DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS

Research activity by our graduate students

In the MA in Economics program, you are supported to do research. All graduate students are provided with laptops, which allows you to conduct intensive empirical research on various economic research topics in most classes in the program.

You will get experiential learning by completing graduate internships and by writing a job-market paper in which you apply economic theory and econometric techniques to research a new economic problem.

You are supported to attend professional economics conferences, where you present their research findings.

Selected Professional Conference Presentations by Graduate Students

  • Turner Anderson [2016], “The Impact of Obesity on Unemployment Spells in the United States,” presented at the Ohio Association of Economists and Political Scientists 75th Annual Meeting Conference, 2016. Earned First Place Award in the Economics Graduate Paper Competition.
  • Jonathan Hendrix [2015], “The Impact of Renewable Portfolio Standards on Residential Electric Pricing,” presented at the Ohio Association of Economists and Political Scientists 74th Annual Meeting Conference, 2015.
  • Ebenezer Agbettor [2015], "Job Stress and Wage Differentials," presented at the Ohio Association of Economists and Political Scientists 74th Annual Meeting Conference, 2015.
  • Nima Vafai [2014], “The Effects of ECO (Economic Cooperation Organization) on Iran’s International Trade: The Gravity Model Approach,” presented at the Ohio Association of Economists and Political Scientists 74th Annual Meeting Conference, 2014.
  • Jinan Liu [2014], “Can Exercise Increase Wages?” presented at the Ohio Association of Economists and Political Scientists 74th Annual Meeting Conference, 2014.
  • Morgan Neiss [2014], “Does Public Transit Affect Crime? The Addition of a Bus Line in Cleveland,” presented at the Ohio Association of Economists and Political Scientists' 74th Annual Meeting Conference, 2014. Earned First Place Award in the Economics Graduate Paper Competition.
  • Thomas Krumel [MA 2012], “Does Social Interaction have an Effect on Work Productivity for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities in a Sheltered Workshop Setting?” presented at the Midwest Economics Association Conference, March 2013.
  • Ali Enami [MA 2012], “The Effect of Oil Revenues on Consumption Expenditures Expenditures in Iran,” presented at the Mid-Continent Regional Science Association, Bloomington, Minnesota, June 6-8, 2012.
  • Ewa Sokolowska [MA 2008], "The Decision about Joining the European Monetary Union: The Case of Italy," presented at the 35th Annual Conference of the Northeast Business and Economics Association, November 2008.
  • Agnieszka Celejewska [MA 2008], "Do all Components of Government Expenditure Contribute Equally to Economic Growth? Evidence from the European Union," presented at the 35th Annual Conference of the Northeast Business and Economics Association, November 2008.
  • Alex Medvedeff [MA 2008], “On the Interpolation of Missing Dependent Variable Observations,” presented at the Midwest Economics Association Conference, March 2008.
  • Kyle Prock [MA 2007], “Examining the Effect of State Government Expenditures on Small Business Growth,” presented at the Midwest Economics Association Conference, March 2008.
  • Matt Palmer [MA 2002], "Has Salary Discrimination Really Disappeared from Major League Baseball," (with R. King) presented at the Eastern Economic Association Meeting, February 2004.

Selected professional conference presentations of graduate students in peer-reviewed journals

Selected internships of graduate students

  • Morgan Neiss [MA 2014], EDGE Fellows Program, Independence. 14 EDGE Fellows selected in 2014 from area universities including UA, Case Western and Kent. More.
  • Dragana Mijatovic [MA 2014], FirstMerit Bank-Capital Planning, Akron , summer 2014.
  • Teodora Lang [MA 2014], MKB Bank, Budapest, Hungary, summer 2014.
  • Matt Hoff [MA 2014], FirstMerit Bank, Akron, summer 2014.
  • David Maple [MA 2013], Capital Planning Analyst, FirstMerit Bank, Akron OH, summer 2013.
  • Dan Witmer [MA 2013], Capital Planning Intern, FirstMerit Bank, Akron, summer 2013.
  • Nick Fritsch [BA 2011; MA 2012], Internship, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, summer 2012.
  • Thomas Boley [MA 2012], Lake Research Partners, Washington DC, summer 2011.
  • Carole Ouedraogo [MA 2011], Internship, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, summer 2011.
  • Brandon Mathias [MA 2011], EDGE Fellow, summer 2011. On of ten EDGE Fellows selected in 2011 from area universities. including UA, Case Western, Kent State and Cleveland State.
  • John Szilagi [MA 2010], Parker Hannifin Corp., sum­mer 2010.
  • Adam Cocco [MA 2010], EDGE Fellow, summer 2010. 15 EDGE Fellows selected in 2010 from area universities.
  • Ashraf Soboh [MA 2008], Fellowship with the Economic Development through Growth & Entrepreneurship (EDGE) Program. The nonprofit organization selects about 10 top graduate students from regional schools, including UA, Case Western, Kent State and Cleveland State to conduct feasibility studies on new business ideas provided to them by businesses in Northeast Ohio.