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Graduate Research in Economics

Recent Graduate Student Projects and Activities


Six M.A. in Economics students completed projects in collaboration with the Voinovich School of Leadership. Many of the projects focused on Appalachian counties.

  • Soo Hyun Hwang, An Empirical Analysis on the Effectiveness of Federal Aids on Rural Poverty: The Case of Appalachian Ohio
  • Wade Litt, Oil and Gas Production: Consequences in Local Banking Loan and Deposit Portfolios
  • Xi Mao, Temperature Changes and Residential Electricity Consumption
  • Hyeran Chung, The Effect of Housing Price on Fertility: Evidence from Ohio Counties
  • Miran Chung, The Effect of the Rate of Single-Parent Families on Teen Birth Rate:Evidence using Ohio county-level data
  • Hyunkyu Ko, The Effect of the Size of a University on Local Educational Attainment: Evidence from Ohio Counties

MFE student Nick Jones participated in the 14th annual RISE Forum at the University of Dayton. RISE is the longest running student investment conference in the world. Jones passed the Level 1 CFA exam and has obtained a job at a well-known financial advising firm.

M.A. student Jihyun Eum was admitted to four Ph.D. programs (University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Purdue University and Ohio State University. She accepted an offer from Ohio State.

M.A. student Daniel Kanyam was admitted to the Ph.D. program in Applied and Agricultural Economics at the University of Georgia.

Graduate students Dianzi Zhang and Wade Litt received 1st and 2nd place prizes at the 2013 Research Expo.

Graduate student Xi Mao was admitted to the Ph.D. program in Economics at George Technical University.

Alumni Thomas Ruchti received his Ph.D. in Economics from Cal Tech and has accepted an assistant professor position at Carnegie Mellon.

Alumni Kweku Opoku-Agyemang received his Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has accepted a post-doc at the University of California-Berkeley.

Walter Theodo, MFE-Pickerington, passed Level 3 of the CFA exam. He has now earned his CFA designation and is now employed by JP Morgan Global Fixed Income.

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