Schedule for Thesis Presentations, Spring 2011


All sessions are in Fulton 425.  We will meet from 8:30-10:15 a.m. Advisers are invited to attend.  Each presentation should be about 25 minutes with some time for questions.  The room is equipped for power point presentations and also has an overhead projector.



April 7

Frances Schwiep: “The Performance of Ex-Offenders in the Labor Market” (Maxwell)

Ashley Le Zhang: “Moral Hazard in Post Financial Crisis Refinance” (Maxwell)

Sjur Hoftun: “The Repercussions of Title IX on Small-Time Men's Sports” (Maxwell)


April 12

Sean Macdonald: “Allocating Scarce Resources: A Look Inside the NFL Salary Cap” (Maxwell)

Chanqing Huang: “Is the U.S Trade Deficit to China Caused by Renminbi’s Undervaluation?” (Dvir)


April 14
Rob Galligan: “American Wheat Subsidies Effects on World Exports” (McGowan)

Cliff Baratta: “The Effects of Fair Trade on Household Incomes for Coffee Farmers” (McGowan)

Nicholas Franco: “Microfinance and Growth in Latin America” (McGowan)


April 19
Alvaro Zapatel: “Microfinance and Property: A Comparative Analysis of Economic Development in Peru and Guatemala” (McGowan)

Michael Gordon: “Examining the Sources and Costs of Funding Urban Mass Transit: A Case Study of Six Major Urban Transit Systems” (McGowan

Kevin Schuster: “The Status and Determinants of Women's Health in America” (McGowan)


April 26
Lesley Zhixing Huang: “Cost-Effectiveness of Electricity Energy Efficiency Programs: Demand-Side Management’s (DSM) Future Role in Energy Markets And Feasibility of DSM-technology Transfer to China and Eastern Europe” (Fulford)

Claire Ruffing: “Determined to Hope: A Comparative Policy Analysis of Microfinance in Africa” (Fulford)

Kathleen Iannone: “Green Skies: Effects of Environmental Taxation on the U.S. Domestic Airline Industry” (Gollop)


April 28

Daniel Belton: “The Credit Market During the Financial Crisis” (Baum)

Luke Fernandes: “Comparative Analysis of Exchange Rate Pass Through in Large versus Small Economies” (Strasser)

Evan Waters: “The Financial Crises: An Event-based Investigation of Inflation Risk Premiums” (Ireland)