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Economics, international business students present research at economic affairs conference

Several seniors presented their work during the Eastern Economic Association's 44th annual conference.

Seven Martha and Spencer Love School of Business students presented their thesis research at the 2018 Eastern Economic Association’s annual conference in Boston. 

A group of Elon students presented their thesis research at the Eastern Economic Association’s annual conference.

Senior economics majors Stephan Marsh, Austin Martin, Brooke Hunziker, Christian Reese, Adam Wanstall and Amanda Feldman along with senior international business major Grace O’Hara participated in the 10 undergraduate research sessions sponsored by Issues in Political Economy (IPE), the leading undergraduate research journal in economics. This was the 25th consecutive year  the IPE has sponsored sessions at the conference.

Fifty-one students from 19 colleges and universities throughout the country participated in two days of sessions. Students came from institutions such as American University, Austin College, Belmont University, College of Wooster, Davidson College, DePauw University, Smith College, University of Mary Washington, University of Northern Iowa, Stonehill College and St. Lawrence University.

The Elon papers presented were:

Are Prisons the New Asylums? A look at transinstitutionalization in New York State
Amanda Feldman (mentor: Steven Bednar)

Can microfinance help families in a hyperinflationary environment? Field research in South Sudan
Grace O’Hara (mentor: Steve DeLoach)

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind: The Effect of Obesity on Child Academic Achievement
Brooke Hunziker (mentor Katy Rouse)

Changes in School Start Times and Traffic Fatalities
Stephan Marsh (mentor Andrew Greenland)

Exploring the Effect of International Wage Differentials on Brain Drain
Austin Martin (mentor Brandon Sheridan)

The Effect of Income Inequality on Life Expectancy
Christian Reese (mentor Mark Kurt)

Corporate Tax Rates and Gross Fixed Capital Formation
Adam Wanstall (mentor Brandon Sheridan)

The IPE is co-edited completely by undergraduates at Elon University and the University of Mary Washington. Elon has co-edited the journal since 1998. The IPE is indexed in "Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Economics & Finance." Steve DeLoach is the faculty advisor to the IPE.

Nicole Filippo,
3/9/2018 2:25 PM