Economics

Stock Market

Senior Honors Theses

Class of 2014

Yonathan Bassal: Sports Stadium Subsidies:  An Empirical Investigation of the Green Bay Packers (adviser John Brown)

Ashna S. Choudhury: The Overall Impact of the European Union on Its members:  An Empirical Study of Why the Greek Economy Failed (adviser Dessislava Slavtcheva)

Hoang Duong Trong: A Predictive Model for Financial Tick Data (adviser Dessislava Slavtcheva)

Robert J. Gammell: Effectiveness of Inflation Rate Targeting on Macroeconomic Growth in Developed and Developing Economies (adviser Dessislava Slavtcheva)

Leah J. Guliasi: Impact of Education on Inequality in Mexico (adviser John Brown)

Joshua M. Kent: Valuing Improvements of Water-Based Recreation (adviser Robert Johnston)

Wanmiao Li: Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Growth in China:  A Provincial-Level Analysis (adviser Roxane Anderton)

Ian Love: Role of Manufacturing Concentration in Economic Recovery:  A Survival Model Analysis (adviser John Brown)

Mary Ivy Mbayah: Impact of Chinese Foreign Direct Investment on Africa's Economic Growth (adviser Marc Rockmore)

Andrew J. Musler: Alternative Models of Stock Prices (adviser Dessislava Slavtcheva)

Saul A. Ramirez: Insurers' Ability to Assess Catastrophic Risk (adviser Wayne Gray)

Oliver Samples: Shall We Spend?  A Cross-Country Analysis on the Impact of Government Debt on Economic Growth (adviser Dessislava Slavtcheva)

Luke Scanlan: Mega-Events:  Investment Opportunities or Precursors to Downturns? (adviser John Brown)

Qianhan Sheng: The Impact of Unemployment Benefits on Duration of Unemployment (adviser Wayne Gray)

Kent V. Vorland: Behind the Scenes of Monetary Policy: (adviser Dessislava Slavtcheva)

Rian L. Watt: Meaningful at the Margins:  Regional Economic Performance and Pro-Independence Voting (adviser Wayne Gray)

Jingjing Yang: Code-Sharing in the Domestic Airline Industry (adviser Sang Hoo Bae)

 

Class of 2013

Iryna Ambroz: German Economic Success and Trade: A Test of Hypotheses using the Gravity Model

Ngoc (Minnie) Bui: Consumers' Preference for Sustainable Certified Products: Eco-labels on Seafood Products

Carlos Cardenas: NAFTA and its Impact on Mexican Farmers

Benjamin Colb: Impacts of the Minimum Wage on Unemployment

Deviyani Dixit: Evaluating Motivators of Non-Use Values on Willingness To Pay for Improvement in Aquatic Biota

Maryam Esmaeili: The Impact of Cross-Border Remittances on Economic Growth in El Salvador

Christina Geller: Eating with the Seasons: An Analysis of Organic, Local and Conventional Food Availability Over Time in Southwest Montana

Volha Hrytskevich: Residential Housing Prices in Belarus

Paul McNulty: The Value of Safety: Estimating the Effects of Crime on Home Sales in Worcester

Abdou Seck: Voter Behavior in Senegal: The Case of the 2007 Presidential Elections

Anshu Singh: Convergence Among Indian States

Therese Smith: Housing Prices and Open Space: The Case of Worcester, MA