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									Eastern Economic Association 2006 Sessions
ISSUES IN POLITICAL ECONOMY - UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT
RESEARCH

Session I: Consumer Choice (Friday 9am)

Session Organizers: Steve DeLoach, Elon University; Steve Greenlaw, University of
Mary Washington

Session Chair: Marie Funk, University of Mary Washington

“Tornado Safety: A mitigation study using Probit Regression”
Matthew Jaremski, Austin College

“Can We Afford to Eat Out This Month?: A Study of the Effect of Gasoline Price on
Demand for Consumer Goods”
Alan Griffith, American University

“Measuring Risk Aversion: Consumer Choice of Seating on Public Transportation”
Julie Fleming, American University

“The Effects of Non-Participatory Characteristics: The Case of Lift-Tickets"
Michael Koslow, Elon University


Discussants:
Ian Hull. Elon University
Adam Field. Buffalo State College, SUNY
Alyson Froslie. Minnesota State University
Jeffrey Martin, SUNY Postdam
ISSUES IN POLITICAL ECONOMY - UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT
RESEARCH

Session II: Performance (Friday 11am)

Session Organizers: Steve DeLoach, Elon University; Steve Greenlaw, University of
Mary Washington

Session Chair: Abbey Lepley, Elon University


”The Effects of Board Composition and Managerial Ownership on Firm Performance:
Does Duality Matter?”
Irina Pavlova, College of Wooster

“State Contol vs Monopoly: The Market for Distilled Spirits”
Hollylane Reily, Sweet Briar College


“Radio Airplay as an Impetus for Music Sales”
Patrick Loftus, American University

“Is US Home Supplies Retailing a Cournot Competition?”
Jeffrey Martin, SUNY Postdam


Discussants:
Christopher Tom, SUNY Postdam
Mary Nash. University of Mary Washington
Ryan Quinn. Elon University
Nicolas Loris. Albright College
ISSUES IN POLITICAL ECONOMY - UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT
RESEARCH

Session III: Labor Characteristics (Friday 2pm)

Session Organizers: Steve DeLoach, Elon University; Steve Greenlaw, University of
Mary Washington

Session Chair: Mary Nash, University of Mary Washington

“The Labor Force Participation of Women after Childbirth”
Alyson Froslie, Minnesota State University

“Multiple Job Holding in the US”
Cory Markert, Minnesota State University

“Occupational Distribution and Wages in Former East and West Germany”
Nicolas Loris, Albright College

“Demographic Influences on Immigration Patterns in the United States”
Sneha Sharma, Sweet Briar College

Discussants:
Sneha Sharma. Sweet Briar College
Irina Pavlova. College of Wooster
Mathew Jaremski. Austin College
Marie Funk. University of Mary Washington
ISSUES IN POLITICAL ECONOMY - UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT
RESEARCH

Session IV: Development and Growth (Friday 4pm)
Session Organizers: Steve DeLoach, Elon University; Steve Greenlaw, University of
Mary Washington

Session Chair: Michael Koslow, Elon University

“Microfinance: Sustainable Finance for the Poor”
Elen Shrestha, Smith College

”The Effects of Natural Resources and Government on Convergence and Growth”
Samuel Douglas Langley, College of Wooster

“Indian Gaming, Revenue Sharing, and Development on the Reservation”
Marie Funk, University of Mary Washington

“European Demographic Transition as determined by Fertility Rates and GDP”
Katy Stafford, University of Mary Washington


Discussants:

Julie Fleming. American University
Abbey Lepley. Elon University
Alan Griffith. American University
Allison Genco. Elon University
ISSUES IN POLITICAL ECONOMY - UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT
RESEARCH

Session V: Income and Wages (Saturday 9am)

Session Organizers: Steve DeLoach, Elon University; Steve Greenlaw, University of
Mary Washington

Session Chair: Katy Stafford, University of Mary Washington

“Test of Friedman’s Life Cycle Hypothesis Using Micro Data from the PSID”
Catherine Stewart, University of Mary Washington

"Is the Washington Consensus To Blame for Rising Income Inequality?"
Allison Genco, Elon University

“English Language Proficiency and its Reflection on the Wage and Income of Native
Speakers of Foreign Languages within the United States”
Mary Nash, University of Mary Washington

The Tiger Effect: Income Distribution on the P.G.A. Tour
Katie Vaughan, Sweet Briar College

Discussants:
Anthony Cione. West Chester University
Samuel Douglas Langley. College of Wooster
Hollylane Reily. Sweet Briar College
Mohammed Qasim Naqvi. College of Wooster
ISSUES IN POLITICAL ECONOMY - UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT
RESEARCH

Session VI: Incentives and Behavior (Saturday 11am)

Session Organizers: Steve DeLoach, Elon University; Steve Greenlaw, University of
Mary Washington

Session Chair: Ian Hull, Elon University

“Campus Event and Student Programming boards: An economic perspective”
Renee Modzelewski, Sweet Briar College

“Winning Really Matters: The Effect of Winning on Attendence”
Holly Aiello, Sweet Briar College

”An Examination of the Effects of Tax Service Packages on Manufacturing Firm
Location Decisions with a focus on the state of Ohio”
Shabad Thadani, College of Wooster

”The West Chester Area YMCA: The Willingness to Pay to Prevent the Closing of the
YMCA in West Chester”
Anthony Cione, West Chester University

Discussants:
Cory Markert. Minnesota State University
Patrick Loftus. American University
Katie Vaughan. Sweet Briar College
James Daniels. Minnesota State University
ISSUES IN POLITICAL ECONOMY - UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT
RESEARCH

Session VII: Education (Saturday 2pm)

Session Organizers: Steve DeLoach, Elon University; Steve Greenlaw, University of
Mary Washington

Session Chair: Catherine Stewart, University of Mary Washington

"Do Migrant Remittances Impact Attained Education Levels?"
Abbey Lepley, Elon University

"The community influence: An expansion of high school dropout theory in the mid-
Atlantic region”
Ian Hull, Elon University

“Education in Africa: An Inter-temporal Analysis of Primary School Enrollment and
Child Labor”
Ben Doggett, University of Mary Washington

“Canadian Pension Plan Reform: A Model for the US Social Security?”
Christopher Tom, SUNY Postdam

Discussants:
Elen Shrestha. Smith College
Katy Stafford. University of Mary Washington
Shabad Thadani. College of Wooster
Renee Modzelewski, Sweet Briar College
ISSUES IN POLITICAL ECONOMY - UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT
RESEARCH

Session VIII: Business and Finance (Saturday 4pm)

Session Organizers: Steve DeLoach, Elon University; Steve Greenlaw, University of
Mary Washington

Session Chair: Allison Genco, Elon University

“Tax cuts”
Adam Field, Buffalo State College, SUNY

“The Impact of the Sugar Beet Industry in Minnesota and North Dakota”
James Daniels, Minnesota State University

”Predicting Corporate Bankruptcy: An Analysis”
Mohammed Qasim Naqvi, College of Wooster

"Venture Capital: Corruption and why venture capitalists choose to invest in China over
the U.S.”
Ryan Quinn, Elon University


Discussants:
Holly Aiello. Sweet Briar College
Michael Koslow. Elon University
Catherine Stewart. University of Mary Washington
Ben Doggett. University of Mary Washington

								
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