UMass Economics Department to Host Fall 2017 EURA Poster Session

Crotty Hall Umass AmherstCrotty Hall / Photo credit: John Solem for UMass Amherst
Friday, December 8, 2017

On Tuesday, December 12th, the UMass Amherst Economics Department will host the fall Economics Undergraduate Research Assistantships (EURA) Poster Session. The EURA program engages students in cutting-edge economics beyond the classroom. Each semester, undergraduate researchers majoring in economics work with faculty members to gain valuable research assistant experience on research projects. At this poster session, students will present the research projects they’ve been working on to the wider UMass community. The poster session will run from 3:00-6:00pm in 209 Crotty Hall.

Research projects this semester include:

Tiffany Duong: "Effects of the Single Payer Plan on the Healthcare Sector"
Faculty Sponsor: Gerald Friedman

James Jedras: "The Rise and Fall of Trump's P3 Plan"
Faculty Sponsor: Gerald Epstein

Ethan Moran: "Capital Requirements: A Higher Equity Requirement for Banks Doesn't Mean Less Lending"
Faculty Sponsor: Douglas Cliggott

Shane McCormack: "Unequal Exchange in International Trade"
Faculty Sponsor: Naoki Yoshihara

Noah Kouchekinia: "Matching Patent Interference Cases to the PATSTAT Database"
Faculty Sponsor: Ina Ganguli

Cobi Frongillo: "How Should We Price Carbon?"
Faculty Sponsor: Jim Boyce

Rebecca Eige & Stelliana Benson: "Where do Teachers Live?"
Faculty Sponsor: Dania Francis

Kenyon Kowalski: "Racial Disparities in Pollution Exposure and Employment at U.S. Industrial Facilities
Faculty Sponsor: Michael Ash

Oluwatimilehin Iwayemi: "The Role of Land Grabs in Food Security of the Gulf Cooperation Council"
Faculty Sponsor: Mwangi wa Githinji