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2020 Senior Thesis Titles

Aidan Acosta [Thesis Advisor: John Maluccio]

Cap-and-Trade and environmental justice: A study of California's RECLAIM program

Christopher Adamo [Thesis Advisor: Erin Wolcott]

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

Owen Anderson [Thesis Advisor: Erin Wolcott]

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

Emily Barnard [Thesis Advisor: John Maluccio]

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

Robert Bernhardt [Thesis Advisor: Phanni Wunnava]

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

Seth Boswell [Thesis Advisor: Erin Wolcott]

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

Alex Cook [Thesis Advisor: Erick Gong]

Did Climate Change Facilitate the Collapse of the Roman Empire?

Alfred Cramer [Thesis Advisor: John Maluccio]

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

Nathaniel Evans [Thesis Advisor: Jeffrey Carpenter]

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

Brett Dineen [Thesis Advisor: Erick Gong]

Prescription Opioids: Are They Facilitating the Current Opioid Crisis

Hallie Feibel [Thesis Advisor: Jeffrey Carpenter]

Gender Differences in the Wage Expectations of College Students

Elizabeth Friesen [Thesis Advisor: John Maluccio]

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

Elisa Gan [Thesis Advisor: Akhil Rao]

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

Grayson Goolsby [Thesis Advisor: Phani Wunnava]

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

Chase Goree [Thesis Advisor: Phani Wunnava]

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

Lin Han [Thesis Advisor: Erick Gong]

Are firms promoting the right people?

Farhan Haque [Thesis Advisor: John Maluccio]

The Bangladeshi garment manufacturing industry: Effects on education

Mike Hayes [Thesis Advisor: Erick Gong]

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

Katherine Hertan [Thesis Advisor: Erin Wolcott]

The Effect of Language vs. Culture on Future-Orientation

Nathan Hill [Thesis Advisor: Jeffrey Carpenter]

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

Sean Howard [Thesis Advisor: Erin Wolcott]

How Does Monetary Policy Impact Rents in Different US Cities?

Yihe Jiang [Thesis Advisor: John Maluccio]

The effect of in-utero Ramadan exposure on birth outcomes and maternal investments

Olivia Jin [Thesis Advisor: Phani Wunnava]

Self-Perceived Economic Welfare and Life Satisfaction in Russia

Philip Klinck [Thesis Advisor: Erin Wolcott]

Internet Access and Attitudes Towards Democracy in East Asia

Evan Lavery [Thesis Advisor: Jeffrey Carpenter]

Decreasing Energy Use with Ambient Feedback

Jessica Lipton [Thesis Advisor: Erin Wolcott]

Are College Closures Causing Nearby High Schoolers to Drop Out?

Jack Litowitz [Thesis Advisor: Erin Wolcott]

Investing in Analysis: Evaluating the Financial Effects of Insider Trading on Mergers

Haley McCreary [Thesis Advisor: John Maluccio]

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

Diana McLeod [Thesis Advisor: Jeffrey Carpenter]

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

Will Meyer [Thesis Advisor: Erick Gong]

Does Consolidation Raise Industry Profits?

Ryan Moise [Thesis Advisor: Phani Wunnava]

Inequality of Opportunity and the Children Left Behind

Connor Montgomery [Thesis Advisor: Erick Gong]

Can Healthy School Lunches Break the Health Poverty Trap?

Chica Morrow [Thesis Advisor: Erick Gong]

Does participation in moai among the okinawan population affect social capital or mental health outcomes?

Asra Muhammadi [Thesis Advisor: John Maluccio]

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

Olivia Reed [Thesis Advisor: Erick Gong]

The Protestant Ethic: Fact or Fiction?

Benjamin Drucker Rivitz [Thesis Advisor: Phani Wunnava]

Salary Distributions and Performance Statistics: How to Achieve Optimal Outcomes

Arthur Ross [Thesis Advisor: Erin Wolcott]

Do Airports Cause Industry-Specific Spatial Spillovers? Evidence from Panel Data

Fazl Shaikh [Thesis Advisor: Phani Wunnava]

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

Nicholas Sharpe [Thesis Advisor: Jeffrey Carpenter]

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

Ronnie Shereni [Thesis Advisor: John Maluccio]

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

John William Stenovec [Thesis Advisor: Phani Wunnava]

Post-Crisis Determinants of Value in Domestic Equity Markets

Daniel Tighe [Thesis Advisor: Jeffrey Carpenter]

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

Gabriella Willingham [Thesis Advisor: John Maluccio]

The effectiveness of LARC initiatives on reducing unintended pregnancy

Ivy Yang [Thesis Advisor: Erick Gong]

Share the Wealth: The Effect of Carnegie Libraries on Education

Greyson Zatzick [Thesis Advisor: Jeffrey Carpenter]

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

Melody Zhang [Thesis Advisor: Jeffrey Carpenter]

A Behaviorally Validated Warm Glow Questionnaire

Anna Zumwinkle [Thesis Advisor: John Maluccio]

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

For senior thesis titles from past years, please refer to the links below:

2019 Senior Thesis Titles

2018 Senior Thesis Titles

2017 Senior Thesis Titles

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