The Park Place Economist is one of just a handful of undergraduate journals of economics in the world. The journal publishes scholarly research articles in economics by Illinois Wesleyan University undergraduates. Articles range from basic topical explorations to focused senior research.

Current Issue: Volume 21, Issue 1 (2013)

Prefatory Notes


Letter from the Editor
Tara Gracer '13

News and Commentary


Class of 2013 Senior Biographies
Matt Bishop '14 and Michael Mayberger '14



Brazil: The Impact of Business Conditions and Hyper-Urbanization on Development in the Country of the Future
Nick Desideri '13, Drake Hill '13, Elizabeth Liubicich '14, and Claudia Petcu '14


The Obstacles Facing India on Its Journey to Becoming a Developed Country
Tara Gracer '13, Zahra Lalani '13, and Chi Nguyen '15


Editorial Board

Tara Gracer
Assistant Editor-in-Chief
Mark Giannis
Assistant Technical Editor
Elizabeth Liubicich
Derek Lindgren
Austin Smiley
Senior Biographers
Matt Bishop
Mike Mayberger
News Editor
Melissa Seeborg

Article Editors
Ben Aberle
Jake Bates
Erik Bergstrom
Matt Bishop
Anh Dao
Emaido Edem
Taylor Kaldahl
Jason Kotecki
Hanlun Lu
Mike Mayberger
Aravind Nagavalli
Claudia Petcu
Bethany Presutti
Derek Zongda Tu
Ben White
Catherine Wu

Head Proofreading Editor
Nikki Castle
Proofreading Editors
Erik Bergstrom
Jason Kotecki
Kent Larson
Katelyn Rowley
Sijia Song
Derek Zonga Tu
Catherine Wu ‘15

Cover Artist
Tara Gracer

Dr. Robert M. Leekley