Finish your Oxy experience with an original research project that demonstrates your economics expertise.
Majors can earn honors by taking ECON 499 in the spring semester of their senior year and by writing and defending, in that class, a thesis that is judged by the department faculty to be of honors quality. Enrollment in ECON 499 is limited to students with GPAs of 3.5 or higher (both overall and within the department). Interested students should consult with their academic advisor and apply for ECON 499 in the fall of their senior year.
Recent Honors Theses:
Emily Fallick: "The Effect of Cigarette Taxes on Smoking Rates"
Brady Fuller: "Revenue Sharing and the Luxury Tax in Major League Baseball"
Evan Lubin: "The Effect of Title IX Investigations on Applications at Selective American Universities from
2008 to 2016"
*Jessica May: "The Effects of Medicaid Expansion: Mortality of Non-Elderly Adults"
Daniel Perez: "Do Tomatoes Lead to Revenue? An Analysis of the Rotten Tomatoes Ratings System"
Kyle Yee: "Moneyball 2: Winnings and Its Effect on College Football Revenue"
*Cynthia Brzezinski: “Measuring the Impact of School Quality on Residential Home Prices”
Cullen Cohane: “Sensitivity of Commodity Prices to Industrial Production Since 1980”
Felix Fels: “Investor Sentiment and Sports Events: Do Stock Markets React to Soccer Outcomes During
the FIFA World Cup?”
AJ Libunao: “Effects of Postgraduate Degrees Across Race and Gender”
Julia Ogier: “The Effect of Generic Substitution on Brand-Name Drug Prices”
Evan Thompson: “Employment Dynamics and Minimum Wage Legislation: A Recessionary Analysis”
*Awarded Best Honors Thesis
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