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  • Meet the Students
  • Economics

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  • Meet the Students

    Undergraduate research is a hallmark of MSUM’s Economics Department. Since 2005, more than 100 economics majors have presented at the university’s Student Academic Conference on topics ranging from world affairs and social issues to labor markets and emerging technology. Our majors compete at the national level in both research presented to national audiences and research published in peer-reviewed undergraduate journals. In addition, nearly one-third of our graduating seniors—10 to 15 students each year—go to graduate school, often being accepted to Big 10 universities with a high level of graduate funding.

    Points of Pride

  • Economics Research Presented to National Audiences  

    2012
    Marissa Peterson, Undergraduate Retention across Regional Public Universities

    2011
    Kegan Reiswig, The Impact of Revenue Sharing on MLB Competitiveness
    Luke Sperling, College Retention at Public Universities

    2010
    Brieanna Hoban, The Impact of Casinos on Dropout Rates in MN
    Joseph Bottrell, Lending Growth in North Dakota

    2009
    Amy Kemp, Factors Affecting Youth Crime Rates
    Jacob Claussen, Structural Unemployment In The Fargo Moorhead Area
    Derick Hermanson, Crime in the USA: A Panel Analysis
    Vaneesha Dusoruth

    2008
    Lea Brandel, Women's Choice Of Majors: Evidence From A Survey
    Matthew Borgen, Wal-Mart Super Centers' Impact Local Grocery Prices

    2007
    David Slovik, The Impact of Commute Time on the Labor Force Participation of Women

    2006
    Alyson Froslie, Female Labor Force Participation: A Cross-Sectional Study of Major U.S. Cities
    James Daniels, The Sugar Beet Industry in ND and MN
    Cory Markert, Economic Analysis of the Recording Industry

    2005
    Jesse Hoban, Red Tape & Economic Growth
    David Torpen, Economic Analysis of Minnesota Lake Property Prices
    Rachel Norness, The Male-Female Earnings Gap in Minnesota
    Derek Hagen, Real Estate Prices in Fargo-Moorhead

    2004
    Robert Valdez, Labor Market Discrimination Against Hispanics in Minnesota
    Dustin Jeske, Estimating Agricultural Land Prices
    Mindy Heller, The Economic Impact of Stadia on Cities

    2003
    Trevor Ernst, The Industrial Organization of the Construction Industry in Fargo-Moorhead

    Research Published in Peer-Reviewed, Undergraduate Journals  

    Kramer, Clay (2011) "Medical Tourism: Alternatives to the United States Healthcare System," Undergraduate Economic Review: Vol. 7: Iss. 1, Article 8.
    Available at: http://digitalcommons.iwu.edu/uer/vol7/iss1/8

    Hagen, Derek (2005) "Real Estate Prices: City Premiums and Neighborhood Effects," Undergraduate Economic Review: Vol. 1: Iss. 1, Article 9.
    Available at: http://digitalcommons.iwu.edu/uer/vol1/iss1/9


  • Student Testimonials

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    Nick Pates

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