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IUP Economics Students Win Best Undergraduate Student Paper Award at Pennsylvania Economic Association Conference

At the 2013 Pennsylvania Economic Association (PEA) Conference recently held at the University of Scranton, Economics major Angela Rowland’s paper, “What Affects New Zealand Wine Prices? Estimation of the Effects of Sensorial, Reputational, and Quality Factors in the Hedonic Price Model,” won the Best Undergraduate Student Paper Award.

Angela received a $200 award, and the paper will be published in an upcoming issue of the Pennsylvania Economic Review.

In addition, “The Effects of Power, Prestige and Performance on Salary in the National Hockey League,” coauthored by Economics majors Ashley Alt and Daniel Oberkofler, won second place in the Best Undergraduate Student Paper Contest at the 2013 PEA Conference.

This marks the third consecutive year that an IUP Economics major has won the Best Undergraduate Student Paper Award at the PEA Conference. On a related note, the Best Undergraduate Student Paper at the 2012 PEA Conference, “The Impact of Immigration on U.S. Wages: A State-Level Panel Data Analysis,” written by Economics major Jennifer Johnson (’12), was recently published in the Pennsylvania Economic Review.

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