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Senior Thesis and Capstone Project from 2020

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Aytac, Deniz Our Temptation for Benjamins: Can framing spending habits allow us to overcome present bias?

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Chen, Zhiyang Stock Market Reactions to U.S. - China Trade War News and Trump’s Tweets

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DeMasi, Kieran The Impact of a California Clean Air Regulation on Infant Birth Weight: The Case for a Check Engine Light

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Elizabeth, Horgan Does Marriage Have a Differential Effect on the Career Path of Men and Women?

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Kojima, Hannah The Flattening of Japan’s Phillips Curve: An Unemployment Rate Analysis

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Miller-Gonzalez, Alissa Estimating the role of question framing in contingent valuation: a study of business owners’ willingness to pay for increased conservation in the Great Barrier Reef region

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Park, Seung Min The Relationship between Energy Consumption (Renewable and Non-renewable) and Economic Growth in Northeast Asia

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Pogostin, Alana S. An Examination of the Potential Impact of Multi-Use Trails on Housing Prices and Gentrification

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Senoglu, Berk How Does Syrian Immigration Affect Informal Labor Market in the Different Regions of Turkey?

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Ugarte, Inigo Interest Rate Setting Behavior in the Philippines

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Vanasse, Sam The Impact of Photovoltaic Solar Panels on High- and Low-Income Areas

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Zhang, Xinyi (Denny) The Effect of Cutting Unemployment Compensation Duration on Unemployment Rate and Wages

Senior Thesis and Capstone Project from 2019

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Anderson, Spencer NFL Betting Market Efficiency: Finding a Profitable Betting Strategy

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Arora, Prachee The Effect of An Increase in Minimum Wages on Gender

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Austin, Conor Assessing the Relationships between Economic Output and Energy Consumption, Energy Efficiency, and Renewable Energy Consumption for Twelve Southeast Asia and Oceania Nations

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Benneyan, Hadley The Impact of Snowfall on Home Prices: A Study of Northeastern Ski Resort Towns

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Berish, Jacob Is Projection Bias Present within a General Manager’s Decision-Making Process within Major League Baseball (MLB)?

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Bernhofen, Sonja What Impact does Education and Undergraduate Degree Field Have on Earnings?

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Blauvelt, William Universal Basic Income and Its Effect on the Capital to Labor Ratio

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Budsey, Julia No Child Left Behind: The Education Policy’s Impact on the Incidence on Crime in the Unites States

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Cai, Xiyu Labor Migration in China: How Families Affect Migrant Workers

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Campbell, Quentin Building Performance and Energy Star Ratings in Commercial Office Space

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Caplan, Ari Examining the Impact of Consolidated Ownership on Ticket Pricing in the Ski Industry: A Hedonic Price Model

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Carey, Isabel Punitive Profit: An Analysis of Privatization and Prisons as Engines of Economic

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Chen, Yijun Tobacco Taxation and Cigarette Consumption: Do Cigarette Tax Hikes Reduce Smoking Participation and Cigarette Consumption?

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Durrant, Terence IT Depends: The Maturity of Cultural Economics and Its Public Policy Debates

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Erickson, James Achieving Genuine Progress: An Exploration of the Well-being Increasing and Decreasing Components of Economic Activity

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Geiger, Patrick The Effect of California's Open Carry Ban on Gun-Related Homicides

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Hammel, Max The Nordic Gender Equality Paradox: The Effect of Social Expenditure on Occupational Segregation

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Hammond, Damian The Number 80: A Simple Score or a Reference Point for DIII College Golfers

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Henning, Nicholas Stock Buybacks and Innovation: An Analysis of the Effects of Share Repurchases on Research & Development Expenditures

Hu, Yanyun How Will the More Stringent Building Energy Codes Affect the Housing Price: A Case Study in Thornton and Westminster in Colorado

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Islar, Zoe Measuring the Sexual Orientation Wage Gap within Racial Groups

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Jaehnert, Carissa The Impact of Universal Motorcycle Helmet Regulation on Deceased Organ Donors

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Jiang, Hongzhan When More Is Worse: Different Product Types And Choice Overload

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Kim, Jaeyeon Neighborhood Effects on Economic Outcomes of Youths

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Kula, Owen Aquaculture as a Method to Insulate Fishery Markets from Oil Spill Shocks

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Lehrecke, Noah The Need for Weed: Role of Investor Attention in The North American Cannabis Industry

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Lenoyr, Ivan The Impact of Foreign Assistance on Migration

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Maier, Dennis Different or the Same? The Spillover Effects of U.S. Monetary Policy and Determinants of Portfolio Capital Inflows to Emerging and Frontier Economies: Evidence from Emerging Europe

Ma, Lirong Stock Market Reactions to Corporate Apologies: Evidence from Chemical Disasters

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Mushasha, Hatoon What is the Impact of Pricing Gun Violence on Support for Gun Control Organizations?

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Po, Lucas An Empirical Analysis of Debt/GDP+ Ratios

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Powell, Ross Market Manipulation and a Case for the Further Regulation of Social Media and the Finance Industry

Qi, Tiantong The Power of Big Companies? A Hedonic Pricing Approach of Estimating the Impact of Amazon Inc. to the Local Housing Market

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Rupkus, Edvinas Compliment or Substitute? Impact of Marijuana Legalization on Alcohol Consumption

Song, Minxiu The Effects of Unemployment Insurance Benefits on the Behaviors of Displaced Workers

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Ta, Chase The Effect of Chinese Foreign Direct Investment on Economic Growth in the Asian Region

Wang, Yuxin Partial Effect of Absolute Income and Comparison Income on Happiness in China and Indonesia

Yiljep, Dakpe Determinants of Renewable Energy in West Africa

You, Changhao The Relation Between Regulatory Policy and Stem Cell Industry

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Zheng, Qianxi Would Uber Help to Reduce Traffic Congestion?

Zheng, Yuehao Examining the Employment Effect of Minimum Wage Increase for Major Race and Ethnicity Groups

Zhou, Chenyu Student-Advisor Matching and Ph.D. Job Market Outcomes

Zhou, Kun Machine Learning in Economics: Case Study of Tipping Behavior in Taxicab Industry

Senior Thesis and Capstone Project from 2018

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Acosta, Edson Examining the Impact of Chronic Illnesses on Household Poverty Using Social Selection Theory

Ahmed, Zayan Impact of International Trade on Unemployment in the United States

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Antiles, Ilana Horizontal Merger Antitrust Enforcement at the DOJ: A Closer Look From 2005-2015

Chen, Yuanding Impact of NFL Players’ Off-field Misconduct on Sponsorship Returns

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Dolma, Woeser Examining Political, Environmental and Economic Determinants of Refugee Flows from Mainland China to North and South Countries

Fan, Sijia Stock Market Reactions to Industrial Disasters: Evidence from Incident Firms and Their Competitors

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Fronte, Nicholas An Empirical Analysis of the Contract Year Phenomenon in the National Football League

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Goldberg, Charles FDI and Economic Growth: A Case Study From China and Africa

Greene, Brianna How Does BMI Affect Productivity in the Workforce? An Exploration of Active and Sedentary Roles in the U.S. Population

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Lapinski, Paul No Hablo Inglés: Language and Skill Upgrading in Mexican Migration

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Likhi, Kalika Does Inflation Targeting Matter for Economic Growth During Global Financial Crises? Evidence from Emerging Economies

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Li, Yizhe The Effect of Globalization on Educational Attainment

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Louchheim, Benjamin Luxury Tax and Competitive Balance in the NBA

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Manditch, Erik Can Economic Moats Provide Investors With a Competitive Advantage?

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Mani, Shankar NFL Betting Market Efficiency: A Closer Look at the Final Day of Betting

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McDonnell, Brendon The Impact of the Minimum Wage on Employment and Hours Worked for the Young and Low-Educated: An Analysis of the United States’ North East

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McElgunn, John Consumer Awareness of Electric Vehicles and Global Purchasing Patterns

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McWharter, Nicholas Bitcoin and Volatility: Does the Media Play a Role?

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Miah, Mohammed Does a State’s Gun Control Legislation Significantly Influence the Number of Violent Crimes?

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Moran Guerrero, Genesis Renting in Urban United States: Examining Determinants of Rent Prices across Metropolitan Areas

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Muhire Nshuti, Alexia The Impact of Climate Change on Agricultural productivity in the Eastern African Community

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Paine, Mercy Mo’ Money Mo’ Points: World Cup Skiing Success in Relationship to GDP Per Capita, Population, and Snowfall

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Poplawski, Byron The Effects of the European Central Bank’s Public Sector Purchase Program on Eurozone Unemployment Rates

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Reed, Erik The Short, Medium, and Long-Term Growth Effects of a Natural Disaster on Economies within the Ring of Fire

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Roehlkepartain, Eli Anti-Transgender Hate Speech and Hate Crime: A Ten-Year Analysis of the Relationship Between Local Attitudes and Violent Hate Crime

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Rudman, Benjamin Should We Stay or Should We Go? Investigating the Impacts of Intervention on Post-War Development

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Silgardo, Erin Keep America Great: The Effect of the H-1B Visa on the STEM Sector

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Timmons, Sean How Do Changes in Medicare, Specifically The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, Affect Hospital Reimbursement?

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Tizard, Henry Shirking and Remaining Years on Players’ Contracts in Major League Baseball

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Tremblay-McGaw, Alexandra An Examination of Homelessness and Mental Illness: The Argument for Better Affordable Housing Policy

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Warner, Joseph The Value of Bitcoin: A Closer Look at How Investor Attention Affects the Value of Bitcoin

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Warnock, Ryan The Effect of Injuries on Player and Team Performance: An Empirical Analysis of the Production Function in the National Hockey League

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Zhu, Yutong Estimate the Impact of External Factors on College Decision Making Process for International Student. An Empirical Approach

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Zindi, Fortune Does Mobile Phone Usage Boost Productivity in Developing Countries?

Senior Thesis and Capstone Project from 2017

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Al-Asaad, Abd-Alrahman Finance, Financial Services, and Economics Growth How Does the Size of the Financial Sector and Different Types of Financial Services Impact Economic Growth?

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Alija, Argent What We Have and What We Can’t Have: Analyzing the Endowment Effect and Choice Restriction on Consumer Choice

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Allen, Benjamin Changes in Profitability for Primary Dealers since the Financial Crisis

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Baez, Dayana Understanding the Relationship between Unemployment and Happiness: How Healthcare Efficiency Plays a Role in Life Satisfaction

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Benner, Everett Cultural Acceptance of Digitalization and Growth of an Economy: A Comparison of East and West Germany

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Boney-Gill, Akil Can Loan Descriptions Predict the Funding Probability in a Peer to Peer Lending Platform?

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Cermak, Vavrinec Can Bitcoin Become a Viable Alternative to Fiat Currencies? An Empirical Analysis of Bitcoin’s Volatility Based on a GARCH Model

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Dasgupta, Daniel The Overlooked Element: An Empirical Analysis of Team Chemistry and Winning Percentage in Major League Baseball

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Elstein, Julia How Classical Economic Theory Fails to Explain the Gender Wage Gap, and How Sociology Fills That Gap

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Goldberg, Sarah The Impact of Diabetes on the Percent Change in Salary: With a Comparison of Type I and Type II Diabetes

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Graham, Robert The Process of Gentrification in New York City