College of Business and Economics News
Economics student Holly Bossart was accepted and granted a scholarship for the Dordt College Ukraine REU (Research Experience for Undergrads). Through this 10-week summer interdisciplinary research program, Bossart will explore the mental health of Ukrainian citizens based on a population-based survey of nearly 5,000 Ukrainian citizens. Bossart will spend 2 weeks in Ukraine working in collaboration with the Kiev International Institute of Sociology and gaining first-hand knowledge of the culture and politics of Ukraine.
Bossart is 1 of 8 students (out of over 300 applicants) accepted into this REU and is the first student from the Department of Economics accepted into an REU.
Bossart was honored as the Department of Economics’ fall 2018 Signature Student and is on track to graduate in the spring of 2020 with a double major in economics and mathematics and a minor in computer science.
Guido Giuntini Received a Grant to Research Long-term Outcomes of Children in the Foster Care System
Guido Giuntini, a lecturer in the Department of Economics, is part of a team that received a grant from the Idaho Governor’s Task Force on Children at Risk (CARTF) to research the long-term outcome of children who age out of the foster care system. Vanessa Fry, Idaho Policy Institute, and Jaime Hansen, executive director of Family Advocates, will also be working on the research. The ultimate goal of the study is to help focus resources on policies that will maximize positive outcomes for children who have experienced trauma in foster care.
Department of Accountancy faculty Professor Mark Cowan and Lecturer Kathy Hurley had their paper “A Tale of Two EMBAs” published in Tax Notes December 17, 2018.
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Jared Egginton, assistant professor of finance, presented a paper at the Southern Finance Association annual meeting titled “Commonality in Limit Order Cancellations.” This paper has also been accepted for presentation at the Eastern Finance Association annual meeting in April.
Janet Mosebach, accounting, was nominated for the 2019 AAA/J. Michael and Mary Anne Cook/Deloitte Foundation Prize. This annual award recognizes an individual who consistently demonstrates the attributes of a superior teacher in the discipline of accounting. Three awards of $25,000 each are made in the categories of graduate, undergraduate and two-year accounting degree programs.
Kyle Allen, assistant professor in the Department of Finance, had a paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Economics and Business. The paper “An Event Study Analysis of Too-Big-to-Fail after the Dodd-Frank Act: Who Is Too Big to Fail?” is co-authored with K. B. Cyree, M. D. Whitledge and D. B. Winters.
The Journal of Economics and Business publishes high-quality research papers in all fields of finance and in closely related fields of economics. The journal is interested in both theoretical and applied research with an emphasis on topics in corporate finance, financial markets and institutions and investments.
Yongjia (Eddy) Li, an assistant professor in the Department of Finance, had a paper published in the journal Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting. The paper title is “On the Market Timing of Hedging: Evidence from U.S. Oil and Gas Producers.”
Read Li’s article here.
Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting deals with research involving the interaction of finance with accounting economics and quantitative methods focused on finance and accounting. The papers published present useful theoretical and methodological results with the support of interesting empirical applications.