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Minnesota Economic Association

2018 Undergraduate Student Paper Contest Winners

Senior Thesis

First Place

Avinash Moorthy, Carleton College
“Do Students Benefit from an Extra Year of High School? A Study of Ontario's Removal of Grade 13”
Advisor: Jenny Bourne

Second Place

David McKinley, Carleton College
“Isolating Discrimination in the Sexual Orientation Wage Gap”
Advisor: Jenny Bourne

Third Place

Victoria Cragg Peterson, Carleton College
“Woman Against Woman?: An Experimental Approach to Single-Gender Competitive Performance”
Advisor: Jonathan Lafky & Jenny Bourne

Term Paper

First Place

Chan Wang, Macalester College
“Output Convergence in the United States: Evidence from State-Level Data”
Advisor: Gary Krueger

Second Place

Nana Adom Mills-Robertson and Qian Wang, Macalester College
“Overconfidence and Excess Entry in Entrepreneurship”
Advisor: Peter Ferderer

Third Place

Laura DeMane, Carleton College
“Microfinance and Women's Empowerment: The Effect of Microfinance on Fertility Rates and Female Workforce Involvement”
Advisor: Muhammad Faress Bhuiyan

Economic Communications

Iris Arbogast, Carleton College
“What makes a Successful Social Enterprise?”
Advisor: Muhammad Faress Bhuiyan