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2006 Honors Papers

Jenny Yaillen and and Nate Blair, “A Benefit Cost Study of a New Preschool Program Based on Neuroplasticity.”
Faculty Advisor: Bill Harbaugh
Presentation.

Ryan Bricker & Jeremy Simantel, “The Land Premium in Eugene/Springfield: Determining the Price Differentials of Brownfield and Greenfield Parcels and the Impact of the Enterprise Zone.”
Faculty Advisor: Bruce Blonigen
Presentation.

Jessica Brown, Joseph Reiter, & Sheena Pietzold, “Housing Price Models for the Walnut Station Redevelopment Area.”
Presentation.

Joseph Croson and Zoe Grover, “A Statistical Analysis of the University of Oregon’s Retention Rates for Minority Groups.”
Faculty Advisor: Bruce Blonigen
Presentation.

Katie Dieken and Janet Gerde, “UO Economics Summer Camp.”
Faculty Advisors: Bruce Blonigen and Bill Harbaugh
Presentation.

Michael Connolly and Aaron Frank, “Central Oregon Business Index.”
Faculty Advisors: Tim Duy and Bill Harbaugh

Note: Michael Connolly and Aaron Frank’s project for the department’s Community Economics Class (Econ 418/419) was the development of a Business Confidence Index for Central Oregon. The Index has now been adopted by the Bend Bulletin, which will sponsor quarterly updates, and publish them in its Business Section. The article from the Bulletin is posted here and continued here.

Mathew Spellman and Megan Stratman, “Estimating Needed Capacity of Nursing Home and Hospital Beds: Is the Eugene-Springfield MSA at Capacity?”
Faculty Advisor: Bruce Blonigen
Presentation.

Mari Hickman, Human Development: Assessing Effects on Developing Countries.
Faculty Advisor: Ron Davies

James Pozdena, “Testing for Bubbles in the U.S. Housing Market.”
Faculty Advisor: Mark Thoma

Yuko Watanabe, “What Determines Bilateral Aid Distribution? Evidence from Major Donors.”
Faculty Advisor: Shankha Chakraborty

Carolyn Dicharry, “Money Under the Mattress: An Examination of Mexican Immigrants’ Banking Habits in the U.S.”
Faculty Advisor: Bruce Blonigen
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Anson Soderbery, “Unraveling the Differences Between Countervailing Duty and Antidumping Data.”
Faculty Advisor: Bruce Blonigen

Sean Wallace, “Game Theory and Interactive Learning Computers in the Classroom.”
Faculty Advisor: Bill Harbaugh

David Yaffe, “To Bluff or Not to Bluff: Principles and Practice from Laboratory Experiments.”
Faculty Advisor: Bill Harbaugh