Department of Economics Hosted Student Paper Contest; Presents Awards

The BGSU Department of Economics hosted its 19th annual Undergraduate Economics Student Paper Contest and Conference on April 13. The contest is open to students from tristate universities who submit their papers on different economic topics. This year 38 papers were submitted, and 14 students were selected to attend the conference at BGSU to present their research. BGSU had a second place winner and an honorable mention.

alannah ReislingAlannah Reisling, a graduate student in financial economics at BGSU, won 2nd Place for her paper presentation on “Fraternities, Sororities, and Risky Sexual Behavior.”  

The other winners included

  • 1st  place - Shelby Buckman from University of Kentucky
  • 3rd place - Sang Truong from DePaw University
  • 4th place - Matthew Runser Miami University

Stephen StrouseBGSU senior Stephen Strouse won an honorable paper mention award for his paper “The Effects of Reducing Pharmaceutical Prices of Patient Welfare: An Analysis of Contemporary Policy Proposals.” Winners in his category were

  • 1st place - Kiley Duhn from Miami University
  • 2nd place - Brady Malone from the University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • 3rd place - Libby Grace from Xavier University