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)