Economics Students Present Research at Conference
Several economics students presented their research this past weekend at the Eastern Economics Association’s annual conference in New York City.
Seniors Micah Boomer, Stephanie Franz, Andrew Garrison, Ian Grady, Kevin Sheridan and Kaylyn Swankoski all participated in the 14 undergraduate research sessions sponsored by Issues in Political Economy (IPE). The entire program and student-mentor reception was coordinated by IPE Executive Director Micah Boomer.
Sixty-eight students from 30 colleges and universities throughout the country participated in three days of sessions. Students came from institutions such as Yale, Bucknell, Holy Cross, Dennison, Furman, Wooster, Smith, Gettysburg, American, Duquesne, Muhlenberg, Albion, St. Peter’s, Monmouth, UNC-Asheville, and Illinois Wesleyan University.
The 6 Elon papers presented were:
Micah Boomer (mentor: Katy Rouse) “Homosexual Wage Discrimination”
Stephanie Franz (mentor: Steve DeLoach) “A Re-examination of the Environmental Kuznets Curve: A Cross-Country Analysis of the Impact of Trade and Economic Growth on Water Pollution”
Andrew Garrison (mentor: Mark Kurt) “Risk Factors for Baccalaureate Attainment and Realized Wages”
Ian Grady (mentor: Greg Lilly) “The Inter-temporal Choice of Subprime Borrowing”
Kevin Sheridan (mentor: Tom Tiemann) “State laws and foreclosure rates: A brief analysis”
Kaylyn Swankoski (mentor: Katy Rouse) “The Influence of School on Childhood Weight Gain”
The IPE is the leading undergraduate research journal in economics and 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. Senior Kevin Sheridan is the editor of this year’s edition of the IPE. Professor Steve DeLoach serves as Elon’s faculty advisor the IPE.