Schedule for Thesis Presentations, Spring 2017


All sessions are in Gasson 207.  We will meet from 8:30-10:15 a.m.  Advisers are invited to attend.  Each presentation should be about 25 minutes with some additional time for questions.  The room is equipped for power point presentations and also has an overhead projector.  Please bring a computer with you for your presentation.


March 30

Russ Barnard: “The Implications for the Modern Phillips Relationship” (Murphy)
Xufei Shen: “A Study of Different Factors Affecting Technology Transfer of CDM Projects in China” (Sweeney)
Amin Gholizadeh: “Increasing Market Efficiency Through Machine Learning” (Murphy) [Graduated December 2016]

April 4
Owen Lyons: “What Drives Renewable Energy Consumption?” (Tresch)
Christopher Dalla Riva: “The Effect of Airbnb on New York City Hotels” (Tresch)
Connor Tobin: “The Legal, Economic, and Financial Motivations Behind Corporate Tax Inversions” (Tresch)

April 6
Xiaojie Li: “An Evaluation of the Stock Connect Programs in China” (Baum)
Ana Grisanti
: “Venezuela: Its Fiscal Challenges and some Policy Solutions” (Baum)

Carolyn Ruh: “The Impact of Mobile Money on Savings in Uganda” (Anukriti)

April 11

James Ledoux: “The Law of Concentrations of Crime at Place” (Maxwell)
Nicolas Barker: “Breakdown and Analysis of Uber's Surge Pricing through Price Discrimination Theory” (Maxwell)

April 13
Easter Weekend -- No Class. 

April 18

Carlie Ladda: “M-Pesa: The Effects of Mobile Banking on Small Businesses in Kenya” (Cichello)
Greta Ritzenthaler: “Child brides: The Causes and Repercussions of Early Marriage for Women in Uttar Pradesh, India” (Cichello)

Lily Peng: “Gendered Effects: Analyzing the Employee/Supervisor Relationship in the IT and Healthcare Industries” (Olivetti)

April 20
Byeol (Ellie) Kim: “From Education to Medical Practice: An Analysis of American Healthcare Spending” (Regan)
Kanghun (Tim) Lee: “The Economic Assimilation of Migrants and Refugees in Germany” (Wagner
Kirsten Hedde: “Education Returns in Tanzania” (Nyshadham)

April 25
Ryan Schnoor: “Economic Impact of Hosting the Olympics” (Quinn

Emma Dawley: “Demography in Crisis: A Cohort Analysis of Wealth and Retirement Preparedness” (Rutledge)

James Ahle: “Welfare in Retirement: A Cross-Country Analysis” (Rutledge)