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Minnesota Economic Association

2017 Undergraduate Student Paper Contest Winners

Senior Thesis

First Place

Il Shan Ng, Carleton College
“The Relationship Between Fossil Fuel Energy Consumption and Long-Run Growth: A Vector Autoregressive Approach”
Advisor: Stephie Fried

Second Place

Ryan Mather, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
“Determinants of Diversification: A Study of Ecuadorian Exports”
Advisor: Thomas Holmes

Third Place

Stefan Faridani, Macalester College
“Can the Rise of Dual-Earning Households Explain Gentrification of US Central Cities?”
Advisor: Gary Krueger

Term Paper

First Place

Ibrahima Dieye, Macalester College
“Adverse Food Price Shocks, Employment, and Wage Income: Evidence from Tanzania”
Advisor: Gary Krueger

Second Place

Ryan Mather, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
“Temporary Assistance with Lasting Effects: A Report on Policies of Self-Determination in Native America”
Advisor: Paul Glewwe

Third Place

Matthew Dakken, Minnesota State University Moorhead
“Booyah! An Analysis of Mad Money Stock Recommendations”
Advisor: Tonya Hansen and Oscar Flores