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Undergraduate Research Symposium

Economics students presented several papers and won major awards at the University’s Undergraduate Research Symposium.

2009

Oral Presentations

Mentored by Siân Mooney

Kyoto to Copenhagen: The Political Economics of US and Chinese Participation in International Market-Based Greenhouse Gas Reduction Schemes. Brandon Megorden. Received COBE Best Oral Presentation.

Poster Presentations

Mentored by Samia Islam

A Case for Mixed-use, High Density Development in Boise, with Justin French, Allison Storck, Matthew Vook and Tim Wilcox, students, Department of Economics, Boise State University. Received COBE Award for Best Poster.

Geothermal: Renewable and Reusable – Boise’s Competitive Advantage, with Scott E. Lowe, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, and Matt Wiggs, Jody Hilliard, Meghann Harrod and Zach Wilson, students, Boise State University.

Rush-Hour Congestion: Are HOV Lanes the Answer?, with Edwin Ball, Colby Collins, Chrissy Day and Robbie Swajkoski, students, Boise State University.

Population Growth and Crime Rates: The Case of Boise, with Trevor Stebbins, Kody Frederick, Joanna St .Clair and Chris Robison, students, Boise State University.

Impact of Air Quality Regulations on Entrepreneurial Activity, with Kyler James, student, and Scott E. Lowe, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Boise State University.

An Examination of Boise’s Cost of Living, with Benjamin Stoddard, Brian Wood, Chris Doyle, Kai Applequist and John Taitingfong, students, Department of Economics, Boise State University.

Mentored by Scott Lowe

Climate Variability and Water Infrastructure: Historical Experience in the Western United States with Craig Marley

Learning Outcomes and Electronic Textbooks with Amanda Morrison

Impact of Air Quality Regulations on Entrepreneurial Activity with Kyler James

Turn Up the Heat: Integrating Boise State University into Boise’s Geothermal System with Matthew Wiggs, Aaron Rueff, Zach Wilson, Jody Hilliard, and Meghann Harrod.

Mentored by Don Holley

Faculty Salaries at Boise State University: Departmental Rank Using Regression Analysis, with Edwin Ball, David Barry, Joel Fadel, Verl Humpherys, Kyler James, Robert Kabel, Matt Maurer, Alisher Siddikov, Matt Solomon, John Van Dyke, and Brian Wood.

Faculty Salaries and Demographic Bias with Jaclyn Breske, Nick Bross, Nathaniel Clayville, Caitlin Cusack, Mark Getecha, Justin Hardaway, Ben Henke, Emil Huseynov, Melissa Keyser, Amanda Morrison, Josh Rowe, Dan Simenc, Benjamin Stoddard, John Thomas, Tyler Tucker, Mathew Vook, Brian Wood, and Mengze Xu.

Does Salary Compression Exist at Boise State? with Adam Vergne and Craig Marley, students, Department of Economics, Boise State University.

2008

Poster Presentations

Mentored by Samia Islam

Technology Sector Employment in the Boise-Nampa MSA, with Justin Hardaway, Jenny M. Kniss, Lindsey Shean, and Danny Ryan, students, Department of Economics, Boise State University. Received COBE Award for Best Poster.

Future of Boise Bus Transit, with David Bugni, Jake Deskins, Narciso Lansdown, and Marcus Miller, Students, Boise State University. Received COBE Dean’s Choice Award.

Boise Transportation Crisis: Is Commuter Rail the Answer?, with Kyler James and Robert Kabel, students, Department of Economics, Boise State University.

Nuclear power: Economic reaction or economic decay?, with Chris Gonzalez, Craig Marley, Richae Swanbeck and Caitlin Cusack, students, Department of Economics, Boise State University.

Talking Smack: Is Boise Doing Enough for Drug Rehab?, with Miriam Baumgartner, Daniel Bow, Blake Hopkins, and Mike Lipschultz, students, Boise State University.

Mentored by Scott Lowe

The Economic Impacts of Global Climate Change: An Analysis of Idaho’s Treasure Valley with John Van Dyke and Robert Kabel, students, Department of Economics, Boise State University.

Climate Change and Local Fish Populations with Craig Marley, student, Department of Economics, Boise State University.

2007

Poster Presentations

Mentored by Siân Mooney

Mayors’ Climate Protection Agreement: City of Boise Activities with Robert Warns III. Received COBE Dean’s Choice Award, Received COBE Award for Best Poster.

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