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