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Minnesota Economic Association

2004 Undergraduate Student Paper Contest Winners

Senior Thesis

First Place

Giang Ho, Macalester College
"Rural Credit Markets in Vietnam: Theory and Practice"

Advisors: Gary Krueger and Vasant Sukhatme

Second Place

Kristina Kappmeyer, Winona State University
"Determinants of Asset Prices, Testing For Stock Market Overvaluation,
and the Role of Monetary Policy
"

Advisor: Don Salyards

Third Place

Stacey L. Sogard, Hamline University
"Undergraduate Debt and The Propensity To Pursue Post Baccalaureate Education"

Advisor: Fahima Aziz

Term

First Place

Matija Vodopivec, Macalester College
"Do Privatized and Newly Created Firms Have Higher Levels of Productivity? Evidence from Slovenia"

Advisor: Gary Krueger

Second Place

Jeremy Schultz, Carleton College
"Interpreting 'Good' and 'Bad' News Signals:
The Effects of Divdend Initiations on Stock Price Returns
"

Advisor: Stephen Strand

Third Place

Martins Blums, Macalester College
"D-Score: Bankruptcy Prediction Model for Middle Market Public Firms"

Advisor: Gary Krueger