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Department of Economics

Undergraduate Economics

Archived Honors Theses 2008-2011

Senior Honors Theses 2011
(Author, title and advisor)

Sarah Brand
Institutions and Sectoral Diversification in Botswana
Ben Zissimos, advisor

William Johnson
Trade Liberalization and Interindustry Reallocation in Indonesia
Joel Rodrigue, advisor

David Schenck
Monetary Regimes and Inflation
Diana Weymark, advisor

Jean Xiao
A Signaling Model of a Lawyer with Private Information About Her Talent
Jennifer Reinganum and Andrew Daughety, advisors

Senior Honors Theses 2010
(Author, title and advisor)

Chris Bartenstein
Federal Farm Subsidies and Agricultural Industrialization
John Siegfried, advisor

Zachary Carmichael
Exploring The Determinants Of Rising Almond Pollination Fees In The United States
Diana Weymark, advisor

Jordan Fixler
Does the term structure of corporate interest rates predict business cycle turning points?
Ben Eden, advisor

Risa Kavalerchik
An Analysis of the Random Walk Hypothesis based on Stock Prices, Dividends, and Earnings
Peter Rousseau, advisor

Mallory Mahan
A Corporate Buy-American Subsidy and Firm Location Decision
Joel Rodrique, advisor

Tristan Potter
The Distributive Impact of Tariff Policy During the Interwar Period
Mario Crucini, advisor

Ryan Stewart
Early Voting Reform: Implications for Turnout and Composition of the Electorate
Chris Bennett, and Greer, advisor

Alan Sun
The Cost of Undergraduate Housing
Malcolm Getz, advisor

Shane Svenspladsen
The Equity Premium Puzzle and the Effect of Distributional Uncertainty
Chris Bennett, advisor

Senior Honors Theses 2009
(Author, title and advisor)

Ruby Kwak
The Relative Role of Public and Private Health Expenditure for Economic Growth: A Solow Growth Model Expansion
Kevin Huang, advisor

Jonathan Lee
Private Filesharing Markets and Album Sales
Tong Li, advisor

Graham MacDonald
Exploring Irrational Expectations: Macroeconomic Factors in the Housing Boom
Jeremy Atack, advisor

Chester Polson
Making Money Grow on Trees: Forest Policy in Light of a Carbon Tax
Malcolm Getz, advisor

Houston Shaner
A Laboratory Evaluation of Partner Selection in Group Lending Models
Myrna Wooders, advisor

Collette Wheeler
Obtaining Directional Signals on Future Exchange Rate Movements
Suhas Ketkar, advisor

Noel Whitehurst
High School Curricular Differences’ Effects: A Look at the NELS88
William Collins, advisor

Senior Honors Theses 2008
(Author, title, and main advisor)

Tommy Gutman
The Uniformity of Immigration's Effect on Wages
Stephen Buckles

Billy Slater
Effects of Exchange Rate Regime Choice on European Union Business Cycles
Mario Crucini

Jed Golberg
Institutionalized Uncertainty and Economic Growth During Structural Reform
Jonathan Hiskey

Jeffrey Moredock
Office Capitalization Rates: The Effects of Interest Rates
Mario Crucini

Jason Powers
Determinants of Residential Housing Prices and Potential Threats to Price Stability
Malcolm Getz

Mike Maio
Business Environment and Micro-Finance Performance
Suhas Ketkar