IUP Economics Student Wins Best Undergraduate Student Paper Award at Pennsylvania Economic Association Conference

Posted on 6/7/2016 10:06:13 AM

Derek  HanelyAt 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 secretary.

Department of Economics