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Economics students present research at Eastern Economic Association conference

The students participated in the educational and scholarly exchange on economic affairs during the association’s annual conference.

Several economics students in the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business presented their thesis research at the Eastern Economic Association’s annual conference, held Feb. 23-26, 2017, in New York.

Elon seniors Danielle Brown, Holly Brueggman, Ken Crew, Seth Gatto, Justin Morin, Annie Ray (not pictured) and Andrew Van Hoof presented their thesis research at the Eastern Economic Association's 2017 conference.

Seniors Danielle Brown, Holly Brueggman, Ken Crew, Seth Gatto, Justin Morin, Annie Ray and Andrew Van Hoof participated in the conference’s 12 undergraduate research sessions sponsored by Issues in Political Economy (IPE). This was the 24th consecutive year the IPE sponsored conference sessions.

Sixty-five students from 29 colleges and universities throughout the country participated in two days of sessions. Students came from institutions such as Columbia University, College of Wooster, Furman University, Hood College, Lake Forest College, Miami University, North Central College, Ohio State University, St. John’s University, Smith College, The College of New Jersey, University of Mary Washington, University of Northern Iowa and the University of Pennsylvania.

The seven Elon papers presented were:

Shifting Regional Wealth and the Market for Latin American Art
Danielle Brown ’17 (mentor: Professor Steve DeLoach)

Examining the Impacts of Debt on First-Time Home Buying Decisions
Holly Brueggman ’17 (mentor: Associate Professor Jen Platania)

Congestion makes it Harder to Breathe: Do High Occupancy Toll Lanes Reduce Emissions?
Ken Crew ‘17 (mentor: Assistant Professor Tonmoy Islam)

The Effects of States' Expansion of Medicaid on Health Insurance Market Competition
Seth Gatto ‘17 (mentor: Assistant Professor Steven Bednar)

The Relationship between Income and the Hospitalization Rates of Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions
Justin Morin ‘17 (mentor: Associate Professor Katy Rouse)

Labor market outcomes of German immigrants:  An empirical analysis of wage discrimination between Turks and Germans
Annie Ray ‘17 (mentor: Professor Steve DeLoach)

The Effect of Adolescent Physical Education on Future Obesity Outcomes
Andrew Van Hoof ‘17 (mentor: Associate Professor Katy Rouse)

Issues in Political Economy is the leading undergraduate research journal in economics. It is co-edited by undergraduates at Elon University and the University of Mary Washington, and is indexed in Cabell’s Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Economics and Finance. Professor Steve DeLoach serves as the IPE faculty advisor.

Nicole Filippo,
3/8/2017 11:20 AM