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Minnesota Economic Association

2003 Undergraduate Student Paper Contest Winners

Senior Thesis

First Place

Jim Sallee, Macalester College
"Empirical Estimation of the Relationship Between Women's Status and Child Health in India"

Advisor: Karine S. Moe

Second Place

Shuchi Anand, Carleton College
"Evaluating Type of Providers Available in India Through Health Outcomes"

Advisor: Michael Hemesath

Third Place

Peter Kiedrowski, Carleton College
"The Effects of the Breakup of Socialism on the Productive Structure of Polish Agriculture"

Advisor: Michael Hemesath

Term

First Place

Tasneem Baldiwala, Macalester College
"The Wage Differential Between Border and Non-Bordered Regions
of Mexico, 1990"

Advisor: Karine S. Moe

Second Place

Jon D. Petersen, University of Minnesota
"On the Regional Development and Convergence in the U.S.: 'North' vs. 'South'"

Advisor: Partha Chatterjee

Third Place

Tyler Beckelman, Macalester College
"The Effect of Free Agency on Competitive Balance in Major League Baseball: The Coase Theorem, Yankee Paradox and Wasteful Player Acquisitions"

Advisor: Gary Krueger