Econometrics Students Present Their Independent Research

December 10, 2014

Econometrics Rapoport

Professor Sohrabji’s students presented their academic research on December 10, 2014.

On December 10th, ten students in ECON 393, Econometrics, presented their academic research to the faculty of the Economics and other departments.

The research seminar presentations were the final piece of their independently designed research projects. Earlier in the semester, each student identified a topic of interest, refined their focus to ask a specific question, found relevant literature and specified an empirical model based on theory. They subsequently collected data and conducted empirical analysis using the econometric software, EVIEWS. Students then work on multiple drafts of their work, which culminates in a polished, professional academic paper.

Associate Professor Niloufer Sohrabji’s students worked on the following projects during Fall 2014:

Marilyn Baremore, “Factors of Female Marathon Times in the Olympics”

Kate Connelly, “Factors for Improving Graduation Rates among Students of Color in Four-Year Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts”

Anna Dai, “Recent College Graduates in the Labor Force: A Regression Analysis of Macroeconomic Variables and the Unemployment Rate”

Catherine Devellis, “Infant Mortality Rates: A Regression Analysis of its Social and Economic Determinants across the Globe”

Katerina Goudouros, “How to Win: An Analysis of the Factors that Impact the Winning Percentages of Major League Baseball Teams”

Grace Hastings, “How Development Affects Democracy: A Study on Political and Economic Development Influencing Levels of Democracy”

Laura Meadows, “Factors that Affect SAT Scores in Massachusetts Towns”

Olga Rapoport, “Factors that Affect Trade Volume between USA and the BRIC Countries”

Rhea Roy, “Eight Hundred is Enough: An Analysis of the Determinants of SAT Scores”

Sara Shkreta, “Are Nordic Countries Happier than Other Countries?”