2018 Seniors!
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2016-2017

Joseph Anile – Is Zero a Bad Thing? Investigating Spillover Effects of Zero Interest Rates

Caitlin Heaps – Would you donate your kidney to a stranger? A look at organ donation and incentives among college students

Ryunosuke Matsuura – The Effect of Improved Cookstoves on the Firewood Demand in Rural Ethiopia

Deanna Morris – Stimulating Economic Growth in Western Maine: A Case Study of Maine Huts & Trails

George Voigt – Optimizing Coastal Land Conservation: A Case Study Application of Modern Portfolio Theory to the Coastline of New England

Gale Chen Ziaojing – Study Abroad Industry and the Rise of Education Consultants in the People’s Republic of China


2015-2016

Gaby Carpenter – The Effect of Temperature on the Supply and Demand for the American Lobster (Homarus americanus) in the State of Maine

Xiaojie (Jackie) Chen – Risk Taking During the Great Recession: The Impact of Market Experiences on Financial Risk Tolerance

John Morrow – Unintended Consequences of Cap-and-Trade: Evidence from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Austin Murphy – Detecting Stock Market Bubbles: A Price-to- Earnings Approach Christopher Shorey – Defensive Ability and Salary Determination in Major League Baseball

Sylvia Xu – The Effects of the One-Child Policy on Household Financial Decisions

Zachary Schutzman – Computational Simulation and Analysis of Landscape Auctions


2014-2015

Nils Carlson – Analysis of Post-Earnings-Announcement Market Reactions: Is There Still a Delayed Price Response and Can it be Exploited Charles Coffman – Institutions, Distance, and Foreign Direct Investment

Zachary Esakof – Cost Effectiveness of Renewable Energy Policy on Military Installations

Kushveer Jadeja – Reputation Effects and Hedonic Pricing at the Portland Fish Exchange

Charles Madden – Announcement Effects of Convertible Debt: Do Firm and Market Characteristics Affect the Magnitude of Abnormal Stock Returns?

Alex Ng – Market Microstructure and Abnormal Returns: An Analysis of NYSE and SGX Securities

Erik Solli – Investigating the Endogeneity of Risk Attitudes: Experimental Evidence Involving Cooperation and Competition

Maria Zeta Valladolid – Drivers and Barriers to Financial Inclusion in Peru: A Demand-Side Approach

Jingying Xu – Innovation and Productivity: Evidence from China


2013-2014

Lori Ayanian, “The Effects of the Indonesian Financial Crisis On Children’s Later Life Outcomes”
Brendan Cosgrove, “The Economic Impact of Shale Gas Development: A Natural Experiment along the New York and Pennsylvania Border”
Meagan Hennessey, “Conservation Choices in the Face of Sea-Level Rise”
Shannon Kooser, “What’s Gender Got to Do With It? The Effects of Women’s Decision-Making in Morocco”
Lucy O’Keeffe, “The Economic Impact of the Belgrade Lakes Watershed”
Alex Ojerholm, “Learning By Playing: Evaluating Backward Induction”
Clare Peaslee, “Life Insurance Holdings in the Great Recession”
Brandan Rivard, “Do Unexpected FIFA World Cup Match Results Impact the Stock Market?”
Justin Swansburg, “Was Housing to Blame? A DSGE Analysis of the Great Recession”

2012-2013

Daniel Garin, “The Effects of Political Signaling on the Federal Reserve”
Justine Seraganian, “First Year Collegiate Academic Success: Do Athletes Perform at the Same Level as Their Peers?”
Peter Jones, “Classroom Peer Effects in Higher Education: Evidence From Colby College”
Thomas Abe, “Can the Stock Market Predict FDA Approvals for New Drug Applicants?”
Marcus Josefsson, “The Macroeconomic Effect of Currency Union Dissolution: Evidence from the Narrative”
Rebecca Newman, “The Post-Crisis Relevance of Inflation Targeting”
Qi Sun, “The Influence of Central Bank Independence on Inflation: Evidence Based on a Narrative Approach”
Siyang Xu, “Does Exchange Market React to Central Bank Governor Replacements: Evidence from a New Dataset Using Narrative Approach”

2011-2012

Anne Burton, “The Side Effects of Medical Marijuana: The Impact of Legalization on Marijuana and Alcohol Consumption”
Michael Doherty, “Financial and Racial Influences on Coaching Change Decisions in NCAA Basketball”
Kelly Potvin, “Gazing at the Stars: A Look Inside ‘Star Power’ Within Demand for the NBA”
Amy Slipowitz, “The Effect of Democracy on Economic Growth”
Bradley Turner, “What Causes Ministers of Finance to Get Fired?”
Kathleen Davis, “The Effectiveness of Capital Controls on Capital Inflows in Emerging Markets”

2010-2011

Aaron P. Kaye, “Legislative Compensation and Fiscal Performance in State Governments”
C.S. Lyoe Lee, “The Flypaper and Teflon Effects: Evidence from China”
Benjamin G. Ogden, “Keeping Nuclear Programs From Becoming Nuclear Weapons: A Game Theoretic and Econometric Analysis”
Anna Simeonova, “The Impact of European Union Accession on Foreign Direct Investment”

Past Senior Honors Theses