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Minnesota Economic Association

2014 Undergraduate Student Paper Contest Winners

Senior Thesis

First Place

Disa Hynsjo, Macalester College
Does Bilingual Education Improve Peruvian Indigenous Students’ Academic Achievement?
Advisor: Amy Damon

Second Place

David Stillerman, Carleton College
Punishment Past the Cell: An Analysis of Employment and Earnings of Ex-Offenders
Advisor: Jenny Bourne

Third Place

Shannon Cordes, St. Olaf College
Stuck in the Middle: The Substitution Effect of Digital Technology on Middle Skilled Jobs
Advisor: Steven Soderlind

Fourth Place

Nhu Nguyen, College of St. Benedict | St. John’s University
Structural Change in the Demand for Housing Services and Policy Implications
Advisors: Parker Wheatley and Dora Saha

Term Paper

First Place

Alexander Bentz, Macalester College
Public Transit and Employment Access: The Effect of the Hiawatha Light Rail Transit on Employment in Minneapolis, MN
Advisor: Karine Moe

Second Place

Yingtong Xie, Macalester College
International business cycle transmissions and news shocks
Advisor: Mario Solis-Garcia

Third Place

Benjamin Goldman, Macalester College
Do expected marginal revenue products for National Hockey League players equal their price in daily fantasy games?
Advisor: Raymond Robertson

Fourth Place

Ozlem Barin, Minnesota State University, Mankato
The Impact of Information Delivery Improvement on Prescription Adherence among HIV Positive Individuals
Advisor: Ihsuan Li