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Minnesota Economic Association

2020 Undergraduate Student Paper Contest Winners

Senior Thesis

First Place

Noam Benkler, Carleton College
Do Biometric Smartcards Help the Neediest Most? Evidence From a Large Scale Field Study in Andhra Pradesh
Advisor: Faress Bhuiyan

Second Place

Camille Baker, Macalester College
The Effects of the Minimum Wage on Social-Safety-Net Dependence Over Time
Advisor: Sarah West

Third Place

Will Macheel, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
The Political Economy of State-Level Social Cost of Carbon Policy
Advisor: Pamela Smith

Term Paper

First Place

Aidan Toner-Rodgers, Macalester College
Natural Disasters and FDI: Evidence from India
Advisor: Amy Damon

Second Place

Tianrui Liu, Macalester College
The Effects of Access to Clean Water and Sanitation on Household Healthcare Expenditure: Evidence from the Philippines
Advisor: Amy Damon

Third Place

Elizabeth Kula, St. Catherine University
The Effect of Unemployment on the Decision to Enter the Illegal Ivory Trade
Advisor: Kristine West

Communications

First Place

Andrew Argeros, Ryan Brauer and Jake Dujmovic, Hamline University
MLB Team Success: Offense vs. Defense
Advisor: Stacie Bosley

Second Place

Briana Berninghaus,Lindsey Hawk and Devon Stuhlsatz, Hamline University
State Characteristics & Carbon Emissions
Advisor: Stacie Bosley

Third Place

Isabel Pastoor, St. Catherine University
The One-Child Policy and Reproductive Justice: Son Preference, Sex Selection, Violence and Demography
Advisor: Kristine West