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Economics Students Present Research at National Conference

Posted by: blackwellc | June 6, 2018 | No Comment |

Graduating Seniors Caroline Carmichael and Meg Montgomery each made presentations at this year’s Association of Private Enterprise Education in Las Vegas. On April 2, 2018, both Meg and Caroline presented their posters at a special session focusing on undergraduate research.

Caroline’s presented work on income inequality. In her poster, “The Regional Determinants of Income Inequality,” she showed that a number of factors significantly impact income inequality at the state level. In particular, more economic freedom, increased education and higher union participation rates all seem to reduce income inequality.

Meg’s research project, “An Analysis of the Gender Wage Gap Amongst Congressional Staff Members,” formed the basis of her Bachelor’s Essay for the Honors College. In her research, she found that women Congressional staffers suffered from a larger pay gap than the 2017 national average, and that this gap was larger for women working in Republican legislator’s offices.

Congratulations to Meg and Caroline for presenting their hard work!

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