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Recent Honors Theses

Senior Honors Theses 2015
(Author, title and advisor)

Aaron R. Grau*, " Are College Football Coaches Efficiently Compensated?" - John Vrooman

Richard A. McQueary, " The Lucas Paradox Revisited: Tracking the Returns to Capital across the Development Spectrum" - Mario Crucini

Macauley C. Muir*, " Two-Sided Uncertainty in a Sequential Auction: A Model of Farmer-Intermediary Coffee Trade in Rural Guatemala" - Joel Rodrigue

Spencer M. Nederhood, " Differences in Learning: A Study of Learning-by-Exporting Across Heterogeneous Firms" - Joel Rodrigue

Yiling (Irene) Zhong, " Central Bank Balance Sheets and Inflation Expectations" - Greg Huffman

* Co-recipient of the T. Aldrich Finegan Prize for Best Honors Thesis in Economics.


Senior Honors Theses 2014
(Author, title and advisor)

Ian Duncan*, “Network Theory Applied in the Voluntary Contributions Game” - Myrna Wooders & Eugene Vorobeychik

Blake Thompson, “Economics of Walking and Obesity” Peter Savelyev – Federico Guiterrez

Thomas Choate*, “Partisanship in Legislative Bargaining” John Weymark – Alan Wiseman (Political Science)

Martha Babbitt, “The Role of French Language Proficiency in the Social Integration of France’s Immigrant Populations” Katheryn Anderson – Alejandro Molnar

Caroline Gieryn. “Why Do Investment Banks Continue To Fail?” Jeremy Atack – Peter Rousseau

Tyler Huber, “Rating Changes and Sovereign Bond Yields” Mario Crucini – David Parsley

Darien Paone, “An analysis of the relationship between LASIK Surgery and the popularity of ophthalmology as a specialty choice for medical students” Malcolm Getz – Kitt Carpenter

Betsy Thorne, “The Healthcare Costs of Smoking” Christina Rennhoff—Kip Viscusi

* Co-recipient of the T. Aldrich Finegan Prize for Best Honors Thesis in Economics. 


Senior Honors Theses 2013
(Author, title and advisor)

James D. Eubanks*, "Improving Fuel Economy Through Subsidies: Evidence from Cash for Clunkers" - Mario Crucini

Mihir Gandhi*, "Market Structure, Preferential Trade Agreements, and Multilateral Tariff Cooperation" - Kamal Saggi

Richard Shi, "Welfare Implications of U.S. Ethanol and Motor Fuel Policies"- Malcom Getz

Aiday Sikhova, "Causes of Trade Collapse and Recovery During the Great Depression" - Eric Bond

Alison Yuen, "The Greek Debt Crisis: An Economic Analysis of Policy and Structural Antecedents" - Kathryn Anderson

 * Co-recipient of the T. Aldrich Finegan Prize for Best Honors Thesis in Economics.


Senior Honors Theses 2012
(Author, title and advisor)

Chloe Xiaoyu Qi*, "An Extensive Social Choice Characterization of the Michod Measure of Group Fitness" -John Weymark & Quan Wen

Xiqiao Chen, "Gender Wage Gap in China from 1989-2009" - Andrea Moro & Peter Savelyev

Spencer Barrett, "Specialty Choice Among Physicians" - Christina Rennhoff & Frederico Gutierrez

* Recipient of the T. Aldrich Finegan Prize for Best Honors Thesis in Economics.


Theses from prior years