Faculty Student Research

The Lowe Institute sponsors faculty-student research projects on a wide range of economic topics over the summer and academic school year. Recent faculty student research projects include studies on the relationship between Chinese asset prices and inflation, the economics of oil shocks and terrorism, an empirical analysis of auction theory using Starbuck gift cards, and the determinants of Indian wars during the nineteenth century.

2017-18 Faculty Call for Proposals

 2016-17 Lowe Faculty Research Projects

Changes in the Value of a Mortality Risk Reduction over the Past Three Decades
Mary Evans
Lowe RA: Michaiah Young ‘18

Recruiting for Workplace Diversity: A Field Experiment at a Major Finance Company
Jeffrey Flory
Lowe Research Assistant: Zhongyi Yu (“Joey”), Julian Gordy ‘17

Toward an Empirically Correct Model of State Redistricting
Cameron Shelton
Lowe RA:  Hisam Sabouni CGU

Investigate the impact that international diversification has on firm value
William Lincoln
Lowe RA: Jack Gerstenberger ’17, Zixin Elaine Lin ’19, Hang Liang PZR

Estimation and Financial Applications of Beta Random Effects Regression Models
Angela Vossmeyer
Lowe RA:  Anna Balderston ’18, Jack Brown ’18, Kendall Greenberg ’18, Peter Welch ‘18

Compulsory Schooling Laws, Education, and Adult Criminal Convictions: Evidence from Administrative Micro-Data
Serkan Ozbeklik

Using a Ratio Test to Estimate Racial Differences in Wrongful Conviction Rates
David Bjerk
Lowe RA: Nova Quaoser ‘19

Debt Financing Structures in Venture Finance
Janet Kiholm Smith

Stochastically Equivalent Sequential Auctions: A Generalization
Yaron Raviv

A First Look at Brexit and Global Equity Markets
Marc Weidenmier, Eric Hughson, Richard Burdekin
Lowe RA and Co-author: Jinlin (Dennis) Gu ‘17

Coachella Valley Economic Report 2016
Manfred Keil

Contributing Research Assistants:
Wenonah Wang ‘18, CMC
Siyu Wang ‘17, CMC
Norman Paasivaara ‘18, CMC
Ethan Matlin ‘18, POM
Danny Wang ‘18, CMC
Bruce Service ‘17, CMC
Max Urman ‘17, CMC
Yucheng Wu ‘19, CMC
Sarah Baker ‘17, CMC

Coachella Valley City Reports
Manfred Keil

Contributing Research Assistants:
Sarah Baker ’17, CMC
Siyu Wang ‘17, CMC
Wenonah Wang ‘18, CMC
Anant Jaitha ‘17, CMC
Joshua Yeager ‘17, CMC
Andrew Lindquist ‘19, CMC
Emma Henson ‘19, CMC
Jahnavi Kocha ‘19, CMC
John Nkolau ‘19, CMC
Richy Chen ‘20, CMC
Cristina Lee ‘18, CMC
Silvia LeBlanc ‘19, CMC
Samuel Peterson ‘18, CMC

Inland Empire Economic Forecast 2016 Executive Summary
Manfred Keil

Contributing Research Assistants:
Eliana Keinan ‘17, CMC
Max Urman ‘17, CMC
Ryan Chakmak ‘19, CMC
Emma Knoesen ‘17, SCR
Emma Houston ‘19, CMC
Wesley Edwards ‘18, CMC
Lisa Hao ‘20, CMC

All Roads Lead to Greater Los Angeles – Let’s Change That
Manfred Keil

Contributing Research Assistants:
Eliana Keinan ‘17, CMC
Max Urman ‘17, CMC
Ryan Chakmak ‘19, CMC
Emma Knoesen ‘17, SCR
Emma Houston ‘19, CMC
Wesley Edwards ‘18, CMC
Lisa Hao ‘20, CMC
Bruce Service ‘17, CMC
Wenonah Wang ‘18, CMC
Siyu Wang ‘17, CMC
Lakshay Akula ‘17, HMC
Samuel Peterson ‘18, CMC