Celebrating economic inquiry

Labor Economics Professor John Nunley, left, with money and banking student presenters Michael Marchese (middle) and Drew Hamilton (right).

Students present, learn from one another at annual event Dec. 5

Every semester UW-La Crosse students in several 300-400 level economics courses present their class projects to College of Business Administration faculty and other economics students.

At this year’s semiannual Celebration of Student Inquiry in Economics on Wednesday, Dec. 5, students gave poster presentations in fields including money and banking, labor economics, and the economics of sports.

Collaborative projects like this are one way UWL’s Department of Economics engages students in high impact practices. Increasing opportunities for students to engage in high impact practices or HIPs is part of a university-wide strategic goal of advancing transformational educational opportunities for students.

Several students pulled double duty during the event. They presented two posters as they had enrolled in multiple classes that were participating in the celebration. Above, Nicole Dockendorf took pride in both of her presentations, which included using the yield curve to forecast economic recessions, as well as how age determines salaries in major league baseball.

From left, Professor of Economics Michael Haupert, dressed appropriately for the economics of sports presentations, and Associate Professor of Economics James Murray, at the event.

Sports economics student Courtney Schanau shares her work on estimating potential racial discrimination of major league baseball salaries.

Money and banking student Casey McClure shares his work on negative interest rates.

Sports economics student Abby Glaus shares her work on the economics of baseball
salaries with Economics Lecturer Jabob Michels.

Labor economics students Aaron Lambrecht, top-left; Jordan Lowe, bottom-left; and Alexa Thurmes, right, presented their joint work estimating the gender pay gap in STEM occupations.

Money and banking student Mark Yeakel discusses his project on financial market regulation with his classmate Drew Hamilton.

Matthew Ross stands with his two posters, which included inflation targeting monetary policy and the economics of major league baseball player salaries.

Money and banking student Casey Nicewander shares his work on banking regulation and deregulation.