The following ten students from the Class of 2015 have earned the honors designation in the Economics Department after successfully completing their honors thesis (two of which earned high honors):
Kathy Chao, ” The Political Economy of the Second Migration: Fair Employment Laws and Black Interstate Migration Decisions, 1940-1970” (Faculty sponsor: Michael Haines).
Mia Goldstone, “Access to Healthcare and Obesity: An International Investigation of Healthcare Systems” (Faculty sponsor: Jyoti Khanna).
Wesley Gross, “The Extent of Income Disparities Based on the Intersections of Race, Sex, Sexual Orientation, and Education” (Faculty sponsor: Michael O’Hara).
Kenzie Hume, “Chilean Economic Growth and Mapuche Integration” (Faculty sponsors: Jay Mandle and Michael O’Hara).
Ayman Khondker, “The Factors Affecting the Yield of International Students at a Private Liberal Arts University” (Faculty sponsor: Nicole Simpson).
Matthew Knowles, “The Effect of the National Input Voucher Scheme on the Technical Efficiency of Rural Farmers in Tanzania” (Faculty sponsor: Ben Anderson).
Lydia Mesler, “A Bank-Level Analysis of Regulation Q and Commercial Bank Portfolio Risks” (Faculty sponsor: Matt Jaremski). High Honors.
Zach Pitkowsky, “A Production Function of Chronic Diseases” (Faculty sponsor: Jyoti Khanna).
Sagar Saxena, “Separation & Satisfaction: Evidence from Korea” (Faculty sponsor: Takao Kato). High Honors.
Tianyi Wang, “Industrial Output and Air Pollutant Emissions: A Study of Chinese Cities” (Faculty sponsor: Jay Mandle).