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Honors Projects

Many Economics majors choose to complete an Honors project on a topic of their interest. Most or all of the work associated with an Honors project is done in the senior year, though it may be begun earlier, and culminates in a research or critical paper or its counterpart in the creative arts.


Here’s a sampling of what some of our students have worked on:

  • John Matthew C. Camara ’19, “Ethnic Enclaves: Wage Premium or Wage Penalty for Second Generation Asian Americans?”
    Prof. Judith McKinney, Adviser
  • Lindsey Mulligan ’18, “Humanity at Work: The Social Implications of Technological Advancements”
    Keoka Grayson, Adviser
  • Clinton Dunn ’17, “Major League Discrimination: Wage Premiums for International and Designed Players in Major League Soccer”
    Prof. Christina Houseworth, Adviser
  • Jacob A. Powell ’14 “The Origins of Crisis – A Marxian Analysis from 1970s to the Great Financial Crisis”
    Joseph Rebello, Adviser
  • Michael D. Green ’14 “A Mathematical Model of College Friendships”
    Yan Hao, Adviser
  • Yuqi Ge ’14 “Art Finance and Economic Crisis: A Study of Capital Gains on Art Sales”
    Warren Hamilton, Adviser