Senior Theses

Senior Theses: 2001 - Present

2014
Cooper, Lucy-George
“The Impact of Microfinance on Female Entrepreneurs in Tanzania.”

Hennessy, Margaret
“Germany’s 2007 Parental Leave Reforms: The Effects on Women’s Return-to-Work Decisions Following Childbirth.”

Ramirez
“The Push to Immigrate: How the Mexican and U.S. Economies Affect Immigration.”

 

2013
Cai, Wenqiang
“The Role of Innovation in Asymmetric Duopoly Market: Theory and Evidence.”

Dakowicz, Sywia
“Eco-certified Real Estate in Chicago: An Investigation into Corporate Social Responsibility.”

Gardner, Samantha
“Economic Apocalypse: The Financial Derivatives Story.”

Pielechaty, Lucas
“A New Challenge for Keynesianism: Globalization and Economic Recessions.”

2012
Gard, Joel
“Pay and Performance in the National Hockey League: Testing for the Incentive Effects of Free Agency in the Salary Cap Era.”

Karki, Utsha
“To Lend or Not to Lend: An Analysis of Mortgage Instruments and Borrower Characteristics in 2007.”

Smith, Caitlin
“Growth and Inequality: A Social and Economic Analysis of China’s Growth and It’s Rural Legacy.”

Zhang, Minxu
“Policy Influence and Marketing Strategy of Organic Farming in the United States.”

2011
Aikman, Tasheka
“Why has Jamaica failed to achieve sustainable growth? An empirical study measuring the impact of various socio-economic factors in a developing economy.”

Piermont, Evan
“Willingness to pay and price: An experimental study on systematic correlations in consumer valuation.”

2010
Janjigian, Christopher
“Equilibrium in continuous time games.”

Maskulka, Julie
“The effects of female labor force participation on divorce: Evidence from 1968 – 2007 micro data.”

Monahov, Alexandeer
“An empirical study of corruption factors in Europe.”

Panayotova, Gabriella
“An empirical study of security-related transparency in international relations.”

Tlhokowane, Kelebogile
“Lesotho, South Africa and the Southern African Customs Union”

2009
Burg, Bryan
“Abortion and female labor force participation rates: Evidence post Roe v. Wade.”

Gaulke, Amanda
“Hispanic immigration and U.S. policy: Separating myth from fact.”

Islam, Rahsaan
“Creative capitalism: Harnessing global capital markets and social ventures to enhance international development”

Zapryanova, Mariyana
“United States immigration policy: Past, present, and future.”

2008
Braden, Kim
“On the Road to a Better Costa Rica: CAFTA-DR and its Social and Economic Impacts.”

Fernando, Nelka
“The economic impact of day laborers on local communities: an analysis of the Belmont Milwaukee day labor corner.”

Nicholas, Patrick
“El supermercadomuygrande: The economic impact of Wal-Mart in the United States and Mexico.” 

Lowry, Carolyn E.
“Between Iraq and a hard place: An analysis of Turkey’s foreign policy using prospect theory.”

Shaler, Laney
“Borders are porous: an analysis of trade blocs and border policy responses.”

VonDruska, Jeffrey A.
“What it takes to win in baseball.”

Winkels, Paige 
“Is tax reform necessary? An analysis of the Tax Reform Act of 1986 and the current Bush proposals.”

2007
DeMarco, Joseph M.
“The 2004-05 NHL lockout and its effect on the league’s labor market.”

Knowling, Mackenzie L.
“The winners and losers of NAFTA: A closer look at Mexico and the United States. “

Roche, Clayton
“Obesity and the good life.”

2006
Dinh, Lam N.
“21st century pharmaceuticals: An updated analysis of new drug development.”

Dziadula, Eva
“The effect of dental insurance on undertaking an advised treatment.”

Herold, James
“The European Union: A promise delivered or promise deferred?”

Lupo, Katie
“The convergence of the German labor market post-unification.”

2005
Dookhony, Loveena
“The impact of orphanhood on health status and educational attainment of children in Uganda.”

Garabedian, Haik
“Labor in Central and Eastern Europe.”

Klein, Allison
“Water allocations: Balancing equity and efficiency.”

Murphy, Kiel T.
“How enrollment in employer-based health insurance depends on firm size and a worker’s wage.”

2004
Averbuch, Eugene
“Testing game theory in a classroom environment.”

Fador, Kris
“From Guernica to Dresden: Strategic Bombing in the European Theater in World War II.”

2003
Bastermajian, Harry
“The economic viability of a Palestinian state.”

Beightley, Jennifer
“An income model for the composers of popular music throughout music history.”

Castiglia, Kimberly M.
“Hispanics in the United States: A struggle to maintain status in the labor force.”

Harmon, Laura
“The flat tax as a means of  reducing tax avoidance and evasion.”

Vlaikov, Stoyan
“Currency boards in developing countries.”

Williams, Rick J.
“Tort and retort: Misconceptions of the American lawsuit crisis.”

2002
Myer, Arden M.
“Dirty economics: A historical analysis of Argentina’s incurable crisis.”

Talreja, Pooja
“The announcement & inclusion effect: evidence from the Dow Jones 30 Industrials and the Standard & Poor’s 500.”

2001
Antov, Dimitar S.
“Game theory applied to bargaining in economics: General perspectives and a new mathematical model.”

Durso, Christopher K.
“Race still matters: Growth and development of the St. Louis metropolitan area.”

Fisher, Jacob Thomas
“The decision-making of high capitalism.”

Horwitz, Mark
“An analysis of Chile’s social security system as a possible model for the United States.”

Mathew, Blessy
“Labor force participation of women: A comparative study of the United States and India”

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