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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

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

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

Vol. XXVIII, Spring 2016

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

Variations in Turkey’s Female Labor Market: The Puzzling Role of Education by Rachel Anderson

The Pen or the Sword: Determining the Effects of Different Types of Coups D’état on Income Inequality by Wei Jie Chia

Modeling Variation in U.S. Bank Holding Companies’ Net Interest Margins by Daniel Dorchuck

Tying the Knot: Links Between the Labor and Marriage Markets by Elizabeth Di Giulio, Shafiq Haris, Alexander Prezioso, Michael Temple, Logan Turner, Joseph Ueland and Kevin Zipf

Bidding for Parking: The Impact of University Affiliation on Predicting Bid Values in Dutch Auctions of On-Campus Parking Permits by Grant Kelly

Increased Foreign Revenue Shares in the United States Film Industry: 2000 – 2014 by Victoria Lim

An Economic Approach to Evaluating the Impact of AML/CFT Regulations by Caitlin McGough

Determining NBA Free Agent Salary from Player Performance by Josh Rosen

Graduate Articles

Procrastination by Yuxuan He

The Market for Egg Donation by Stephanie A. Karol

Differential Rate of Return of the Emerging Market Economies by Bineet Mishra

Queen Bees and Domestic Violence: Patrilocal Marriage in Tajikistan by Mavzuna Turaeva

Vol. XXVII, Spring 2015

In the academic year 2014-15 Duke students have published book reviews in the collection of the Asia-Pacific Research and Training network of Trade (ARTNeT) and  United Nations, Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific  (http://artnet.unescap.org/publications.html#fourth). Their reviews have benefited from the wise editing and rapid posting of Dr. Mia Mikic, ARTNeT Coordinator, and her team:

  • Dohun Kim. Prevention and Crisis Management: Lessons for Asia from the 2008 Crisis, by Steven Rosefielde, Masaaki Kuboniwa, and Satoshi Mizobata. World Scientific. 2013.
  • Michelle Laniohan. The Son Also Rises: Surnames and the History of Social Mobility, by Gregory Clark. Princeton University Press. 2014.
  • Clement  Lee. What Have We Learned: Macroeconomic Policy After the Crisis, edited by George A. Akerlof, Oliver J. Blanchard, David Romer, and Joseph E. Stiglitz. MIT Press. 2014.
  • Rita Lo. The Role of Elites in Economic Development, edited by Alice H. Amsden, Alisa  DiCaprio, and James A. Robinson. Oxford University Press. 2012.
  • Saad Usmani and Mahmehr Hamza. GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History, by Diane Coyle. Princeton University Press. 2014.
  • Yifan (Victor) Ye. The Great Rebalancing: Trade, Conflict and the Perilous Road Ahead for the World Economy, by Michael Pettis. Princeton University Press. 2013.
  • May (Zhimeng) Li reviewed Asian Economic Systems, by Steven Rosefielde, World Scientific. 2013, in the Southeast Asian Journal of Economics, December 1014. http://www.econ.chula.ac.th/public/publication/journal/2014/May%20Li.PDF
  • Nikolaus Axmann published a revision of his Duke honors thesis: “What is the Effect of Regulatory Supervision on the Profitability and Outreach of Microfinance Institutions?” in the Southeast Asian Journal of Economics, June 2015. http://www.econ.chula.ac.th/research/ccje/browse?year=2015.

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

Undergraduate Articles

An Economic Analysis of Marijuana Legalization in Florida by Taliya I. Golzar

Medicare’s Prospective Payment System: Do Differences in the Reimbursement Rate Affect Quantity of Care Delivered and Hospital Billing Practices? by Russell Hollis

Understanding Shifts in Population Health-Seeking Behavior Created by Financial Incentive Reform Initiatives: The Impact of India’s Janani Suraksha Yojana Conditional Cash Transfer Program by Ritika Jain

How Does Being a Serial Creator Affect Probability of Campaign Success on Kickstarter? by Minn Htet Khine

Word-of-Mouth Effects in the Holdings and Trading Activities Among Canadian Mutual Fund Managers by Chang Liu

Environmental Impact of Sunbelt Growth: Investigating Trends in Household Carbon Dioxide Emissions by Haisi Liu

The Implications of Population Aging for Economic Growth: A Regional Comparative Study by Paige Muggeridge

Dealing with Data: An Empirical Analysis of Bayesian Extensions to the Black-Litterman Model by Daniel Eller Roeder

Google Search Volume Index: Predicting Returns, Volatility and Trading Volume of Tech Stocks by Xu Rui

The New Landscape of the NBA: The 2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement’s Impact on Competitive Balance and Players’ Salaries by Nicholas Yam

The Effect of Minority History on Racial Disparities in the Mortgage Market: A Case Study of Durham and New Haven by Jisoo Yoon

Multiples Valuation and Abnormal Returns by Joon Sang Yoon

Improving Matching Between Interest Rates and Borrower Riskiness in Microfinance Loans Using Sampling Methods by Jack Willoughby

Security without Equity? The Effect of Secure Communities on Racial Profiling by Police by Jack Willoughby