Student Research

Student research is one of the features of our majors that we are most proud of.  All of our seniors pursue independent research projects spanning many different areas of Economics.  Many also present their work in the Spring at the Mount David Summit or the Maine Economics Conference. Below is a sample of our students’ work from the past year that either received Honors, won an award, published in a professional journal, or was presented at a conference.

From the Class of 2019

 Name Title
Zofia Ahmad Honors, Presented at Maine Economics Conference The Road to Riches- Quantifying the Persistent Effects of the Silk Roads Network
Lucy Faust Presented at Maine Economics Conference The Real Price to Pay for Waterfront Property: The Impact of Flood Zones and Spatial Proximity to Water on Property Prices in York County, Maine
Anastasia A. Leff Best Capstone voted by Students The Impact of Interrupted Education on Earnings: The Case of China’s Cultural Revolution
Adah Lindquist Best Capstone voted by Students Assessing Economic Growth and Income Inequality in the Fine Art Market
Nicholas Lynch Honors, Presented at Maine Economics Conference, Stangle Award for Best Senior Thesis Explaining the Global Interest Rate Decline
Emily Lyons Best Capstone voted by Faculty and Students, Presented at Maine Economics Conference The Long-Term Effects of Christian Missions on Family Formation in sub-Saharan Africa
Alexia Sahue Best Capstone voted by Faculty and Students, Presented at Maine Economics Conference Does Education Empower Women? Evidence from Zimbabwe
Bennett Saltzman Published in Economics Letters A Machine Learning Approach to Identifying Different Types of Uncertainty