The following Economics students and majors presented research papers at the 2013 Undergraduate Scholars Forum on April 2:
Ashley Alt and Dan Oberkofler: “The Effects of Power, Prestige and Performance on Salary in the National Hockey League” (Advisor: Dr. James J. Jozefowicz)
Grey Berrier and Angela Rowland: “The Combined Effects of Socioeconomic and Demographic Factors on State-Level Unemployment Rate Volatility” (Advisor: Dr. James J. Jozefowicz)
William Harman “Determinants of Congressional Reelection Rates” (Advisor: Dr. James J. Jozefowicz)
Shaye Kurdziel: “Where Are You Shipping Out From?” (Advisor: Dr. James J. Jozefowicz)
Amanda Wade "Uganda: An African Leader in Development" (Advisor: Dr. Yaya Sissoko)
Wenjing Yun: "The Determinants of China's Economic Development" (Advisor: Dr. Yaya Sissoko)
Chioma Umunnakwe "Ethiopia's Underdevelopment: Rising Beyond Missed Opportunities" (Advisor: Dr. Yaya Sissoko)
Economics students Wenjing Yun and Ashley Alt and Dan Oberkofler won the College of Humanities and Social Sciences "Outstanding Presentation" awards. They received a $100 award and will have their papers published in The Inkwell, the IUP undergraduate refereed social science journal.
Chioma Umunnakwe, who is pursuing dual baccalaureate degrees in economics and management, was recognized with the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology Dean’s Award for Excellence at the Undergraduate Scholars Forum.
Economics majors Ashleigh Craig and Chioma Umunnakwe served as student moderators at the forum.
Congratulations to all of our students!