2011 SENIOR ECONOMICS MAJORS’ HONORS THESIS PRESENTATIONS
Friday, May 13, Schapiro 129
11:00 — Marissa Kimsey, Gender in the South African Economy: A Computable General Equilibrium Analysis of Wage Subsidies and the Child Support Grant
2:00 — Evan Skorpen, Deregulation, Profit, and Market Structure: An Empirical Investigation of U.S. Banks.
3:00 — Gea Hyun Shin, Nonparametric Rank Tests for Panels using Block Bootstrap
Monday, May 16, Griffin 6
9:00 — Zhaoning (Nancy) Wang, Coexistence or Conflict: Formal and Informal Financial Institutions in India
10:00 — Alexa Lutchen, The Impact of Abortion Legalization on the Adult Mortality in the Next Generation
11:00 — Leland Brewster, The Effects of For-Profit Hospitals on the Quantity and Quality of Care Provided
2:00 — Daniel Costanza, Burnin’ Down the House: Information Pricing and Arbitrage Opportunities in Baseball Betting Markets
3:00 — Jeffrey Putnam, Institutional Spillovers and Economic Growth
4:00 — Ellen Stuart, Vengeful Slowdown: An Experimental Investigation of the Effects of Punishment on Worker Effort
Tuesday, May 17 Griffin 6
9:00 — Daniel Marcet, Three Strikes and You’re Out: A Triple Differences Approach to Estimating the Deterrent Effect of California’s Three Strikes Law
10:00 — Wentao Xiong, The Behavioral Response to Male Circumcision: Experimental Evidence from Kenya
11:00 — Dean Weesner, Value Fractionalization: A New Measure of Diversity
2:00 — Daniel Kenefick, A Social Umbrella: PROGRESA & Precipitation – Can a Cash Transfer Program Perform the Same Functions as Insurance for the Rural Poor?
3:00 — T. Sam Jensen, From Education to Democracy: Does Educational Dispersion Matter?