Empirical Research Presentations in Economics

Empirical Research Presentations in Economics



Thomas Abrams, Brandon D. Adams, Brian Patrick Allspaw, Carleigh Joy Baum, Gavin Alexander Bicknell, Christopher J. Birck, Ethan M. Bogan, Benjamin Bussen, Antonio J. Concha, Natalie M. Coppolino, Michael Anthony Cortese, Kyle Joseph DeSantis, Allison Ann Edwards, Mitchell Scott Erickson, Michael Andrew Fields, Hunter R. Folan, Michael E. Francis, Kaitlyn M. Fullenkamp, Benjamin Romohr Furash, Nicholas William Garth, Joseph W. Guehring, Tia Anastasia Hachwa, Maeve Murnane Harrington, Allison Rose Keith, Maximilian B. Kirk, Bridget Bozena Krysztopa, Benjamin F. Lally, Amira Elizabeth Learst-Ahmed, Ethan Thomas Letsch, Lauren E. Luechtefeld, John Kameron Milliken, Matthew F. Mittelstaedt, Jacob Robert Pieniazek, Dillon J. Pietrangelo, Hamza Nasser Majid Mansoor Rumhi, Danielle M. Savovich, Matthew Brian Shea, Madison Sinclair Sheets, William Henry Sloyan, Conrad Harrison Tubbs, Adam L. Uhlenbrock, Mitchell Alexander Walsh, Osa M. Wheeler, Lauren P. Williams, Nolan Patrick Yager


Room A presentations:

  • 9:00 – Mitchell Erickson – Is the Poverty Rate Fixable? The Effect of Unemployment Benefits on the Poverty Rate
  • 9:15 – Ally Edwards – Does the Quality of Public High School Affect Your Chance of Incarceration?
  • 9:30 – Benji Bussen – The Never-Ending Argument: Are Wins a Quarterback Stat?
  • 9:45 – Nicholas Garth – Moneyball Theory: Are OBP & SLG the best metrics when predicting runs?
  • 10:00 – Danielle Savovich – The Sixth Man Effect:The True Impact Fan Attendance has on Win Percentage
  • 10:15 – Lauren Williams – Sit out the ACT: Are standardized tests efficient measures of academic readiness?
  • 10:30 – Michael Fields – Economic Volatility of Election Years: What is the Impact?
  • 10:45 – Ally Keith – Greek Life: An Oath to Sexual Assaults?
  • 11:00 – Ethan Bogan – Poor Enrollment: Are More Families Sending Their Children to a Private School during Economic Crisis?
  • 11:15 – Osa Wheeler – The Not-so World Wide Web: The Effect of Worldwide Internet Access on Income Inequality Through Two Dimensions
  • 11:30 – Annamarie Lombardo – Can Carbon Pricing Buy Us a Greener Future?
  • 11:45 – Bridget Krysztopa – "Banking" it off the Backboard: How Player Performance and Population Metrics Impact NBA Team Revenue
  • 1:00 – Jacob Pieniazek – Particulate Happiness: How Air Pollution is Affecting Our Mental Health
  • 1:15 – Carleigh Baum – Is Knowledge in Jeopardy?: Using the Game Show to Compare Career Fields' Game Show Ability
  • 1:30 – Kyle DeSantis – How Important is the Role of Attendance in Baseball?
  • 1:45 – Kaitlyn Fullenkamp – How Violent Crime effects Economic Mobility in each U.S. State
  • 2:00 – Mitchell Walsh – Melting Profits: How Temperature is Impacting Winter Tourism
  • 2:15 – Matt Shea – Win Percentage or Playoffs: What Drives Fan Attendance in the NHL?
  • 2:30 – Michael Francis – Public Infrastructure Spending in Midsized US Cities: Does it lead to Population Growth?
  • 2:45 – Adam Uhlenbrock – Going for Gold: How a country's health expenditure affects Olympic medals won
  • 3:00 – Gavin Bicknell – Does Minimum Wage Affect Multiple Jobholding Incidence in a State?
  • 3:15 – Mike Cortese – Moneyball Hypothesis
  • 3:30 – Hamza Al Rumhi – The effect of physical inactivity rate on the heart disease mortality rate
  • 4:00 – Brandon Adams – NBA Stats and How They Affect the Outcome of Games
  • 4:15 – Conrad Tubbs – Do Black and Red Cars Crash More Than Others?
  • 4:30 – Thomas Abrams – Buying Life: Does spending more on healthcare increase life expectancy?
  • 4:45 – Ben Furash – Sentencing Equality: Does the Crime Even Matter?
  • 5:00 – Ellie Luechtefeld – Do Monetary and Fiscal Policies Affect the Stock Market?
  • 5:15 – Ethan Letsch – Military Power and Economic Policy: Do changing minimum wages affect military recruitment rates?
  • 5:30 – Maeve Harrington – Do Mental Health Disorders Among Adolescents Have an Impact on Crime Rates?
  • 5:45 – Antonio Concha – Drone Strikes in Afghanistan: Measuring the Impact on Terrorist Attacks
  • 6:00 – Chris Birck –
  • 6:15 – Ben Lally – How do minimum wage increases affect poverty?

Room B presentations:

  • 9:00 Natalie Coppolino – IQ and Homicide Rates: Is there a connection?
  • 9:15 – Amira Learst-Ahmed – Does Eating Fish Play a Part in Homicide Rates?
  • 9:30 – Will Sloyan – Can Leading Inflation Indicaotrs Predict the Price of Gold?
  • 9:45 – Joe Guehring – Goals Pay, Depending on Which Jersey You Are Wearing
  • 10:00 – Tia Hachwa – Mom and Dad, You Were Wrong; Drinking didn't Hurt my GPA.
  • 10:15 – Matthew Mittelstaedt – Does the Divisive Primary Hypothesis Exist in Ohio Statehouse Elections?
  • 10:30 – Max Kirk – How does Height and Experience Impact Winning in NCAA Basketball?
  • 10:45 – Brian Allspaw – How much does success cost in Formula 1?
  • 11:00 – John Milliken – Does Race Impact Ohio Youth Transfers to the Adult Court System?
  • 11:15 – Nolan Yager – Cash Cattle: Analyzing Factors that Affect Beef Price.
  • 11:30 – Maddie Sheets – Can You "Account" on Your University? A Look at How University Characteristics Affect CPA Exam Pass Rates
  • 11:45 – Dillon Pietrangelo – Do the Number of Three Pointers Attempted in NBA Games Increase Your Chances of Winning?



Four years of coursework culminate in a written and oral presentation of an empirical research project during the senior capstone course. Students apply economic theory and econometric techniques to analyze data in order to answer an original research question.

Publication Date


Project Designation

Capstone Project

Primary Advisor

Nancy L. Haskell

Primary Advisor's Department

Economics and Finance


Stander Symposium project, School of Business Administration

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Empirical Research Presentations in Economics