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Hoop Dreams: An Empirical Analysis Of The Gender Wage Gap In Professional Basketball, Hailey Dicicco Jul 2020

Hoop Dreams: An Empirical Analysis Of The Gender Wage Gap In Professional Basketball, Hailey Dicicco

Business and Economics Presentations

The gender wage gap is a very prominent point of discussion in the professional world, but in the sports world, it has taken the spotlight in recent years. One sport that has seen discussion and debate over salary differences is the National Basketball Association and Women’s National Basketball Association. In 2018, the average salary in the NBA was 6.4 million dollars, while the average salary in the WNBA was 71,635 dollars. A reason why these salaries are so differently is due to the amount of revenue that each league brings in. The NBA brings in roughly 7 ...


A Fishy Situation: Large-Scale Versus Small-Scale Aquaculture In Zambia, Ellie Templeton Apr 2020

A Fishy Situation: Large-Scale Versus Small-Scale Aquaculture In Zambia, Ellie Templeton

Business and Economics Presentations

This study examines the socio-economic effects of large-scale and small-scale farmers on fish production in Zambia. The government has recently encouraged small farmers to raise fish in order to decrease poverty and increase food security. However, it can be hard to make money when the large-scale, wealthy farmers are taking over the market. The possession of chicken manure to aid in fish production was significant in its impact on yields. It can be assumed that since this manure is expensive, poorer, smaller farmers are not reaping the benefits of this fertilizer since they cannot afford it.


Cash For Gold: An Economic Analysis Of The Olympic Games, Connor De Faber-Schumacher Apr 2020

Cash For Gold: An Economic Analysis Of The Olympic Games, Connor De Faber-Schumacher

Business and Economics Presentations

No abstract provided.


When Pigs Fly: A Study On The H1n1 Virus, Femi Adetola Apr 2020

When Pigs Fly: A Study On The H1n1 Virus, Femi Adetola

Business and Economics Presentations

In early 2009, a severe respiratory infection began to spread through the state of Veracruz, Mexico. Initially ruled an “outbreak”, it was officially declared an “epidemic” after evidence had shown that the virus had been present for months. From this it led to 12 months of panic and uncertainty around the globe. In this presentation I will look at what economic impact, if any, the H1N1 virus also known as Swine Flu had on the economy.


Invisible Hand Or Collective Command: Unionized Effect On State Wages, Michael Felix Apr 2020

Invisible Hand Or Collective Command: Unionized Effect On State Wages, Michael Felix

Business and Economics Presentations

No abstract provided.


The Million-Dollar Smile: The Economic Analysis Of Facial Symmetry In The Nfl, Marion Fortino Apr 2020

The Million-Dollar Smile: The Economic Analysis Of Facial Symmetry In The Nfl, Marion Fortino

Business and Economics Presentations

No abstract provided.


New Age Of Cinema: Factors Affecting Movie Theater Ticket Sales, Victoria Kroha Apr 2020

New Age Of Cinema: Factors Affecting Movie Theater Ticket Sales, Victoria Kroha

Business and Economics Presentations

No abstract provided.


From Physical To Digital: The Evolution Of The Recorded Music Industry, Ronald Matthew Apr 2020

From Physical To Digital: The Evolution Of The Recorded Music Industry, Ronald Matthew

Business and Economics Presentations

In this project, through time series regression analysis I look to explain the reemergence of the recorded music industry through variables such as paid streaming subscriptions, downloads, physical sales, and lastly online video and social media advertising spending. I plan to answer the research question, “What are the most impactful factors on recorded music revenues, and where will revenues be in the near future?” This will be answered by hypothesizing that the adaptation of the recorded music industry is due to the utilizing of the digital world’s tools, instead of condemning it for piracy and illegal streams. The independent ...


Super Bang For The Super Buck: An Economic Analysis Of Super Bowl Advertisements, Marissa Pownall Apr 2020

Super Bang For The Super Buck: An Economic Analysis Of Super Bowl Advertisements, Marissa Pownall

Business and Economics Presentations

Advertising has played an important role in television and has been widely used by a variety of different businesses to help increase their brand awareness as well as promoting their products. Specifically in the Super Bowl, established brands use this opportunity to reinforce themselves in the market. The average price of a 30-second Super Bowl Ad in 2020 was $5.6 million. This brings into question: What is the economic impact of Super Bowl advertisements on a company's revenue?


Fast And Furious: An Analysis Of What Factors Are Contributing To The Rapid And Unobstructed Rise In The Death Rate Of The Opioid Overdose Epidemic, Hailey Dicicco Apr 2020

Fast And Furious: An Analysis Of What Factors Are Contributing To The Rapid And Unobstructed Rise In The Death Rate Of The Opioid Overdose Epidemic, Hailey Dicicco

Business and Economics Presentations

No abstract provided.


Mo’ Money Less Problems: Personal Factors That Correlate With Post-Baccalaureate Attainment, Zachary Goss Apr 2020

Mo’ Money Less Problems: Personal Factors That Correlate With Post-Baccalaureate Attainment, Zachary Goss

Business and Economics Presentations

From the years 1960 to 1997, Bachelor’s Degrees in the United States tripled. More interestingly though, that same time period saw both Master’s and Doctorate degrees in fields such as business, medicine and law quadruple with about a third of students having graduate degrees by 1997. With upwards of 3 million students to enroll in post-baccalaureate programs in 2017, this paper aims to look at personal factors such as: the number of children someone has, the ages of those children, whether or not the employer is paying for the student to attend graduate school, whether the student is ...


Love On The Brain, Luke Gehlhaus Apr 2020

Love On The Brain, Luke Gehlhaus

Business and Economics Presentations

No abstract provided.


Boom & Bust: The Perils Of Guaranteed Long Term Contracts. Evidence From Ops100 Performance Over The Contract Cycle, Heather M. O'Neill Jul 2015

Boom & Bust: The Perils Of Guaranteed Long Term Contracts. Evidence From Ops100 Performance Over The Contract Cycle, Heather M. O'Neill

Business and Economics Faculty Publications

This study focuses on panel data of 256 MLB free agent hitters under the 2006-2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) to demonstrate that hitters, on average, increase their offensive production, measured by OPS100, during the last year of their contract and subsequently underperform the first year of the newly signed long term contract. The contract year phenomenon arises from the incentive to land a lucrative guaranteed contract for players not intending to retire. Signing a long term guaranteed contract creates an incentive to shirk (underperform) the first year of the new contract because performance and pay become unlinked and the need ...


Do Mlb Hitters Boost Performance In Their Contract Year?, Heather M. O'Neill Aug 2013

Do Mlb Hitters Boost Performance In Their Contract Year?, Heather M. O'Neill

Business and Economics Faculty Publications

This study focuses on 256 MLB free agent hitters playing under the 2006-2011 CBA to determine whether they boost their offensive performance in their contract year. Prior studies’ results are mixed, depending on the econometric technique used and the choice of the offensive performance measure.

Having multiple year observations per player, one can incorporate the unobserved traits of the players (ability, risk aversion, work ethic, etc.) by using Fixed Effects (FE) estimation. Since these unmeasured player traits are likely to be correlated with observed predictors of performance (games played, playoff contention, age, etc.), traditionally used Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) and ...