Comps, honors papers, and prize-winning works of the Economics Department are featured here. All works have been self-submitted by the student authors. Descriptive information about each work is available to search or browse. Access to the full text of the works is limited to current Carleton affiliates with faculty permission. Learn more about how to submit your work and how to request access to the full text of works.


Submissions from 2021

Hugo Caplow, Economics (ECON) 2021, Exploring the Gender Dimensions of Remittances Through a Intra-Household Bargaining Based Approach: The Case of the Philippines

Elizabeth Franchot, Economics (ECON) 2021, Age and Negative Framing: Pitting Influences of Altruism Against Each Other

Conor Gormally, Economics (ECON) 2021, Does Framing Impact the Power of Social Information on Charitable Giving?

Sarah Grier, Economics (ECON) 2021, Valuing Maternal Health in the Economic Analysis of Maternity Leave

Cindy Guo, Economics (ECON) 2021, The Economic Case for Paid Family Leave: A Policy Paper with a Focus on Child Outcomes

Nia Harris, Economics (ECON) 2021, The Impact of Changes in the Federal Funds Rate on Stock Returns: Portfolios Sorted by Size and Book-to-Market Equity Ratio

Sarah Hussain, Economics (ECON) 2021, The Intersection of Gender Norms and Intra-Household Bargaining Power: Evidence from Garment Workers in Bangladesh

Waleed Iftikhar, Economics (ECON) 2021, Democracies and Dictatorships: Variance in the Impact of IMF Adjustment Programs across Different Regime Types

Jack Johnson, Economics (ECON) 2021, Shrinking the Tax Gap: Combining Research on Tax Evasion and Lying Aversion

Marko Jurkovich, Economics (ECON) 2021, The Effect of Anti-Immigrant Sentiment on Immigrant Income in Spain

Rie Kurita, Economics (ECON) 2021, Decreasing Tax Evasion: Effective Use of Lying Aversion

Spencer Moore, Economics (ECON) 2021, “You get what you pay for”: An Experimental Study on Worker Productivity and Pay Structures

Leo Vithoontien, Economics (ECON) 2021, The Impact of Immigrants on Local Native Wages Across Industries and Prefectures in Japan 2014-2018

Submissions from 2020

Iris Arbogast, Economics (ECON) 2020, A “Slippery Slope” to Higher Labor Supply Inequality in Mexico, Indonesia, and Brazil

Noam Benkler, Economics (ECON) 2020, Do Biometric Smartcards Help the Neediest Most?

Henry Bensen, Economics (ECON) 2020, Is the Democrat versus Republican Macroeconomic Performance Gap Explainable?

Adam Bigelow, Economics (ECON) 2020, Non-Western Technology Intensity of Use and Long Run Productivity Gains

Kanin Bunajinda, Economics (ECON) 2020, Consumption Smoothing in Russia: An Achievement of Mutual Insurance, or a Byproduct of Savings and Loans

Joey Caradimitropoulo, Economics (ECON) 2020, Toward a World of Cost Efficiency: The Effects of Artificial Intelligence on Human Labor Demand

Michael Carlsen, Economics (ECON) 2020, Whether Weather Affects Growth: A Panel Analysis of Quarterly Weather Anomalies and U.S. GDP

Ana Carretero, Economics (ECON) 2020, The Most Livable City in America: Investigating the Value of Green Open Space in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Ben Chesler, Economics (ECON) 2020, Industrial Revolutions: Fourth Verse Same as the First? A Brave New World of Unknowns

Vicente Cortes, Economics (ECON) 2020, The Return of the Luddites: Labor Market Implications of Projected Advances in Artificial Intelligence

Ingrid Dai, Economics (ECON) 2020, Eliminating Homelessness: An Evaluation of the Minneapolis 2040 Plan

Phil Gagnon, Economics (ECON) 2020, Does Airbnb Presence Increase Rental Values? Evidence from Portland, Oregon Neighborhoods

Sharan Ganjam, Economics (ECON) 2020, Minneapolis 2040: An Incomplete Roadmap to Housing Supply and Affordability?

Malik Gibson, Economics (ECON) 2020, First Among “Equals:” An Analysis of Gendered Differential Human Capital Investments by Parents in India

Peter Hagstrom, Economics (ECON) 2020, Artificial Intelligence and the Displacement of High-Skilled Labor

Oskar Houck, Economics (ECON) 2020, The Effect of Light Rail Network Expansion on Single-Family Homes in St. Paul, MN

Zane Johann, Economics (ECON) 2020, Health, Subjective Well-Being, and Development: An Analysis of the Effect of Development Level on How Health Impacts Life Satisfaction

Ben Koppel, Economics (ECON) 2020, The Effect of Local Elementary School “Quality” on Housing Value

Carlos Lua Pineda, Economics (ECON) 2020, Analyzing the Combination Effect of Corruption and Administration Type on Education

Anesu Masakura, Economics (ECON) 2020, Investigating the Interaction Effects of Social Polarization and Institutional Quality on Economic Growth

Peter Ohashi, Economics (ECON) 2020, The Environmental Kuznet's Curve: What About Those Other Gasses?

Colin Pi, Economics (ECON) 2020, Who Wants Microloans? Dynamics of Demand for Microfinance Loans with Different Occupational Forms

David Roizin, Economics (ECON) 2020, Is Inclusionary Zoning Right for Minneapolis? Theory and Evidence for a Growing City

Andrew Roy, Economics (ECON) 2020, The Effect of Airbnb Density on Housing Prices in San Francisco

Helen Schuda, Economics (ECON) 2020, Effects of the Green Line and Median Income on Home Prices: A Cross-Sectional Hedonic Analysis for Saint Paul, Minnesota

Abbie Smith, Economics (ECON) 2020, International Reserves in Emerging & Developed Countries: An Analysis of the Effects of Different Types of Financial Crises

Siang Wongrattanapiboon, Economics (ECON) 2020, The Relative Importance of Monetary Transmission Channels in Thailand: Evidence from a FAVAR Model

Yihuang Wu, Economics (ECON) 2020, Post-privatization Performance of Chinese State-owned Enterprises

Submissions from 2019

Jack Atkins, Economics (ECON) 2019, Fake News and Social Media: How an Oversupply of Information Results in Negative Policy Outcomes

Tate Bosler, Economics (ECON) 2019, Cryptocurrencies, Regulatory Changes, and Market Efficiency

Hans Carlson, Economics (ECON) 2019, Adopting a New Monetary Policy Decision Making Structure: A Discussion of Discretion, Rules, and Frameworks

Ursula Clausing, Economics (ECON) 2019, Should Congress Require the Federal Reserve to use the Taylor Rule?

Laura DeMane, Economics (ECON) 2019, Blunts and Borders: Marijuana Market Segmentation Over State Lines

Ethan J. Ellis, Economics (ECON) 2019, Preferences for Nonwage Amenities in Early Career Job Choices of Undergraduate Seniors: A Dichotomous Choice Contingent Valuation Survey Approach

Brendon Fischel, Economics (ECON) 2019, New Product and Earnings Announcements’ Effect on Stock Returns: A Case Study of The Mobile Phone and Tablet Industry

Spencer Francis, Economics (ECON) 2019, Internalizing the Cost of Injuries and Game-Day Attendance: An analysis of the National Football League from 2009 -2018

Matt Ganter, Economics (ECON) 2019, Inefficiency in the Market for National Football League Kickers

Pedro Girardi, Economics (ECON) 2019, The Impact of Inflation on Wages of the Brazilian Poor

Daniel Gold, Economics (ECON) 2019, Little League, Big Bucks? The Effect of Youth Sports Participation on Future Wages

Aaron Goodman, Economics (ECON) 2019, Do Environmental, Social, and Governance Standards Affect Firm-Level EBITDA and Stock Performance?

Matt Kaye, Economics (ECON) 2019, Transit Ridership and Life Satisfaction

Dallas Keate, Economics (ECON) 2019, Credit Growth & The Equity Premium: Evidence Supporting Intermediary Asset Pricing

Caroline Kirchherr, Economics (ECON) 2019, An Analysis of the Competitive Effects of Charter Schools on Public School Outcomes in Michigan

Piper Kurtz, Economics (ECON) 2019, Crime and Punishment: An Analysis of the Effects of the Three Strikes Law on Deterring Crime

Nathaniel Lovin, Economics (ECON) 2019, Research Growth: The Effects of Basic and Applied Research Spending on GDP Growth

Joseph Nardi, Economics (ECON) 2019, College Choice: Matriculation Decisions of Underrepresented Minorities at Carleton College

Selam Nicola, Economics (ECON) 2019, Is Trade Good for The Poor In Sub-Saharan Africa? A Panel Data Analysis of Trade’s Impact on Poverty in Years 1992-2010

Matt Rubin, Economics (ECON) 2019, Event Study: The Effect of Movie Releases on Movie Distribution Stock Market Trade Activity

Fabio Silva, Economics (ECON) 2019, Financial Development and Economic Growth - Channels of Transmission at Different Stages of Economic Development

Allan Thekkepeedika, Economics (ECON) 2019, Novelty in the America Invents Act: The Impact of First-to-File on Innovation

Byron Valenzuela, Economics (ECON) 2019, The Impact of Property Rights Protections for Women on Economic Growth

Submissions from 2018

Jake N. Bechstein, Economics (ECON) 2018, Consumption in the Age of Rising Student Debt: A Comparison of Student and Non-Student Debt Burdens Effects on Consumption

Liam John Bradney, Economics (ECON) 2018, How Does the Relative Generosity of an Individual to a Third Party Affect Reciprocity in the Trust Game?

Ryan Casperson, Economics (ECON) 2018, Soda Taxes: Necessary or Unnecessary?

Michael Beelo Ebako-Hodgson, Economics (ECON) 2018, Bridging the Gap between Tribes: Trust and National identity. The Case of Equatorial Guinea

Nathan John Eisner, Economics (ECON) 2018, The Effect of Knowledge on Testing the Rational Expectations Hypothesis

Brandon Bernard Fabel, Economics (ECON) 2018, Pay and Performance in the National Football League: An Analysis of How Contract Type Affects Quarterback and Running Back Salaries

Maximilian Foster, Economics (ECON) 2018, Immigrants in the U.S. Labor Market: The Economic Effects of Native Country's Religious Composition

Benjamin Stolte Frerichs, Economics (ECON) 2018, The International Impacts of Federal Reserve Unconventional Monetary Policy

Benjamin Gauthier Gagnon, Economics (ECON) 2018, Picking Favorites: A Study on the Effects of Changing Competition Incentive Structure on Gambling Behavior

Nathan Kyler Gibes, Economics (ECON) 2018, Diluting Political Influence: The Appointment of Monetary Committee Membership and Inflation

Camille Mary Gordon, Economics (ECON) 2018, Does Foreign Health Aid Affect Health Inequality?

Kevin John Grow, Economics (ECON) 2018, Decisions Based on Receiver Knowledge of Advice: An Extension of the Dictator Game

Aaron Michael Hockett, Economics (ECON) 2018, All My Ex(Teacher)s Live in Texas: An Analysis of the Causes and Consequences of Public School Teacher Turnover

Liam Thomas Howe, Economics (ECON) 2018, Soccer, Stock Markets, and Investor Reactions: The Effects of World Cup Outcomes on European Financial Markets

Kevin Hurley, Economics (ECON) 2018, Effort Based on Circumstance: A Study of Prosocial Behavior

Marcus Irrthum, Economics (ECON) 2018, Kicking the Soda Pop Tax to the Curb: Why a Soda Pop Tax is the Wrong Policy and an Alternative Policy to Enact

Sebastian Lara, Economics (ECON) 2018, Effects of the ACA's Dependent Coverage Mandate on Job Mobility of Young Adults

Nicholas Paul Leeke, Economics (ECON) 2018, Beating the Record: The Effects of Recognition and Competition on Senior Gift Participation Rates at a Liberal Arts College

Clara Overbeck Livingston, Economics (ECON) 2018, Value of Emotion: Effects of Visceral Factors on Economic Behavior

David Cheng McKinley, Economics (ECON) 2018, Isolating Discrimination in the Sexual Orientation Wage Gap

Kevin Mei, Economics (ECON) 2018, Urbanization, Knowledge Spillovers, and Economic Growth: An Analysis of U.S. Cities from 2005 to 2016

Avinash Moorthy, Economics (ECON) 2018, Do Students Benefit from an Extra Year of High School? A Study of Ontario's Removal of Grade 13

Alyssa Nicole Neidhart, Economics (ECON) 2018, Does Female Labor Force Participation Impact Total Factor Productivity? A Time-Series Analysis of the United States between 1950 and 2014

Grant Stephen Patronik, Economics (ECON) 2018, ECB Monetary Policy Under the Rotational Voting Scheme: Do National Biases Exist?

Victoria Cragg Peterson, Economics (ECON) 2018, Woman Against Woman: An Experimental Approach to Single-Gender Competitive Performance

Laura Joan Rafferty, Economics (ECON) 2018, Can Bad Unemployment News Be Good for Stocks? A Sectoral Analysis of the Stock Market's Reaction to Unemployment Rate Announcements

Gina Marie Ray, Economics (ECON) 2018, The Effects of Social History on Beliefs of Reciprocity in the Trust Game

Andrew Herbert Ruvkun, Economics (ECON) 2018, Measuring the Contributions of Transportation Infrastructure to Economic Growth in the 21st Century

Chenoa Schatzki-McClain, Economics (ECON) 2018, Making it Work: the Added Worker Effect and the Labor Supply of Wives in Urban Indonesia

Alison Kate Tilson, Economics (ECON) 2018, It's a Man's World: How the Gender Wage Gap Impacts Economic Growth

Sarah B. Waldfogel, Economics (ECON) 2018, Avoiding the Bunching Effect: Evidence from the Lab

Alexander James Yeagle, Economics (ECON) 2018, Google Search Trends and the S&P 500: A Behavioral Explanation of Inefficient Markets

Submissions from 2017

Serena Rose Bernthal-Jones, Economics (ECON) 2017, Does Female Labor Force Participation Affect Fertility? A Time Series-Analysis of Sweden between 1974 and 2014

David William Coleman, Economics (ECON) 2017, Health vs. Home: An Analysis of the Impact of Health on Elderly Household Mobility

Lillie Catherine Cox, Economics (ECON) 2017, School Grades and Home Prices: An Empirical Exploration of the Housing Market within the Madison Metropolitan School District

Eric Bruce Tallman, Economics (ECON) 2017, The Environmental Impact of Single-Use Zoning: A Case Study of the Relationship between the Built Environment and Private-Vehicles in Chandigarh, India