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Minnesota Economic Association

2003 Undergraduate Student Paper Contest Winners

Senior Thesis

First Place

Ms. Misha Anne Werschkul, Macalester College
"At What Cost? An Estimation of the Effect of Macroeconomic Contraction on Girls’ Education Attainment in Argentina"

Advisor: Sarah West

Second Place

Mr. Peter Johnson, Carleton College
"Blood Lust: A Case Study of Violence in the NHL"

Advisor: Michael Hemesath

Third Place

Mr. Greg Rafert, Carleton College
"The Tale of the Farmer and the Voluntary Conservation Program: Why She Chose to Participate"

Advisor: Jenny Wahl

Term

First Place

Ms. Ruchira M. Jha, Macalester College
"Does the Death Penalty Deter Capital Crime? An Econometric Analysis"

Advisor: Gary Krueger

Second Place

Ms. Sarah Oviatt, Macalester College
"Have Recycling Policies Had Any Effect Upon Minnesota County Garbage and Recycling Quantities?"

Advisor: Gary Krueger

Third Place

Mr. Michael Garvey, Macalester College
"Citation Weighted Patents and Market Valuation in the U.S."

Advisor: Gary Krueger