Students who have a GPA of at least 3.0 overall and 3.3 in economics, and who complete the research course, ECN 298 (pre requisite is ECN 297), will be considered by the department faculty for the graduation distinction “Honors in Economics”.
Students who have a GPA of at least 3.0 overall and 3.3 in courses for the mathematical economics major, and who complete the research courses, ECN 298 (pre requisite is ECN 297), or MTH 391 and 392 with a minimum grade of B- will be considered by the faculty for the graduation distinction, “Honors in Mathematical Economics”.
ECN 297 is offered in the Fall and ECN 298 in the Spring.
Economics/Math Economics majors interested in pursuing Honors should complete Econ 209/Econ 215 in their junior year.
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?).
HONORS IN ECONOMICS 2016
Michael Cooper – “Reducing Special Education Costs by Providing Universal Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention for Autistic Children”
Jaclyn Davis – “Is Private School Worth Borrowing For? Measuring the Effects of Institutional Quality on Student Loan Repayment”
Jon (Jack) Derewicz – “Interpreting Saddam Hussein’s Intentions For Iraq’s Oil Contract Allocations During the United Nations Oil-for-Food Program”
Lauren Formica- “A New Adam Smith Problem”
Steward Rickert – “A Challenge to the Miller Hypothesis: New Evidence of the Muni Puzzle During the Build America Bonds Program”
Hannah Sheffield – “Contraceptive Use and High Risk Behaviors Among US Teens”
HONORS IN MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS 2016
Jacob Hurwitz – “A Defense of “Patent Trolls” “
Adrian Martino – “YouTube True View in the Progression of Advertising Technology”
Adam Yudelman – “The National Basketball Association and Fatigue: How Days of Rest Affect NBA Outcome and Game Play”
HONORS IN ECONOMICS 2015
William Anderson – “NCAA Sanctions and their Impact”
Lauren Humphrey – “The Fed’s Role in the Great Financial Crisis”
Kelsy Kuhn – “The Effect of Michigan’s Healthy Kids Dental Program on Provider Participation and Access to Dental Care Among Publicly Insured Children”
Joshua Minardi – “Determinants of Happiness”
Kelsey Mullin – “Giving at Wake Forest University—An Analysis of Alumni Donor Behavior”
Sam Sherman – “To Skip or Not to Skip: A Theoretical and Empirical Approach to How Confidence, Risk Aversion and Competition Affect Test Taking Behavior”
Corina Wixon – “Who is Angelina Pitt? An Economic Analysis of Maiden Name Retention”
HONORS IN MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS 2015
Ariel Hawley – “Leontief-Output Models”
Rebecca Regan – “Some Price Dynamics on Networks”
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”.
HONORS IN ECONOMICS 2014
Christopher Earle – “Mission Impossible? An Economic Analysis of Guilford County’s Distinctive Pay-for-Performance Program”
Robert Elmore – “A Global Analysis of the Factors Affecting Sustainability and Portfolio Risk in Microfinance”
Jordan Garside – “Saving the Soul: Rescuing Religion from Economic Overreach”
Sarah Kenyon – “Director Tenure on Firm Performance: How Long is Too Long?”
John McLeod – “The Chinese Rare Earth Export Quota: Implications and Importance”
Stephen Schmitt – “Child Health as a Determinant of Happiness in Bhutan”
HONORS IN MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS
Erik Nelson – “An Economic Analysis of Fake IDs and Their Implications in Bar Management and Legislative Policy”
HONORS IN ECONOMICS 2013
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”