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Economics Honors Symposium 2013

Posted: April 18, 2013

The Economics Honors Symposium will be held on Tuesday, April 23rd in the SAC Auditorium (see schedule below). Undergraduate honors economics students will give a 15 minute presentation of their thesis project, followed by a 5 minute discussion by a peer discussant and then 5 minutes of Q&A. Come show your support for these young researchers!


4:00-4:25pm: Dawson Baker (supervised by Dr. Glover)- "Who wants more monies and are they right?"
Discussant: Hamid Poorsafar

4:25-4:50pm: Nisma Bahaji (supervised by Dr. Rothert)- "LNG trade impact on competition and pricing in the natural gas market."
Discussant:  Joonghyun Chin

4:50-5:15pm: Bolun Li (supervised by Dr. Schneider)- "Externality in Sanjiang Wetland"

Break 5:15-5:25

5:25-5:50pm: Samara Mendez (supervised by Dr. Stinchcombe)- "The effects of conservation plans on residential water demand in Texas cities."

5:50-6:15pm: Evan Gow (supervised by Dr. Kamm)- "Options Market Efficiency Using Technical Analysis"
Discussant: Christina Kent

6:15-6:40pm: Alan Lujan (supervised by Dr. Kendrick)- "Feedback Control Framework on a Dynamic General Equilibrium Model: Nonlinear Feedback Rules."           

Break 6:40-6:50

6:50-7:15pm: Abed Abdelaziz (supervised by Dr. Norman)- "Efficiency, Error Reduction, and Electronic Health Records"               
Discussant: Anisha Sutaria

7:15-7:40pm: Robert McDowall (supervised by Dr. Bencivenga)- "Patterns in Sovereign Default"
Discussant: Drew Ochoa

7:40-8:05pm: Mengsha Lu (supervised by Dr. Linden)- "Aging Problems and Related Health systems in China"         
Discussant: TBD


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