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Honors in Economics


2020 Economics Honors Recipients            

Christopher L. Adamo, PBK – Highest Honors

Fake News and Behavioral Political Economy: A Study of the 2020 Presidential Primaries

Thesis Advisor: Erin Wolcott


Owen C. Anderson – Highest Honors

The Price of Transition: An Analysis of Post-Communist Price Liberalization and "Deaths of Despair"

Thesis Advisor: Erin Wolcott


Emily E. Barnard – High Honors

The impact of conditional cash transfers on homicide and domestic violence: An analysis on the PRAF-II conditional cash transfer program

Thesis Advisor: John Maluccio


Robert Drew Bernhardt, PBK – Highest Honors

The CPS Citizenship Question and Survey Refusals: A Causal Link?

Thesis Advisor: Phanni Wunnava


Seth S. Boswell – High Honors

The Effect of Labor Cost Innovations on Consumer Welfare in an Endogenous Growth Model

Thesis Advisor: Erin Wolcott


Alexandra Claire Cook – Highest Honors

Did Climate Change Facilitate the Collapse of the Roman Empire?

Thesis Advisor: Erick Gong


Alfred H. Cramer – High Honors

Free market cattle: Understanding the effects of agricultural subsidies on land dedicated to animal husbandry in New Zealand

Thesis Advisor: John Maluccio


Nathaniel Alexander Evans – High Honors

Labor Market Discrimination: Evidence of Intersectionality between Race and Gender with a Focus on Asian-Americans

Thesis Advisor: Jeffrey Carpenter


Brett Matthew Dineen – Honors

Prescription Opioids: Are They Facilitating the Current Opioid Crisis

Thesis Advisor: Erick Gong


Hallie Rachel Feibel – Highest Honors

Gender Differences in the Wage Expectations of College Students

Thesis Advisor: Jeffrey Carpenter


Elizabeth V. Friesen – Honors

CCT impact on non-targeted children: An evaluation of education spillovers from a conditional cash transfer in Kenya

Thesis Advisor: John Maluccio


Elisa Gan – Highest Honors

Gift of Boom or Doom? Assessing the Impact of Chinese Aid on Deforestation in Kenya

Thesis Advisor: Akhil Rao


Grayson T. Goolsby – Highest Honors

Do You Really Want to Buy That?: Revealed Preferences in Technology Firms’ Mergers and Acquisitions Strategy

Thesis Advisor: Phani Wunnava


Chase McLaren Goree – Honors

The Digital Divide: Determinants of Mobile Phone Adoption in Sub-Saharan Africa

Thesis Advisor: Phani Wunnava


Lin Han – Highest Honors

Are firms promoting the right people?

Thesis Advisor: Erick Gong


Farhan Haque – High Honors

The Bangladeshi garment manufacturing industry: Effects on education

Thesis Advisor: John Maluccio


Michael Crocker Hayes – Honors

Opportunity in Opportunity Zones: Does Incentivizing Private Investment Promote the EMH?

Thesis Advisor: Erick Gong


Katherine C. Hertan, PBK – Highest Honors

The Effect of Language vs. Culture on Future-Orientation

Thesis Advisor: Erin Wolcott


Nathan Jay Hill – High Honors

The Market Value of School Facilities: The Influence of Educational Capital Expenditures on Local Home Prices

Thesis Advisor: Jeffrey Carpenter


Sean P. Howard – Highest Honors

How Does Monetary Policy Impact Rents in Different US Cities?

Thesis Advisor: Erin Wolcott


Olivia Songmee Jin – Highest Honors

Self-Perceived Economic Welfare and Life Satisfaction in Russia

Thesis Advisor: Phani Wunnava


Philip K. Klinck – High Honors

Internet Access and Attitudes Towards Democracy in East Asia

Thesis Advisor: Erin Wolcott


Evan P. Lavery – Highest Honors

Decreasing Energy Use with Ambient Feedback

Thesis Advisor: Jeffrey Carpenter


Jessica R. Lipton – Honors

Are College Closures Causing Nearby High Schoolers to Drop Out?

Thesis Advisor: Erin Wolcott


Haley C. McCreary, PBK – Highest Honors

Race, gender, and health care utilization of accountable care organization Medicare beneficiaries

Thesis Advisor: John Maluccio


Diana Jane McLeod – Highest Honors

Discrepancies between attitudes and behaviors when determining immigrant legal status in the US: evidence from GoFundMe campaigns

Thesis Advisor: Jeffrey Carpenter


Will James Meyer – Highest Honors

Does Consolidation Raise Industry Profits?

Thesis Advisor: Erick Gong


Ryan Clark Moise – High Honors

Inequality of Opportunity and the Children Left Behind

Thesis Advisor: Phani Wunnava


Connor H. Montgomery, PBK – Highest Honors

Can Healthy School Lunches Break the Health Poverty Trap?

Thesis Advisor: Erick Gong


Asra Muhammadi – High Honors

Positive rainfall shocks, child anthropometric outcomes, and healthcare insurance in the context of Pakistan

Thesis Advisor: John Maluccio


Olivia Paige Reed – Highest Honors

The Protestant Ethic: Fact or Fiction?

Thesis Advisor: Erick Gong


Benjamin Drucker Rivitz – High Honors

Salary Distributions and Performance Statistics: How to Achieve Optimal Outcomes

Thesis Advisor: Phani Wunnava


Fazl Ahmad Shaikh – Honors

How Online Crowdfunding is Contributing to a Shift in the Charitable Giving Landscape for Nonprofit Organizations

Thesis Advisor: Phani Wunnava


Nicholas Walker Sharpe – High Honors

Measuring the Effect of Major League Baseball's Competitive Balance Tax

Thesis Advisor: Jeffrey Carpenter


Ronnie T. Shereni – High Honors

Food, HIV, and human capital development: Effects of a food assistance program on education, labor and health outcomes for children living with HIV positive adults

Thesis Advisor: John Maluccio


John William Stenovec – High Honors

Post-Crisis Determinants of Value in Domestic Equity Markets

Thesis Advisor: Phani Wunnava


Daniel Patrick Tighe – High Honors

The Impact of Inequality and Information Asymmetry on Asset Market Bubbles and Trader Performance

Thesis Advisor: Jeffrey Carpenter


Gabriella C. Willingham – Highest Honors

The effectiveness of LARC initiatives on reducing unintended pregnancy

Thesis Advisor: John Maluccio


Ivy Yang, PBK – Highest Honors

Share the Wealth: The Effect of Carnegie Libraries on Education

Thesis Advisor: Erick Gong


Greyson Kelly Zatzick – Highest Honors

Improving the Quality of Job Match Using Labor Market Policy: A Case for the Basic Income

Thesis Advisor: Jeffrey Carpenter


Mingfang Zhang – High Honors

A Behaviorally Validated Warm Glow Questionnaire

Thesis Advisor: Jeffrey Carpenter


Anna E. Zumwinkle – Honors

Does the institution where you earned your Bachelor’s degree from influence your job satisfaction? An empirical analysis of the determinants of job satisfaction

Thesis Advisor: John Maluccio

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