Paper Presentations at Economics and Political Scientists Conference Earn Awards

Stephen-Strouse
Stephen Strouse
AlannahReisling
Alannah Reisling
amanda-cook
Amanda Cook

Senior Stephen Strouse presented a paper which was selected for the Undergraduate Economics Paper Award at the Ohio Association of Economists and Political Scientists (OAEPS) Annual Conference held at John Carroll University. His paper is entitled “The Effects of Reducing Pharmaceutical Prices on Patient Welfare in the United States”. Strouse is majoring in a multidisciplinary program called Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law (PPEL).

In addition to his award, Dr. Amanda Cook, assistant professor of economics, won the Faculty Economics Paper Award. She presented her paper entitled “Marijuana Decriminalization, Medical Marijuana Laws, and Fatal Traffic Crashes in U.S. Cities,” co-authored with Greg Lueng (University of Kansas) and Rhet Smith (University of Arkansas Little Rock). Dr. Cook also accepted a seat on the OAEPS board at the conference.

A BGSU graduate student in the master’s in financial economics program, Alannah Reisling presented her paper entitled “Fraternities, Sororities, and Risky Sexual Behavior” at the conference.

Their presentations were part of the BGSU Economics Club’s first field trip to the OAEPS Conference.