UCL Department of Economics


Economic Tribune

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The Economic Tribune is the official UCL Economics Magazine. With every aspect of writing, editing and design carried out by students, it reflects the innovative excellence fostered by UCL’s Department of Economics. The Tribune has also been recognised as the Best Specialist Publication in the United Kingdom (UK) by the Student Publication Association.

Focusing on Economics, Politics and Research, the Tribune’s role is to ensure students are pushed further to think about applying concepts taught throughout their studies.

The Research section unlocks students’ potentials by supporting them in conducting original research work with technical tools used in their course. Previous research examples include: modelling collusion mechanics in mobile networks with game theory, understanding collective action in rebel armies using microeconomic modelling and modernising macroeconomics using machine learning algorithms.

The Economics and Politics sections promote dialogue across both broad and niche topics, supporting correspondents in tackling thought-provoking issues and producing high-quality work. Previous themes include: ‘Economics of Nature’, ‘Democracy in Action’ and ‘Politics and Sports’.

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UCL Journal of Economics  

The UCL Journal of Economics is an Undergraduate-run peer-reviewed journal set up by the Economic Tribune. Its aim is to provide a platform to showcase the research-based education at UCL and research done by students worldwide. 

The journal will review submitted papers from any undergraduate students related to the field of Economics as long as they fit the following guidelines:


  • Full Length Original Research Papers (Between 2000 and 5000 words): Detailed research studies which are the original works of their authors, classified as primary literature.
  • Academic Essays (both short and long): As long as they satisfy the core research requirement of 3rd year BSc Economics research modules and include an original research component. 
  • Limited Literature Reviews (Around 2000 words): These can be shorter one-off pieces which explore existing research, point out possible gaps and present opportunities for research with a novel angle or new approach.


  • Works relating to any sphere and niche of economics are welcome, the journal has a generalist approach to content.
  • Works with a focus on applied theory would be preferred to those which are purely theoretical.
  • The journal also welcomes interdisciplinary studies such as those integrating political science, geography, psychology and computer science, as long as the core of the analysis is Economic.

The first issue of the journal, released in August 2022, included 14 papers from students across the world and through different research pipelines. The pipeline consisted of submissions from modules undertaken as students’ core requirements, those from our annual research conference Explore Econ, from Tribune correspondents and from students from other universities. In 2022, UJE received submissions from the University of Chicago, Vanderbilt University and UC Berkeley. 

Key Links

  • Magazine issues and other resources can be accessed from the Tribune’s website here.
  • The Tribune also accepts entries from across the world for their online blog, here.
  • Students from all UK based universities can also look out for the annual Essay Competition.
  • Students are encouraged to sign up to the Tribune’s newsletter, here, to be regularly updated with upcoming initiatives and research.
  • More information about the journal can be found on the website. 
  • Read previous issues of the journal.
  • Submissions to UJE should be made through its submission portal.

For any information, feel free to email the Economic Tribune team at : economictribune@economistssociety.org