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Vol. XXXI, Spring 2019

The Duke Journal of Economics is published each year to showcase outstanding research in economics by Duke Graduate and Undergraduate students.

We congratulate the authors of the research presented in this issue.

Charles Becker & Ed Tower, Faculty Advisors to the Journal
Dongkeun Lee, Associate Editor



Undergraduate Articles

Durham and Gentrification: Assessing the Impact of Displacement in the Bull City by Armin Ameri

The Impact of Violence in Mexico on Education and Labor Outcomes: Do Conditional Cash Transfers Have a Mitigating Effect? by Hayley Barton

The Impact of Collegiate Athletic Success and Scandals on Admissions Applications by William J. Battle-McDonald

The Future of Economic Geopolitics: Network Effects in Intercultural Trade by Joshua Curtis

Responses to EU Carbon Pricing:The Effect of Carbon Emissions Allowances on Renewable Energy Development in Advanced and Transitional EU Members by John Dearing

Investigating a Case of Alleged Collusion in Michigan Public Oil and Gas Lease Auctions by Lucas Do

Does Media Coverage of Sexual Assault Cases Cause Victims to Go to the Police? Evidence from FBI Data and Google Trends by Harry Elworthy

Wrangling the Herd: A Cross-Cultural and Cross-Industry Approach to Herding Market Behavior by Tyler Fenton and Jarred Kotzin

The Impact of Originality in a Transitioning Movie Industry by Jacob Graber-Lipperman

Evidence of Stalinist Terror in Modern Adult Height Data by David Henderson

Collusive Strategies in EC Cartel Cases and Implications for Antitrust Compliance Programs by Rhea Padival and Divya Srinivasan

Social Capital and Financial Development after Economic Shocks: Evidence from Italy after the Financial Crisis of 2007-2009 by Sujay Rao and Ethan Lampert

Female Labor Force Participation in Turkic Countries:A Study of Azerbaijan and Turkey by Natasha Jo Torrens

Graduate Articles

A Theory of Ambiguous Property Rights: Choices, Efficiencies, and Transition Paths by Bangyu He

Vol. XXX, Spring 2018

The Duke Journal of Economics is published each year to showcase outstanding research in economics by Duke Graduate and Undergraduate students.

We congratulate the authors of the research presented in this issue.

Charles Becker & Ed Tower, Faculty Advisors to the Journal
Dongkeun Lee, Associate Editor



Undergraduate Articles

Regulatory Uncertainty: The Impact of the 2015 Open Internet Order on Broadband Infrastructure Investment by Dane Bourcy Burkholder and Chin Jie Lim

How Consumers Respond to Food Safety Crisis A Study of Peanut Butter and Egg Recalls on Consumer Behavior by Yanwen Chen

What Fosters Innovation? A Cross-Sectional Panel Approach to Assessing the Impact of Cross Border Investment and Globalization on Patenting Across Global Economies by Michael Dessau and Nicholas Vega

The Impact of Environmental Disamenities on Property Values:Evaluating the Municipal Fringe by Ryan B. Hoecker

The Effect of Competition on Strategic Discharge at Long-Term Acute-Care Hospitals by Michael Karamardian

Benefit Spillovers and Higher Education Financing: An Empirical Analysis of Brain Drain and State-Level Investment in Public Universities by Chinmay Pandit

Effect of Sentiment on Bitcoin Price Formation by Brian Perry-Carrera

Vol. XXIX, Spring 2017

The Duke Journal of Economics is published each year to showcase outstanding research in economics by Duke Graduate and Undergraduate students.

We congratulate the authors of the research presented in this issue.

Charles Becker & Ed Tower, Faculty Advisors to the Journal
Dongkeun Lee, Associate Editor



Undergraduate Articles

Economic Models and Magical Realism: An interdisciplinary approach to development through a concurrent analysis of 1960’s-70’s Latin American Structuralism and One Hundred Years of Solitude by Ibanca Anand

Japan’s “Furusato Nouzei” (Hometown Tax):Which areas get how much, and is it really working? by Kay Hasagawa

Determinants of NFL Spread Pricing: Incorporation of Google Search Data Over the Course of the Gambling Week by Shiv S. Gidumal and Roland D. Muench

The Investment Cost of Currency Crises in Emerging Markets: An Empirical Treatment from 1994-2015 by Eric Ramoutar

Team Payroll Versus Performance in Professional Sports: Is Increased Spending Associated with Greater Success? by Grant Shorin

Determinants of Franchise Value in the National Basketball Association by Matthew Van Liedekerke

Graduate Articles

An Analysis of Upstream and Downstream Interaction, From a View of Principal-Agent Relationship by Boya Xu

Why Master’s Programs in Top Schools Thrive by Lizi Yu

Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan by Lin Zhao

Romantic Relationship Towards Marriage: An Option Approach by Lin Zhao