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Minnesota Economic Association

2009 Undergraduate Student Paper Contest Winners

Senior Thesis


First Place

Jacob O. Schak, Carleton College
The Dynamic Effects of Changes in Business and Income Taxes on Output: Evidence from American Fiscal Policy” [569k PDF]
Advisor: Nathan Grawe

Second Place

Lindsey Grace Stockman, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Causality and Comparative Advantage: Vietnam’s Role in the Post-ICA International Coffee Market” [1,637k PDF]
Advisor: Simran Sahi

Third Place

Samantha Morin, Carleton College
Business Cycles and Health: How the Level of Development of a Country Affects the Relationship Between the Strength of Its Economy and the Health of Its Population” [1,162k PDF]
Advisor: Michael Hemesath

Term Paper

First Place

Jeremy Roth, Macalester College
Does Perceiving a Shorter Life Expectancy Make You More Likely to Commit a Crime?” [913k PDF]
Advisor: Raymond Robertson

Second Place

Dakota Ryan, Macalester College
Anonymity and Cooperation: Experimental Evidence From a Public Good Game” [880k PDF]
Advisor: J. Peter Ferderer

Third Place

Atang Gilika, Macalester College
Does Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Favor Properties Adjacent to the Development Site?” [238k PDF]
Additional Charts & Tables [PDF]: Table I Table II Table III
Advisor: Raymond Robertson