Every student who graduates from Carthage with a major in economics must complete a substantial research work or project. Students work on this senior thesis with a directing professor, and it counts as an economics course (ECN 4400: Senior Seminar and History of Economic Thought). Heres’ a look at past projects by Carthage economics majors:

  • “An Examination of the Economic Impact of Defined Thresholds in Public Policy” — Dan Chambers
  • “The Economics of Food Aid and Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa” — Katie Niemeyer
  • “An Analysis of Intergenerational Economic Mobility” — TJ Hedin
  • “The Determinants of Software Piracy” — Mike Fitzgerald
  • “Private For-Profit Influence on Student Loan Defaults and Graduation” —Jillian Burnickas
  • “A Study of Exchange Rate Regimes: Managed vs. Free Floating” — James Blakeway
  • “Economic Rationality or Irrationality: The Case of the National Football League” — Nathan Giebel
  • “On the Determinants of Emigration: The Effects of Wealth on Push Factors” — Sebastian Jacinto
  • “The Effect of Wealth on Health in the United States” — Ryan Lindsay
  • “The Market Value Effect of Sponsoring the FIFA World Cup” — Matt Logue
  • “Determinants of Effective Access to Education by Women in Sub-Saharan Africa” — Mary Mutindi Mutua
  • “The Impact of Interstate and Intrastate Conflict on Human Capital and Economic Growth” — Katie Schlinder
  • “No Teacher Left Behind: An Analysis of Teacher Turnover in the U.S.” — Allison von Borstel
  • “The Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment: A Firm-Level Study Using a New Dataset” — Tony Walek