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Students in Dr. Sandra Trejos’ Economics 363 will present the 2014 Economic Development Symposium April 24 and 29 and May 1 in 106 Still Hall, Clarion University.

After establishing a research question and using statistical methods, students find empirical evidence to be able to make final recommendations to address a specific problem faced by less developed countries.

The presentation schedule is:

April 24
  • 1:50 p.m. – Laura Coon, “Income Inequality and Economic Development in Brazil”
  • 2:05 p.m. – Ryo Ogura, “Happiness and Economic Development”
  • 2:20 p.m. – Clinton Thompson, “An Adjusted Human Development Index”
  • 2:35 p.m. – Martin Gagliano, “Education and Its Effects on GDP in Brazil, China and India”
  • 3:05 p.m. – Michael Alexander, “Urbanization and the Effects on Economic Growth”
April 29
  • 1:50 p.m. – Sharon McFadden, “Child Labor and Economic Development in Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire and India”
  • 2:05 p.m. – Curtis Shilling, “Gender Bias and Education in Asia”
  • 2:20 p.m. – Ryan Brantner, “Poverty in El Salvador”
  • 2:35 p.m. – Brett Gilliam and Donald Catalone, “Royal Dutch Shell’s Impact in Nigeria”
  • 2:50 p.m. – Anna McNurlen, “Gendercide in Eastern Asia”
  • 3:05 p.m. – Jane Cooke, “Human Trafficking: The Economic Factors in Connection with Modern Day Slavery”
May 1
  • 1:50 p.m. – Loran Jackson and Ashton Smith, “Hardships of Educational Attainment on Females and Mothers in the U.S. and Latin America”
  • 2:05 p.m. – Brittany Fritz, “The Decision to Have Children: Fertility Rates, Female Education and Violence in Venezuela”
  • 2:20 p.m. – John Fratangeli, “Migration and Economic Development in Ireland”
  • 2:35 p.m. – Mark Baier, “A Sectoral Approach to Water Pollution and Economic Development in China”
  • 2:50 p.m. – Sarah Skinner, “Women and Economic Development in Africa”
  • 3:05 p.m. – Emily Leon, “Poverty in the Dominican Republic”

Trejos welcomes people to stop by for any or all of the presentations. For information, email Trejos at

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4/29/2014 12:30 PM

Economics students present results of research