We’re discontinuing the journal club as of this semester. After some discussion. we’ve reached the conclusion that the level of participation did not warrant the required preparation.
My personal opinion remains that there should be a place for students interested in economics to express and discuss those interests. There is always the Penn Journal of Economics, and regular coffee chat w/ professors that the UES intends to restart, but neither fully capture the objective of the journal club. If you have any ideas – or just want to state your interest – please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for everyone who came and allowed us to have at least a few genuinely interesting conversations!