Schedule for Thesis Presentations, Spring 2009


All sessions are in 21 Campanella Way, Room 429.  We will meet from 9:00 -10:15 a.m. on April 7, 14, 16, 21, and 23.  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 7


Trevor Stuart: "Corporate Governance and its Effects on Shareholder Returns" (Petersen)


Discussant: Andrew Straub


April 14


Andrew Straub: "How Coupled are Emerging Markets with Developed Markets?" (Petersen)


Jeff Sun: "Non-Normal Distributions for Portfolio Returns" (Baum)


Discussants: Joy Batra and Tom Quan


April 16


Joy Batra: "Why Do Mutual Funds Advertise?" (Murphy)


Tom Quan: "American Tribal Religion: An Analysis of Tribal Isolationism in the Fan Bases of the Four Major U.S. Sports Leagues" (Maxwell)


Discussants: Trevor Stuart and Jeff Sun


April 21


Michelle Lamy: "Non-Market Contributions to Output Across Countries" (Seitz)


Ryan O'Neil: "The Effect of Women's Education on Growth" (Seitz)


Discussants: Jeff Renshaw and Lauren Evangelista


April 23


Jeff Renshaw: "Solar Power: Electricity Generation and Government Incentives" (Dalton/Gollop)


Lauren Evangelista: "The Effect of Ethanol Use on the Prices of Corn and Gasoline" (Gollop)


Discussants: Michelle Lamy and Ryan O'Neil