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Minnesota Economic Association

2005 Undergraduate Student Paper Contest Winners

Senior Thesis

First Place

Dan Kedmey, Carleton College
"Financial Liberalization in Emerging Market Economies: A Catalyst for Stock Market Volatility?"

Advisor: Parker Wheatley

Second Place

Matija Vodopivec, Macalester College
"Wage and Productivity Differentials Across Privatized, State-Owned and De Novo Firms: Matched Employer-Employee Evidence From Slovenia"

Advisor: Gary Krueger

Third Place

Andrew Goodman-Bacon, Macalester College
"Welfare Caseloads and the 2001 Recession"

Advisor: Karine Moe

Term

First Place

Hazem Zureiqat, Macalester College
"Political Instability and Economic Performance: A Panel Data Analysis"

Advisor: Gary Krueger

Second Place

Justin Johnson, St. Olaf College
"Casualties in Iraq: Econometric Analysis of Casualty Data for U.S. Soldiers and Iraqi Civilians"

Advisor: Tony Becker

Third Place

Jon Einar Flatnes, Macalester College
"Stock Option Pricing and Executive Turnover"

Advisor: Gary Krueger