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Senior Scholars Projects
Senior Honors Theses
Ivan Balbuzanov, "The Effect of Religious Participation and Permanent Income on Suicide Risk: Micro-Level Analysis"
Ian Cummins, "Cyclicality of State Budgeting: A Political-Economy Analysis"
Prabhav Rakhra, "Business-Time"
John Roberts, "Can Parallel Exchange Rates Predict Commodity Prices?"
Po Yin Wong, "The Effect of Natural Disasters on Vulnerability: The Indonesian Forest Fires in 1997"
Yilin Xu, "Local Governance and Public Goods Provision – Evidence from Gansu Province"
Gregory Zartarian, "Armenian Questions: The Occupational and Geographic Mobility of Armenian Immigrants"
Ling Zhu, "Novel Measures of Central Bank Independence"
Andrei Roman, "Developing Reliable Estimates of Poverty and Inequality for Chile's Ethnic Groups"
Yauheniya Sidarchuk, "Stock Market Indexes and Future Economic Activity since 1800"
Ishan Singh, "Stock Markets and Household Wealth: Can a Stock Market Crash Cause a Recession in the U.S. Economy?"
Kyle Smith, "An Incumbent’s Guide to Reelection: The States and Economic Voting in U.S. Presidential Elections"
Joerose Tharakan, "Demographic Differences in Household Expenditure for Low-Income Families: Evidence From the United States"
Caroline Adler, "The Determinants of Recovery Rates on Defaulted Corporate Securities: Why Do Fallen Angels Recover More than Original High Yield Issues?"
Michael Aquino, Can the Business Cycle be Used to Create Predictable Mutual Fund Outperformance?
Horacio Diaz Adda, "Social Cohesion and Economic Growth: Evidence from latin America and East Asia"
Magda Tsaneva, "Voices of the Poor: Poverty and Growth in Albania"
Aimee Williams, "Two Essays on the Indiana Family Cap Provision"
Jessica Minty, "Media Coverage and Disaster Relief: Is a Picture woth a Thousand Words?"
Caroline Theoharides, "The Role of Home Equity in Retirement Saving: Building Your Nest (Egg)"
Andriy Avramenko, "Wealth Effects on Consumer Spending in the U.S. Economy"
Katherine Brown, "Passenger Car Sales in the Peoples Republic of China: What Are the Macroeconomic Factors Affecting Automobile Demand in China?"
Andre Garron, "A Theoretical Mathematical Model of Fishery Economics"
<Past Senior Honors Theses>
The Breckenridge prize is awarded yearly to the senior economics major(s) with the highest GPA.
CHRISTIAN A. JOHNSON AWARD
The Faculty Prize is awarded to the junior(s) who exhibited outstanding performance in the Microeconomic and Macroeconomic Theory courses.
2007Horacio Diaz Adda
DEPARTMENT PRIZE FOR SERVICE
DEPARTMENT PRIZE FOR THE JUNIOR WITH THE HIGHEST GPA