Economics Undergraduate Research

Research projects give economics students the opportunity to focus on a particular area of interest that might not be covered in depth in your classes. You’ll also learn how to collaborate with faculty members and fellow researchers while developing an idea from start to finish.

Some available undergraduate research opportunities at Truman, such as the TruScholar Program  and the Grants-in-Aid of Scholarship and Research Program, provide funding opportunities for conducting research.

Examples of Student Research Projects

  • “China’s Damaged Crops: Economic Loss from Nitrogen Overuse.”
    Christopher Floyd: Presented at the Truman’s McNair Research Presentations
  • “Sexual Orientation and Income: The Queer Economics of Earning Potential.”
    Megan Burik: Presented at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research at Weber State University
  • “Measuring the Impact of Banking Regulation in Reducing Vulnerability to Financial Crises.”
    Jason Whitely:  Presented at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research at Weber State University
  • The Grameen Bank and Political Empowerment: Evaluating the Sociopolitical Impacts of Microcredit Programs”
    Syed Zaidi: Presented at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research at Weber State University
  • “The Effect of Nuclear Power on Economic Prosperity.”
    Hiroki Sato: Presented at the Student Research Conference
  • “Foreign Direct Investment and Productivity Spillovers in Vietnam”
    Long Nguyen: Presented at the Student Research Conference
  • “Does government Financed Debt Increase Interest Rates: A Comparative Study of OECD Countries”
    Joseph Gebhart: Presented at The TruScholar Research Symposium
  • “Clashing Worlds: The Incorporation of the Warao Tribe into Non-indigenous Venezuelan Society”
    Kathryn Bollman: Presented at the Student Research Conference.
  • “Obesity and Income: A Multiple Linear Regression Analysis of the Relationship of Obesity and One’s Income”
    Christopher Floyd:  Presented at the Student Research Conference