• Meet the Economics Students


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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.

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  • Economics Student Research Presented at the 20th Annual Conference on Undergraduate Research and Mentoring


    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

    Economics Student Research Presented at the Eastern Economics Association Conference 

    Jesse Leyk, Factors Affecting Imports: Transport Equipment  

    Marissa Peterson, Undergraduate Retention across Regional Public Universities

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

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

    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

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

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

    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

    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

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

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

    Research Published in Peer-Reviewed, Undergraduate Journals  

    Boadu, Kofi D. (2015) "Exploring Economic and Social factors that increase Economic and Well-being measurements of developing and developed countries," Undergraduate Economic Review: Vol. 12: Iss. 1, Article 9.
    Abate, Iwnetim I. (2015) "The adoption of solar cells in the US: A cross-section analysis," Undergraduate EconomicReview: Vol. 12: Iss. 1, Article 10.
    Wang, You (2014) "An Economic Analysis of Housing Market instability and Affordability in China," Undergraduate Economic Review: Vol. 11: Iss. 1, Article 5.
    Brandt, Cody M. (2013) "Impact of the Bakken Oil Boom on Employment and Wages in North Dakota," Undergraduate Economic Review: Vol. 10: Iss. 1, Article 12.
    Kramer, Clay (2011) "Medical Tourism: Alternatives to the United States Healthcare System," Undergraduate Economic Review: Vol. 7: Iss. 1, Article 8.

    Hagen, Derek (2005) "Real Estate Prices: City Premiums and Neighborhood Effects," Undergraduate Economic Review: Vol. 1: Iss. 1, Article 9.

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