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  • Student Research

    Undergraduate Research in Peer-Reviewed 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 

    20th Annual Conference on Undergraduate Research and Mentoring

    2013

    Rachel Hettich, Do Gas Prices Affect Obesity Levels?
    Victoria Duncan, Race and its Effect on Teen Pregnancy Rates in Minnesota Counties
    Cody Brandt, The Economic Impact of NCAA Sanctions on Local Economies 

    Eastern Economics Association Conference

    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 

    Minnesota Conference of Undergraduate Scholarly and Creative Activity

    2013

    Cody Brandt, Empirical Analysis of the Effect of NCAA Sanctions on the Employment and Wages of a City
    Ka-wai Lau, Economic Development in Mid-Sized Cities: A Case Study of Urban Transportation in Fargo-Moorhead
    Rachel Hettich, Is Language a Barrier to Foreign Direct Investment?
    Ryan Daly, Is Sustainable Growth Possible in the Energy-rich Russian Federation
    Jed Eix, Islamic Immigration in the Country of Tolerance, the Netherlands 

    2012

    Amber Wolbeck, Red Clover in the Red River Valley  

    MSUM Student Academic Conference

    2012

    Godwin Kessy, Off-Campus Living Might Cost You More Than You Think
    Marissa Peterson, Undergraduate Retention across Regional Public Universities
    Nicholas Enger, The Economic Components of Stock Prices
    Neil Lindner, Do Youth Participation Rates Really Reduce Crime Rates?
    Jesse Larson, Effects on Attendance in Major League Soccer
    Swarnima Rimal, Crime and Unemployment in North Dakota
    Ka-wai Lau, Is Human Capital the Answer to the Development of the “Bottom Billion?”
    Kelli Landis, Pet Surplus: It is Raining Cats and Dogs
    Amber Wolbeck, Red Clover in the Red River Valley
    Fariha Rahman, Cost Benefit Analysis of Nuclear Power
    Katie Nicklay, Are the Declining Rates of Union Membership a Result of the Economic Downturn?
    Tanner McCarty, Economic Analysis of Electricity Prices Across States
    Brock Gauer, Banksy Artwork: The New Stable Asset
    David Geeslin, How Does Altering Consequences to Display Moral Implications Affect the Criteria Individuals Use in Determining Daily Consumptive Activities?
    Aastha Khatiwada, Do the Cigarette Consumption Patterns of Youths and Adults Differ?
    Kelsey Grondahl, Outsourcing: Why is it Occurring and How does it Impact New Labor Market Entrants? 

    2011

    Nicholas Pates, Bumper Expectations: The Effect of Revenue Insurance on Yield Volatility
    Robert Eden, Determinants of the Price of Smartphones
    Kegan Reiswig, Does the National Basketball Association's Soft Salary Cap Increase Competitive Parity?
    Glen Marshall, Economic Development in Indian Country: Best Practices and Possibilities
    Rachel Metzger, Effects of Employment on Minnesota State University Moorhead Students' Grades
    Jacob Larsen, Every Drop Counts: An Analysis of International Water Markets and Pricing Policies
    Laura Trosdahl, Expansion Outlook: Fergus Falls, MN
    John Thein, Guatemala's Road to Development: An Economic Assessment
    Luke Sperling, How Employment Opportunities Affect University Retention 

    2010

    Erik Hanson, Professional Sports Substitutes and the Demand for Major League Baseball
    James Teigland, Economics and Eli Whitney: Lessons in Intellectual Property Rights
    Brieanna Hoban, The Impact of Casinos on Dropout Rates in MN
    Jonathan Swart, The Evolution of an Ever Changing Solid Waste/Recycling Market:  A Look at Consumer Waste
    Jena Thompson, Farm By-Products as a Source of Renewable Energy
    Nileendra Abeywardene, Elasticity of Rationality
    Mark Frenzel, Recessionary Religion: The Effects of Recessionary Pressures on Religious Structure
    Jared Dion, Does Money Talk? How the Composition of Individual Presidential Campaign Donations Impacts
    Clayton Kramer, Medical Tourism: Alternatives to the US Healthcare System
    Motoki Akagi, Examination of Modern Economic Society
    Isaac Thomas, The Meteoric Rise of the Motorcycle Industry in Chongqing China
    David Geeslin, Music Recording Industry Change:  Where The Tune Will Come From
    Joseph Bottrell, Lending Growth in North Dakota
    Tiffany Zilka, Gender Gap in U. S. Unemployment
    Amjad Habouch, The Quality of Life in the USA, Thailand and Turkey: Does Economic Growth Matter?

    2009

    Alexander Kangas, More Homeowner Loss? The Effects of Ulitlity Construction
    Keega Stock, Economic Impact of Drug Prohibition
    Lindsay Brustad, The Effects Of International Trade On Human Development In Developing Countries: A Statistical Analysis
    Jacob Claussen, Structural Unemployment In The Fargo Moorhead Area
    Amy Kemp, Factors Affecting Youth Crime Rates
    Derick Hermanson, Crime in the USA: A Panel Analysis

    2008

    Eric Sobolik, Industry Study
    Abdullahi Mohamed, Wage Differentials for Immigrant Women in the United States: Effect of Gender and Ethnicity
    Nathan Och, The Potential Impact of a Mass Trasist System on Congestion Costs
    Daniel Schoenecker, The True Value of the Dollar Menu
    Craig Ehrmantraut, Health Care Reform
    Eric Bigelow, Urban Growth Boundaries and Housing Prices
    Robert Haas, An Analysis of the International Automobile Industry
    Achala Acharya, Poverty Reduction and Economic Growth in India
    Sumi Sharma, China's Economic Growth
    Charles Johnson, The Payoff of Self- Directed Work Teams
    Matthew Borgen, Effect of Wal-Mart Supercenters on Grocery Prices in Minnesota
    Prashant Shrestha, Forecasting Crude Oil
    Ross Aldentaler, Free Trade Block Comparison of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)
    Naomi Turman, An Examination of "Glass Ceiling" Barriers by White Women and African-American Women in Corporate America
    Olesya Kurilo and Subhechhaya Shrestha, Women Unemployment in the United States and Europe from the Years 1970-1990 

    2007

    Michael Olson, An Examination of the Effects of a Minimum Wage Increase
    David Slovik, The Impact of Commute Time on the Labor Force Participation of Women
    Samantha Pierson, Drug Prohibition
    Akiko Nakamura, Alternative Environmental Policies Regarding Global Climate Change
    Lucas Walton, A Look into the Airline Industry
    Dwight Leidholm, Rising costs of Healthcare
    Shiho Imonate, Analysis of Human Mortality
    Luke Schulz, Taxing the Fat out of America
    Ross Godfread, Opportunity Costs in Drug Rehabilitation
    Joe Denker, Title IX in Division II
    Ryan Facobs & Jeannie Kempers, Recent Progress in Poverty Reduction in MN
    Seth Lachowitzer, River Blindness
    Derick Hermanson, The U.S.-China Trade and its Positive Impacts on the U.S. Rural Economy
    Matthew Greer & Alishia Salmen, Switching from Gasoline to Ethanol: Cost Implications on Various Social Groups in the USA 

    2006

    Alyson Froslie, Female Labor Force Participation: A Cross-Sectional Study of Major U.S. Cities
    Cory Markert, Economic Analysis of the Recording Industry
    Ananda Gurung, U.S. Automobile Industry
    Joe Larson, Title IX in Division II
    DeeDee Doso, Unemployment in America
    Theresa Obeng, Credit Card Debt Among College Students
    Lee Isaacson, Economic and Social Consequences of the Mounting U.S. Debt
    Christopher Prahl, NAFTA and Its Effects on U.S. Jobs
    James Daniels, The Sugar Beet Industry in ND and MN
    Nirmal Raj Poudyal, Trade Imbalances Between USA and China 1999-2005
    Suzanne Johnson, Will Social Security Be There For You? 

    2005

    Stephen Carland, Determinants of Selling Price on eBay
    Karim Dhanani, Income Inequality
    Adam Gierszewski, Qantitative Analysis of Online Auction of Coins
    Derek Hagen, Real Estate Prices in Fargo-Moorhead
    Alex Huseby, Determinants of Crime of Fargo Moorhead
    Scott Johnsrud, National Healthcare in the United States
    Joe Larson, Inflation and Unemployment, Empirical Evidence on the Phillips Curve 1950-1999
    Damien Scott, The Impact of Tuition Increases on University Enrollment
    David Torpen, Economic Analysis of Minnesota Lake Property Prices