A research paper by economics alumnae Jessica Black ’15 and Savanna Bonds ’14,
“Dropping Out of High School: An Analysis of Pennsylvania Counties,” won
the Best Undergraduate Student Paper award at the 2015 Pennsylvania
Economic Association (PEA) Conference, marking the fourth time in the last
five years that IUP economics majors have won the award.
Black presented the paper at the PEA Conference, which was held May 28–30 at Penn State Berks.
With the award, Black and Bond also received received a $200 cash prize. In addition, their paper will be published in an upcoming issue of the Pennsylvania Economic Review.
The research for the winning paper was supervised by Stephanie Brewer Jozefowicz.
In addition, Jozefowicz was reelected PEA secretary at the conference, where she presented “Explaining the High School Dropout Rate: A Panel Data Analysis of Pennsylvania Counties,” co-authored with Black.
Department of Economics