In May 2013, the Economics Department held the second Annual Economics Poster Competition and Exhibit. Undergraduate and graduate students were invited to design posters displaying their research efforts on any topic in economics. A faculty committee judged the posters, which were on exhibit to the public, similar to poster sessions at professional conferences. About 50 students participated, with a total of 28 posters entered in the contest.
Matthew Pinchback tied for first place with his poster, “Measuring the Stigma Cost of Public Transit.” Ann Secrest, who shared first-place honors with Matthew, presented her poster, “Factors Influencing Hybrid Vehicle Sales in 2010.” Eric Boyd, Samuel Valdez and Ramon Vivero won third place for “The Decision to Hit-and-Run: An Expected Loss Model.”
The poster competition was an overwhelming success, and the department looks forward to the upcoming competition in May 2014.