Class of 2018 Distinction in Economics

Anna Bearrood

Consumption Tax: So much Potential
Econ 374: Money and Banking, Professor Paul Wojick

Price Competition: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Econ 222: Game Theory, Professor Bruce Wambheim

Matthew Damhof

An Ethical Analysis of the Trump Tax Cuts
Econ 220: Public Finance, Professor Mark Pernecky

Allstate vs. Travelers: An Analysis of Two Stocks
Mgmt 380: Investments, Professor Rick Goedde

A Review of “Market Reactions to Changes in the S&P 500 Index: An Industry Analysis”
Econ 399: Behavioral Finance, Professor Tom Bernardin

Erik Davidson-Schwartz

The Sherman Silver Purchase Act and the Panic of 1893
Econ 399: American Economic History, Professor Bruce Wambheim

The Panic of 1837 and Jacksonian Economics: A Re-evaluation
Econ 399: American Economic History, Professor Bruce Wambheim

Lehman Brothers vs. AIG and the Financial Crisis of 2008
Econ 247: History of Economic Thought, Professor Paul Wojick

John Hultstrand

Argentine Dairy Sector Challenges – Data Analysis
Econ 210: Argentina, Professor Anthony Becker

Late 2014 Oil Crash: The Causes and Global Economic Effects
Econ 382: International Economics, Professor Xun Pomponio

Economic Stability of an Independent Catalonia
Econ 374: Money and Banking, Professor Paul Wojick

Spencer Knack

Analysis of Two Stocks: Ameriprise Financial Inc. (AMP) and BlackRock Inc. (BLK)
Mgmt 380: Investments, Professor Rick Goedde

Exploring the North American Free Trade Agreement’s (NAFTA) Effects and Implications on the United States Economy and Labor Force
Econ 385: Econometrics, Professor Anthony Becker

Trans-Pacific Partnership: What would really have happened to the US economy and labor force?
Econ 374: Money and Banking, Professor Paul Wojick

Robert Leet

Why was Private Property the most Influential Factor to Jamestown’s Growth?
Econ 399: Economic History of America, Professor Bruce Wambheim

What caused Midwestern Agrarian Protests in the Late 19th Century?
Econ 399: Economic History of America, Professor Bruce Wambheim

Quantitative Easing: How did it influence the U.S. Economy?
Econ 374: Money and Banking, Professor Paul Wojick

Lindsay Mattei

Intergenerational Mobility and Income Inequality
Econ 385: Econometrics, Professor Anthony Becker

Political Instability, Energy, and Economic Growth in Nepal
Econ 243: Economic Development, Professor Seth Binder

Solving Information Aversion and Overdiagnosis in Breast Cancer Mammography Screening: The Ostrich Effect and Base Rate Bias
Econ 372: Behavioral Economic, Professor Ashley Hodgson

Lillie Meakim

How Did China’s One-Child Policy Come to Be? What made such a radical idea thinkable? The Origin and History of Restricting Couples to One Child
Econ 247: History of Economic Thought, Professor Paul Wojick

Does Trade Lead to Environmental Deterioration? Effect of Environmental Trade on the Environment. Race-to-the-Bottom versus Gains from Trade Hyposthesis
Econ 382: International Economics, Professor Xun Pomponio

Cashless or Less Cash World?
Econ 374: Money and Banking, Professor Paul Wojick

Joseph Miller

A Realist response to Anarchy, State, and Utopia: Reinhold Niebuhr on Robert Nozick
Public Affairs 280: Foundational Debates, Professor Jason Marsh

The Golden Age and American Markets: A Response to Free to Choose, with evidence from Antitrust Policy Development
Econ 399: Economic History, Professor Bruce Wambheim

The Externality of Energy Production, The United States’ Shale Boom and Environmental Bust
Econ 382: International Economics, Professor Xun Pomponio

Alexandra Rosati

A Bonus a Day Keeps the ER Away: The Relationship Between Medicaid Bonus Payments and Patient Emergency Room Visits
Econ 373: Health Care, Behavioral Economics, Professor Ashley Hodgson

To Share or Not to Share? How Default Privacy Settings Affect Data Sharing Choices of Cell Phone Users
Econ 372: Behavioral Economics, Professor Ashley Hodgson

House Prices: Cover or Caution? Should the Great Recession have been predicted, and how were house prices making or illuminating the problem?
Econ 385: Econometrics, Professor Anthony Becker

Rammah Shandaq

The Detour of Growth in the Argentinian Economy
Econ 243: Economic Development, Professor Seth Binder

Volume-Stock Relationship: Comparative econometric analysis between high and low-volume stocks
Econ 385: Econometrics, Professor Anthony Becker

Did Americans forget to save?
Econ 374: Money and Banking, Professor Paul Wojick