On Saturday April 30th, students and faculty from Colby, Bates, and Bowdoin came together for the Second Annual CBB Economics Conference. Faculty and students spent the day presenting their research on many fields of specialization within economics. Senior economics majors were encouraged to present their honors work while underclassmen could learn and ask questions about professional economic research.
According the organizing committee, “[The conference’s] first aim is to provide a forum for intellectual exchange among CBB economics faculty in different fields, our second is to showcase possible areas for advanced student research or faculty-student collaboration.”
Last year, Andreas Waldkirch and Fei Yu, Assistant Professors of Economics, presented their papers “The Spatial Effects of Direct Foreign Investment in the U.S.,” and “Participation of Firms in Voluntary Environmental Protection Programs: An Analysis of Corporate Social Responsibility and Capital Market Performance,” respectively. This year, Guillermo Vuletin presented “The Role of CBI on Optimal Taxation and Seignorage” and Samara Gunter presented “State Earned Income Tax Credits and Participation in Regular and Informal Work.”
The conference is funded by a Mellon Foundation CBB Collaborative Faculty Enhancement Grant.