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Minnesota Economic Association

2007 Undergraduate Student Paper Contest Winners

Senior Thesis

First Place

Brendan Pierpont, Macalester College
"Democracy, Property Rights and FDI in Developing Countries:
A Regional Analysis
" [2,446K pdf]

Advisor: Gary Krueger

Second Place

Anthony Quill, Hamline University
"The Role of Reputation in Online Markets for Small-Ticket Goods: An eBay Case Study" [212K pdf]

Advisor: Fahima Aziz

Third Place

Mike Gravelle, Carleton College
"The Excess Smoothness Puzzle, Habit Formation, and Forward-Looking Behavior in Aggregate Consumption" [355K pdf]

Advisor: Pavel Kapinos

Term

First Place

David M. Vock, St. Olaf College
"The Effect of School Inputs on Dropout Rates in Minnesota School Districts" [355K pdf]

Advisor: Rebecca P. Judge

Second Place

Jamie Wyeth, Metropolitan State University
"Veteran Status and Civilian Wages" [69K pdf]

Advisor: Allen Bellas

Third Place

Pawan Dhir, Macalester College
"The Impact of Stock Market Liberalization on Emerging Equity Market Volatility: A Simulation Approach" [2,113K pdf]

Advisor: Gary Krueger