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
Rachel Hettich, Do Gas Prices Affect Obesity Levels?Victoria Duncan, Race and its Effect on Teen Pregnancy Rates in Minnesota CountiesCody Brandt, The Economic Impact of NCAA Sanctions on Local Economies
2014Jesse Leyk, Factors Affecting Imports: Transport Equipment
2012Marissa Peterson, Undergraduate Retention across Regional Public Universities
2011Kegan Reiswig, The Impact of Revenue Sharing on MLB CompetitivenessLuke Sperling, College Retention at Public Universities
2010Brieanna Hoban, The Impact of Casinos on Dropout Rates in MNJoseph Bottrell, Lending Growth in North Dakota
2009Amy Kemp, Factors Affecting Youth Crime RatesJacob Claussen, Structural Unemployment In The Fargo Moorhead AreaDerick Hermanson, Crime in the USA: A Panel AnalysisVaneesha Dusoruth
2008Lea Brandel, Women's Choice Of Majors: Evidence From A SurveyMatthew Borgen, Wal-Mart Super Centers' Impact Local Grocery Prices
2007David Slovik, The Impact of Commute Time on the Labor Force Participation of Women
2006Alyson Froslie, Female Labor Force Participation: A Cross-Sectional Study of Major U.S. CitiesJames Daniels, The Sugar Beet Industry in ND and MNCory Markert, Economic Analysis of the Recording Industry
2005Jesse Hoban, Red Tape & Economic GrowthDavid Torpen, Economic Analysis of Minnesota Lake Property PricesRachel Norness, The Male-Female Earnings Gap in MinnesotaDerek Hagen, Real Estate Prices in Fargo-Moorhead
2004Robert Valdez, Labor Market Discrimination Against Hispanics in MinnesotaDustin Jeske, Estimating Agricultural Land PricesMindy Heller, The Economic Impact of Stadia on Cities
2003Trevor Ernst, The Industrial Organization of the Construction Industry in Fargo-Moorhead
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.