• Professor Felix Friedt and William Sandy ’20 (Milwaukee) will investigate differences in trade effects arising from hurricanes across multiple modes of transportation.
  • Professor Felix Friedt and Andra Boca ’20 (Galati, Romania) will develop a dataset to evaluate the effects of Minneapolis–St. Paul (MSP) airport noise reductions on residential property values.
  • Professor Pete Ferderer and Anandi Gupta ’18 (Bangalore, India) explored why macroeconomic forecasters were unable to anticipate the Great Recession.
  • Professor Mario Solis-Garcia and Tuyet- Anh Tran ’18 (Hanoi, Vietnam) examined whether short-run planning frictions can generate credit crunches in the economy.


  • Professor Amy Damon and Eleanore Fuqua ’17 (Bloomington, Ind.) looked at how changes in household size and Economics population growth affect natural resource utilization rates around Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.
  • Professor Amy Damon and Professor Alicia Johnson (Statistics) with Hope Johnson ’17 (Seattle) examined how the development of a local food system benefits local farmers.
  • Professor Amy Damon and Rachel Siegel ’17 (Berkeley, Calif.) are collaborating on a project to examine the health and obesity effects of the opening of foreign-owned supermarkets in Mexico.
  • Professor Liang Ding and Chunyu Yi ’17 (Jinan, China) worked on a research project to examine the effectiveness of the SEC’s Single Stock Circuit Breaker policy on stock market volatility.
  • Professor Sarah West and Soren Dudley ’16 (New York) collaborated with Michigan State economics professor Soren Anderson ’01 on a project that aims to uncover the conditions under which legislators approve changes in gasoline taxes.
  • Professor Sarah West and Clemens Pilgram ’15 (Munich, Germany) are extending Pilgram’s honors thesis on the effects of the Minneapolis Blue Line Light Rail on residential property values.


  • Professor Mario Solis-Garcia and AnnieYingtong Xie ’15 (Chengdu, China) worked on a research project to understand the connection between the informal sector and business cycle fluctuations in Latin America.
  • Professor Pete Ferderer, Professor Karine Moe and Disa Hynsjo ’14 (Gothenburg, Sweden) worked on a research paper to investigate the effect of exposure to sexism on the willingness of women to compete.


  • Professor Amy Damon and Vincent Siegerink ’14 (Leusden, Netherlands) worked on a study investigating the effects of polygamy on agricultural production decisions in Tanzania.
  • Professor Amy Damon and Disa Hynsjo ’14 (Gothenburg, Sweden) worked on estimating the effects of livestock ownership on bushmeat consumption in Tanzania.