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Economics Students Participate in Undergraduate Scholars Forum

The following Economics students presented their research at the fourth annual IUP Undergraduate Scholars Forum held on April 7, 2009:

  • Antonio Ayllon: “A Cross-Section Analysis of Variation in Crime Rates in the Counties of Pennsylvania.” He was mentored by Dr. James J. Jozefowicz.
  • Stephanie Bearjar: “Income Inequality and Population Growth Rates: An Analysis of Post-Industrial Europe.” Stephanie won the Best in Session award for the “Topics in Applied Economics” session at the forum. She was mentored by Dr. James J. Jozefowicz.
  • Vernon Brundage: “Downfall or Difference? Examining the Role of Parents/Guardians in the Success of African American Students’ Pursuit of Higher Education.” He was mentored by Dr. James J. Jozefowicz.
  • Matthew Celestin: “Brazil: Road to Economic Development.” He was mentored by Dr. Yaya Sissoko. (Note: Matthew is an Economics minor.)
  • Joshua Gerwick: “Pay for Performance: A Study of Factors that Influence CEO Compensation.” He was mentored by Dr. Stephanie M. Jozefowicz.
  • Aleta Haflett: "In Poor Health: An Analysis of Infant and Maternal Mortality Rates in Pennsylvania Counties." She was mentored by Dr. Stephanie M. Jozefowicz.
  • Mark Jackson: “Economic Reforms and Poverty Alleviation: Case of India.” He was mentored by Dr. Yaya Sissoko.
  • Boris Tanny: “Facing Economic Development: Cote d’Ivoire.” He was mentored by Dr. Yaya Sissoko.
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