Schedule for Thesis Presentations, Spring 2008


All sessions are in Campion 231.  We will meet from 8:45-10:15 a.m. on April 8, 10, 15, 17, and 22.  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 8


Matt Darcy: "College Basketball Recruiting" (Murphy)


Tracy Danner: "FDI and Economic Growth" (Murphy)


Kim Caserta: "Luxury Good Consumer Trends and Advertising Spending Outcomes on the Economy" (Murphy)


April 10


Brett Corrigan: "Redefining Education: Making the Learning Process More Efficient" (McGowan)


Patrick Twomey: "New England States and the Free-Rider Problem in Sin Industries" (McGowan)


Chris Erickson: "The Economic Effects of Oil" (Baum)


April 15


Jamie Best: "Inventory Investment and the Business Cycle" (Tresch/Schiantarelli)


Kristyn Farahmand: "An Investigation into the Differences of Investment Decisions and Risk Aversion Between Genders in the United States." (Munnell/Webb)


Michael Cotter: "Evolutionary Psychology and Consumption" (Cox)


April 17


Patrick O'Brien: "Fair Trade: Model for the Future or Passing Fad?" (Anderson)


Brendan Kelleher: "Health Care in the United States" (McLaughlin)


Aubrey Timm: "Why Has Growth in the Republic of Ireland Outpaced Growth Northern Ireland?" (McLaughlin)


April 22


Andrew Wilson: "Clean Air, Renewable Fuels, and Ethanol" (Murphy)


Matt Perry: "Selection Bias in the NBA Draft" (Maxwell)


Frank Jackson: "Alternative Fuels in the United States" (Dalton)