Economics Faculty and Students Present Research at 2014 Pennsylvania Economics Association Conference

Posted on 6/4/2014 10:08:35 AM

Several Department of Economics faculty members and undergraduate students participated in the Pennsylvania Economic Association (PEA) Conference held May 29–31, 2014, at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

Yaya Sissoko and James Jozefowicz are members of the PEA Board of Directors, and Stephanie Brewer Jozefowicz was reelected PEA secretary at the conference.

Christopher Jeffords and Alexi Thompson presented “Employment Booms and Busts Stemming from Nonrenewable Resource Depletion,” co-authored with colleague David Yerger, and “Does the Marshall Lerner Condition Hold for Highly Touristed Countries?” co-authored with economics major Jessica Black.

James Jozefowicz presented “Keystone Kops and Crime Theories: A Panel Data Analysis of Pennsylvania County Crime Rates,” co-authored with economics alumnus Zackary Nelson ’14.

Sissoko presented “Employment Dynamics for Pennsylvania since the Great Recession by Gender,” co-authored with Brian Sloboda, U.S. Department of Labor, and “Trade-dwindling Effects of Market Price Support on Refined Sugar,” co-authored with Inoussa Boubacar, University of Wisconsin–Stout.

Economics major Jennifer Johnson presented “Economic and Demographic Determinants of Per Capita Electricity Consumption at the State Level.”

Economics major Devin Gray presented “The Social and Industrial Determinants of Imports and Exports,” co-authored with economics alumna Sarah Lynn ’14. Gray and Lynn’s paper won second place in the PEA Best Undergraduate Student Paper Contest. This is the fourth consecutive year that a paper written by an IUP Economics major has won an award in the PEA Best Undergraduate Student Paper Contest.

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