The Department of Economics has a longstanding tradition of participating in the Undergraduate Scholars Forum dating back to its inception in 2006. Once again this year,
several economics majors shared the results of their scholarly pursuits, and we are proud of their accomplishments.
Congratulations to Josh Edgar and Ben Snyder, whose co-authored case studies won first place and secod place, respectively, in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology Business Competition at the 2018 Undergraduate Scholars Forum. Josh
is pursuing dual baccalaureate study in economics and finance, and Ben is double majoring in economics and finance.
In addition, Department of Economics faculty members sponsored oral presentations at the Undergraduate Scholars Forum, including:
Economics honors track major Olivia Habacivch and mathematics-actuarial track major Katelyn Hendricks received the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean’s Award for their presentation, "The Effects of Unemployment on Property and Violent Crime
Rates in the United States." Habacivch and Hendricks conducted the research in Introduction to Econometrics during the fall 2017 semester under the supervision of faculty member James Jozefowicz. Congratulations Olivia and Katelyn!
Photo (L to R): Yaya Sissoko with Ruth Freeman and Michael Thomas
Photo: James Jozefowicz (right) with students from his Introduction to Econometrics course