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Minnesota Economic Association

2006 Undergraduate Student Paper Contest Winners

Senior Thesis

First Place

David Peloquin, Carleton College
"Food For Thought: The Impact of Wal-Mart Supercenters on Grocery Prices" [295K pdf]

Advisor: Tammy Feldman

Second Place

Lee Tucker, Carleton College
"How Does Hosting the Olympic Games Impact Employment in the Host City?" [493K pdf]

Advisor: Mark Kanazawa

Third Place

Davin Reed, Macalester College
"Emissions Policy with Endogenous Technological Change and Knowledge Spillovers" [190K pdf]

Advisor: Sarah E. West

Term

First Place

Brendan Pierpont, Macalester College
"Violent Conflict and Foreign Direct Investment in Developing Economies"
[669K pdf]

Advisor: Gary J. Krueger

Second Place

Pawan Dhir, Macalester College
"The Determinants of Economic Growth After a Currency Crisis" [330K pdf]

Advisor: Gary J. Krueger

Third Place

Francie Streich, Macalester College
"Incidence Analysis of a Unit-Based Garbage Tax" [232K pdf]

Advisor: Sarah E. West