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Class of 2015 Honors Students in Economics

By Department of Economics on May 28, 2015

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).


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