Schedule for Thesis Presentations, Spring 2007


All sessions are in Campion 009.  We will meet from 8:45-10:15 a.m. on April 3, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26 and May 1.  Advisers are invited to attend.  Each presentation should be about 25 minutes.  The room is equipped for power point presentations and also has an overhead projector.


April 3


Tyler:  "Comparing Effects of Fiscal Decentralization on Income Inequality in the United States" (Murphy)


Hurring:  "An Econometric Study of Federal Programs Directed at the Appalachia Region" (Tresch)


Jaaskelainen:  "Factors of Employment in Europe" (Schiantarelli)


April 10


Frank Virga:  "Post-Takeover Stock Price Volatility: Alternative Treatment Methods" (Petersen)


Trapanese:  "Socially Responsible Investing with Hedge Funds" (Petersen)


Marcoux:  "Socially Responsible Mutual Funds" (Petersen)


April 12


Sutcliffe:  "Poker Goes Online: the Economic Implications of the Regulation of Internet Gambling" (McGowan)


Mattaini:  "Competitive Balance Ramifications of a Team Salary Floor in Major League Baseball" (McGowan)


Reynolds:  "Convergence in the EMU" (Murphy)


April 17


Keefe:  "Maxing the Minumum Wage in Massachusetts" (McLaughlin)


Ghaul:  "Palestine and Israel: Is a Prosperous Economy the Remedy for Ongoing Violence?" (Baum)


Lopez:  "Output and the Real Exchange Rate in Developing Countries: An Application to Mexico" (Baum)


April 19


Salter:  "The World Bank and Oil Development in Chad: a Path Out of Poverty or a Curse for Corruption?" (Anderson)


Engelhardt:  "The Effects of Outsourcing on Wages" (Anderson)


Watt:  "Internet Advertising" (Sonmez)


April 24


Ter Horst:  "The Adjustment of Real Interest Rates in France Towards a World Interest Rate" (Ireland)


Connolly:  "Futures, Options, and their Impact on Market Efficiency" (Ireland/Ghironi)


Ehrgood:  "The Effect of Exogenous Monetary Policy Shocks on the Euro Area" (Basu)


April 26


Watts:  "Economic and Social Impacts on American Altruism and Familial Consumption" (Iacoviello)


Molino: "Fiscal Stress and the Influx of Hispanics" (Arnott)


May 1


Hunter:  "The impact of Trade Liberalization on Women's Educational Attainment in Indonesia" (Cox)


Savage: "A Contribution to the Explanation of Cross Country Variations in Income with a Case Study on Honduras" (Schiantarelli)