labor economics. He enjoys EconPress because it provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to discuss, evaluate, and compose a diverse range of economic research literature. Outside of school, Owen is a competitive cyclist.

David Siegel

Web Content Director

David is a fourth year Economics major with a minor in Political Science and is from New Canaan, Connecticut. He plays 5 instruments and is an avid hiker. This is his fifth semester in EconPress, and he is interested in studying political systems, data analysis, and its various uses.

The Ambiguity of Gig worker Classification

Gig workers are considered “flexible, free independent suppliers, moving seamlessly from one job (or ‘gig’) to another, utilising digital technology to connect with purchasers of their services”. The digital platform acts as an intermediary by matching the worker and consumer and facilitating the payments for goods and services (Stanford 2017). The relationship between the digital

A Critique of GDP Per Capita as a Measure of Wellbeing

Introduction Over the past 50 years, the United States and most other developed countries have pursued GDP growth as a means of improving quality of life.  In the long run these countries have been highly successful in keeping this number on a steady incline, but small economic crises such as the 2008 recession and their

Brexit to Dampen Britain’s World Trade

This July, the rest of the world and financial markets in particular were shocked by the British public’s surprise decision to leave the European Union. Literally overnight, global stocks lost $2.1 trillion in value and the value of the pound sterling plunged from $1.50 against the US dollar to $1.33 [1]. While the pound has