Undergraduate Student Work

 

This collection contains works written by undergraduate students in the Department of Economics at the University of Northern Iowa. All student works require department, unit, or individual faculty approval before they are posted to UNI ScholarWorks.

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Submissions from 2019

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Non-linear Autoregressive Distributed Lag Model Approach and the J-Curve Phenomenon: China and Her Major Trading Partners, Alex Hunter

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The Effects of Relative Wages and Border Enforcement on Illegal Immigration, Aaron Iehl

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Foreign-born workers' effect on agricultural industry in Iowa, Hannah McDevitt Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Valuation Multiples: Identifying Undervalued Stocks From 1987 to 2017, Luke Muller

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Determinants of Box Office Performance: Return of the Regressions, Griffin Scott

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Maternal Mortality in the U.S., Christine Shipley

Submissions from 2018

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Should Division I College Athletes Receive Compensation in Excess of their Scholarships?, Trey Kilburg

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Technological Unemployment in the United States: A State-Level Analysis, Courtney Krousie

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Identifying the Risk Factors for Food Insecurity in the United States, Destiny Leitz

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Marriage premium among homosexual men in the United States, Cole Robert Malcolm Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Gentrification in Polk County, Iowa, Danielle Massey

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English proficiency and earnings of U.S. immigrants, Toni F. Moeller Open Access Honors Program Thesis

Submissions from 2017

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An Analysis of the Causal Relationship Between Transportation and GDP: A Time-Series Approach for the United States, Arijan Alagic

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The Gender Pay Gap in College Basketball: Is Discrimination the Driving Factor?, Melissa Ament

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The Effect of Childhood Siblings on Adult Income, Heather Bavido Open Access Poster Presentation

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Determinants of IPO Underpricing: Tech vs Non-Tech Industries, Jordan Beck

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Major depressive disorder in adults: Determining demographic causes and links between health insurance and government aid, Taylor Lillian Fox Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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The 2008 Financial Recession and Fair Value Accounting, Anthony Hurlburt

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Factors Affecting Student Graduation Rates, Kaleb Luse Open Access Poster Presentation

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The Return of the Machinery Question: Is it different this time?, Kaleb Luse

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The effects of governance and inequality on economic growth, Ethan James Philo Open Access Honors Program Thesis

Events from 2016

Determinants of the GPA's of College Students, Mitchell Beckman Poster Presentation (Electronic Copy Not Available)

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Factors Influencing College Choice: A Study of Enrollment Decisions at a Regional Comprehensive University, Trevor Draisey

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The determinants of NFL player salaries, Trevor Draisey Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Health Savings Accounts: Benefits, Costs, and Potential Effects, Conrad Keezer

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Determinants of NBA Average Annual Attendance by Team, Kevin McGee Open Access Poster Presentation

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Elasticity of Food Demand by Outlet: Effects of the Nutrition Labeling Provision of the Affordable Care Act, Kevin McGee

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Determinants of per game average annual attendance for NBA teams, Kevin Joseph McGee Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Examining the renewable energy consumption-economic growth nexus in sub-Saharan African countries, Luke Neuhaus Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The Efficiency of the Major League Baseball Free-Agent Market, Jacob Oswald

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The effects of colonial origin on economic growth, Erica Lynn Pabst Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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2014 Welfare Use by Immigrants vs. Natives in the United States, Jessica Pabst

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Changing the Calculus: An Investigation of Undergraduate Economics Program Quality, Lindsey Pedersen

Submissions from 2015

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Latinos in the Major Leagues from 1920 to 1939: A Human Capital Approach, Tom Cullen

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Easterlin or Cantril: Does a Country’s Income Determine its People’s Happiness?, Jon Heinzman

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By How Much Does a College Degree Affect Earnings?, Jennifer Lewis

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Higher education expenditures and revenues : a case study on the University of Northern Iowa, Thomas Keld Madsen Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Does religion affect economic growth?, Parash Upreti Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Factors Affecting Economic Growth in Developing Countries, Parash Upreti

Submissions from 2014

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Were Revenues of National Basketball Association Franchises Affected by the Tim Donaghy Gambling Scandal of 2007?, Travis Buhrow

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The Final Four Formula: A Binary Choice Logit Model to Predict the SemiFinalists of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, Cameron Fuqua

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Royal Flush or Just a Bluff: Casinos and County Unemployment in the Midwestern United States, Amber Irlmeier

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What variables explain differences in coaching salaries for Division I women's sports?, Tyler Lange Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Determinants of college hockey attendance, Max Martino Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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From college to the NFL playoffs, Elizabeth Mastalio Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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What Motivates U.S. Food Aid Donations? Characteristics of Countries That Received Food Aid from the U.S. in 2012, Beth Monnier

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Determinants of poverty and strategies to reduce poverty in Cambodia, Beth A. Monnier Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Automation and the Labor Force, Loren Nerhus

Submissions from 2013

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Does Success on the Grid-Iron and Court Increase Applications to Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) Schools?, Andrew Dykstra

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Would the 1995 Balanced Budget Amendment be an Effective Mechanism for Stabilizing Public Debt?, James Harbaugh

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Differences in Child Care Costs Between States and Their Influence on Female Labor Force Participation, Kirstin Knobloch

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Education and Fertility: The Effect of Field of Study on Women’s Fertility Decisions, Emily Scholtes

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Do NHL Teams Regard Violence as a Positive Player Attribute and Thus Compensate for Violent Acts?, Mitch Zimmerman

Submissions from 2012

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Economic Development Strategy: The Creative Capital Theory, Zach Fairlie

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The Most Influential Factors in Determining the Happiness of Nations, Julie Lang

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Explaining Differences in Unemployment Rates across Iowa Counties in the Early Stages of the Great Recession, Joslyn Sailer

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What is the Source of the Male Marital Wage Premium?, Aaron Strike

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Why do Firms Repurchase Stock?, Jordan Voss

Submissions from 2011

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Current Account Imbalances Within the Eurozone, Tom Augspurger

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An Examination of Law School Employment Data, Trevor Boeckmann

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The Built Environment’s Effect on Obesity in the United States, Charlie Cowell

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What Determines the Performance of Graduates? Evidence From Top Business Schools, Matt Peterson

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Determinants of Economic Growth in Latin America, Kristi Philips

Submissions from 2010

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Can the ‘Fat Tax’ Carry its Weight?, Carl Bakker

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The Motherhood Wage Penalty in America, Jennifer A. Boden

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U.S. Animal Agriculture Policy: Problems and Solutions, Steven Mischel

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Competitive Balance and Team Payroll: The Case of Major League Baseball, Tyler Veach

Submissions from 2009

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Effects of a Credit Crunch on Employment by Sector in the U.S.: How have Recessions Associated with Credit Crunches Differed from Other Recessions?, Michael Boevers

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What Determines the Level of Funding for an Endangered Species?, Josh Mahoney

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Racial Salary Discrimination in the NBA: 2008-2009, Kyle Rehnstrom

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The Economics of Golf: An Investigation of the Returns to Skill of PGA Tour Golfers, Kelsey L. Rinehart

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The Validity of Karl Marx’s Theory of Historical Materialism, Kaleb Shimp

Submissions from 2008

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Adam Smith and Consumerism’s Role in Happiness: Modern Society Re-examined, Michael Busch

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Has Thailand Learned from the Asian Crisis of 1997?, Kuejai Jungjaturapit

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Is Wikipedia a Credible Source for Undergraduate Economics Students?, Sam Meier

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Health Care Reform: An Examination of the Case for Individual Mandates, Sarah Schares

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The Determinants of Audit Prices for Financial Services Institutions in the United States, Kevin Swanson

Submissions from 2007

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Wage Differentiation Among University Professors: Evidence from UNI’s College of Business Administration, Christine Bergeth

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An Economic Critique of Birch and Cobb’s The Liberation of Life, Wei-erh Chen

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Should the United States Increase the Federal Gasoline Tax?, Jake Ferguson

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What Determines the Performance of Graduates? Selection Versus Quality: Evidence from Top Law Schools, Eric Marshall

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The Implications of Eminent Domain in a Post-Kelo World, Brock L. Toll

Submissions from 2006

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The Economic Inefficiency of Title IX, Alicia Irons

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The factors influencing the price of beef, an econometric study, John David Kamienski Open Access Presidential Scholars Thesis

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The Economic Implications of Price Rounding, Steven Meester

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The Effects of Natural Disasters on Long Run Growth, Aaron Popp

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Analyzing the Debate over Offshore Outsourcing in the Service Industry: Is there a Reason for Concern?, Gwynn VanderWeerdt

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Should Corporate Farming be Limited in the United States?: An Economic Perspective, Nathan Wittmaack

Submissions from 2005

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The Efficient Markets Hypothesis Dethroned, Jed Ellerbroek

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The Economics of Mandatory Biotech Food Labeling in the United States, William J. Gongol

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The Impact of Computers and Globalization on U.S. Wage Inequality, Jana Kerkvliet

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The Effect of a Loser-Pays Rule on the Decisions of an American Litigant, Jaime Leigh Loos

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Terrorism and Multinational Corporations: International Business Deals with the Costs of Geopolitical Conflict, John J. Mazzarella

Submissions from 2004

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Ending an Internet Auction: Is eBay's Approach Optimal?, Andrew Behrens

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The Relationship between Team Payroll and Team Performance in the National Hockey League, Brandi Glasnapp

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A Look at the Inefficiencies of the U.S. Tort System and Reforms to Correct Them, Ryan Koopmans

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R & D Exchange in a Duopoly with Strong Patent Protection, Nicholas Sly

Submissions from 2003

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Legal and Economic Strategies for International Intellectual Property Protection: The Case of Software, Liz Dunshee

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Flaws in the Kyoto Protocol's Pollution Permit System, Adam Mellem

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The Role of Athletics in Higher Education, Ryan Miller