Schedule for Thesis Presentations, Spring 2004


All sessions are in Campion 328 from 9:00-10:20.  I've grouped students by adviser to make it easier for advisers to attend. Each presentation should be about 40 minutes.


April 6


Jordan Brooks:  "The Time Series Behavior of Interest Rates" (Ireland)


Steve Sintra: "Child Poverty in the U.S.: A Case of Distributive Justice" (Ware)



April 13


Arnaldo Rego:  "Purchasing Power Parity: The Role of Business Cycle Synchronization" (Murphy)


Sapna Thakkar:  "A Comparative Analysis of Growth Strategies in India and China" (Murphy)



April 15


Trevor Childs:  "Urban Growth and the Creative Class" (Arnott)


Matt House:  "State Budgets and Economic Pain" (Munnell)



April 20


Brian Rowan:  "Tax and Transfer Policies in the Euro Zone" (Tresch)


Kurt Lavetti:  "An Analysis of Alternative Mechanisms for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions" (Marcouiller)



April 22


Pat Grady:  "The Game of Black Jack as an Investment" (McGowan)


Lisa Harwood:  "The Euro and International Trade with the European Union" (McGowan)



April 27


Meghan Devaney:  "Rising Health Care Costs: Does the Middle Class Suffer More than the Poor?  Private Health Insurance versus Government Programs" (McGowan)


Rich Sweeney: "Cultural and Informal Barriers to Trade in the European Union:  Lessons from the Beer Industry" (McGowan)



April 29


Alberto Blohm:  "Government Policy and Beer Sales in Mexico and Brazil" (McGowan)


Gerard Gil:  "Tax Incentives in Puerto Rico: Corporate Welfare or Growth Policy?" (McGowan)