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Vol. XXXII, Spring 2020

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

Undergraduate Articles

Taxing Marijuana and the Road to Reparations: Comparing the Colorado and Illinois Cannabis Markets by Tommaso Carlo Filippo Babucci

Predictors of Student Loan Repayments: A Comparison Between Public, Private For-Profit and Private Nonprofit Schools by Mannat Bakshi and Arjun Ahluwalia

The Elusive “Stock-Picker’s Market”: Dispersion and Mutual Fund Performance by Jacob Epstein

Where You Live and Where You Move: A Cross-City Comparison of the Effects of Gentrification and How these Effects Are Tied to Racial History by Divya Juneja

Forecasting Corporate Bankruptcy: Applying Feature Selection Techniques to the Pre-and Post-Global Financial Crisis Environments by Parker Levi

The Impact of Medicare Nonpayment: A Quasi-Experimental Approach by Audrey Kornkven

An Unequal Dream: The Mortgage Rate Premium Paid by Black Communities by Michael Nicholson

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

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