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Submissions from 2023

Robert Breyer, Economics (ECON) 2023, The October 2019 Conundrum: Testing How Zero-Commission Trading Has Influenced Market Efficiency

Anders Brodnax, Economics (ECON) 2023, How the Paycheck Fairness Act Would Reduce the Gender Wage Gap

Alex Gallin, Economics (ECON) 2023, Does the Federal Reserve Have an Advantage When Forecasting Housing Data?

Connor Kelly, Economics (ECON) 2023, The effects of Microfinance on poverty in Central Ghana

Brad Lee, Economics (ECON) 2023, Local Zoning Laws: The Cause or The Cure to The Affordable Housing Crisis

Beck Page, Economics (ECON) 2023, The Role of Zoning in the Affordable Housing Crisis

Irene Sullivan, Economics (ECON) 2023, The Effects of Mental Health on Labor Market Consistency Across Racial Groups

Eleazar Villagomez, Economics (ECON) 2023, Rethinking Sovereign Debt Restructuring

Patrick Wolesky, Economics (ECON) 2023, Opening the Doors for Opportunity: Reimagining Inclusionary Zoning and Affordable Housing Policies in Major American Cities

Matt Wyffels, Economics (ECON) 2023, Solutions to the Affordable Housing Crisis

Submissions from 2022

Walter Boero, Economics (ECON) 2022, Mergers in the U.S. Airline Industry: How are Wages and Employment Affected at the Occupation Level?

Gengyi (Rebecca) Chen, Economics (ECON) 2022, Prolonged Pollution Days in China: How Does Air Pollution Duration Affect Subjective Well-Being (SWB)?

Marco Cunha, Economics (ECON) 2022, The Economic Case For Regulating Retail Investment

Vinicius d'Avila, Economics (ECON) 2022, The Effects of Airport Privatizations on Brazilian Airports’ On-Time Performance

Paige Ehresmann, Economics (ECON) 2022, One Currency, Nineteen Economies: An Exploration of Euro Area Countries’ Responses to Shared Monetary Policy

Andrew Griffin, Economics (ECON) 2022, Tiebout: Is it the Super Bowl Quarterback for the School Choice Movement?

Delina Haileab, Economics (ECON) 2022, The Intersection Between the Minimum Wage, Recidivism, and the Illegal Labor Market

Paul Hinton, Economics (ECON) 2022, Early Childhood Intervention and Income Inequality: An Analysis on the Intergenerational Mobility of Head Start Participants

Lilian Hurtubise, Economics (ECON) 2022, Monetary Policy Spillovers into Small Open Economies: The United States vs. The Euro Area

Maya Jensen, Economics (ECON) 2022, Credit Source and Consumption in Mongolia: Do Microloans and Informal Loans Impact Consumption Differently?

Leah Johnson, Economics (ECON) 2022, The Urban and Rural Divide: Co-residence and Female Labor Supply in Brazil

Gabriel Keane, Economics (ECON) 2022, U.S. Military Spending: Developing or Destroying

David Krakaur, Economics (ECON) 2022, Skill-biased Technical Change As A Source Of Income Inequality: An Investigation Of Changes In Wage Returns To Job Tasks In The 21st Century

Carl Marvin, Economics (ECON) 2022, Evaluating the Paycheck Fairness Act: Do Not Let Perfect Be the Enemy of Good

Emmanuel Morales, Economics (ECON) 2022, Understanding Remittances: How the 2008 Financial Crisis Affected the Impact of Remittances

Myat Thant Sin Naing, Economics (ECON) 2022, Social Institutions and Economic Growth

Kellan Pinson, Economics (ECON) 2022, Regulating The Retail Investor

Eesha Shah, Economics (ECON) 2022, Investment in Secondary Education Combats Income Inequality for Low and Middle Income Countries While Preserving Growth

Becky Shapiro, Economics (ECON) 2022, Morality and Salary: are laborers willing to take a pay cut to do work in line with their philosophy?

Jacob Small, Economics (ECON) 2022, Remittances as a Replacement for Government Transfer Programs: A Mexican Case Study

Aubrey Thurman, Economics (ECON) 2022, The Relationship Between Social Infrastructure and Female Labor Force Participation Across Countries

Amadou Tine, Economics (ECON) 2022, Will Investment in Human Capital Reduce Income Inequality?

Max Vale, Economics (ECON) 2022, Analyzing The Paycheck Fairness Act As A Solution For the Gender Wage Gap

Frank Valtierrez, Economics (ECON) 2022, The Impact of Human Capital Investment on Income Inequality and Economic Growth

Mitchell Wang, Economics (ECON) 2022, Understanding Ethereum as a Financial Asset for Common Investors

Eric Wright, Economics (ECON) 2022, Heterogeneous Effects of Commuter Rail Lines on Housing Prices


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