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Students may graduate with “Honors in Economics” if they have an overall  grade point average of at least 3.0 overall, and 3.3 in economics, and earn a minimum grade of B- in the research course, ECN 298, which is offered in the Fall.

The main benefit from doing honors is that it is independent research, done in conjunction with faculty advice. By getting out of the routine course format, you will discover an entirely new way of learning and also learn a lot about yourself (e.g., Do I have the drive and sense of direction to design and carry out independent work?).

5th Annual Senior Showcase

 We are pleased to announce that Christopher Earle is one of four students selected to present his research at the 5th Annual Senior Showcase on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at 3 p.m. in the ZSR Library Auditorium, Room 404.  His theses is titled “Mission Impossible? An Economic Analysis of Guildford County’s Distinctive Pay-for-Performance Plan”.


Audrey Loeys – “To Invest at Home or Abroad? How Equity and Bond Home Bias Vary Across Countries and Time”

Travis LaHue – “Who’s Afraid of an Oil Shock? An Analysis of the Impact of an Oil Price Shock on the U.S. Economy”

Amanda Satterwhite – “Economic Development: Examining Aid by Sector”

Caitlin Dourney – “The Effect of Crude Oil Prices on the S&P 500”

Blake Taylor –“ Why Subjective Well-Being Remained Constant, 1970 – 2010”

Janna Raley –“Worshiping False Idols? A Study of Nonmarket Valuation Techniques”


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