At the 2016 Pennsylvania Economic Association
(PEA) Conference, held June 2–4 at Slippery Rock University, May 2016
economics graduate Derek Hanely presented “The Effects of the Marcellus
Shale Gas Boom in Pennsylvania on U.S. Natural Gas Prices.”
Hanely, who had double-majored in economics and mathematics at IUP, won the PEA 2016 Best Undergraduate Student Paper Award and received a $200 cash prize.
His paper will be published in
an upcoming issue of the Pennsylvania Economic Review.
This marks the fifth
time in the last six years that an IUP economics major has won first
place in the PEA Best Undergraduate Student Paper Contest.
The research for
the winning paper was supervised by Todd Potts.
In addition, economics faculty members Stephanie Brewer Jozefowicz,
James Jozefowicz, and Yaya Sissoko attended the PEA Board of Directors
meeting at the conference, and Brewer Jozefowicz was reelected PEA
Department of Economics