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Research

In addition to excellent teaching, faculty members of the Economics & Business department at Colorado College engage in a wide array of research. The department also hosts a blockly seminar series, which brings in researchers from around the country to present their findings.

Department working papers (from faculty or students) can be sent via mail or by email. Please submit requests to the Economics Paraprofessional. Requests should include the working paper number and name(s) of the author(s).

Most working papers are available through the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). Papers not found on SSRN may be downloaded directly.

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Year

Student

Paper

Faculty

Outcome

CC Working
Paper

Bruni Award

Published

1

1992

Robert Naeser

Playing with Borrowed Water: The Value of Instream Flows on the Arkansas River

Mark Smith

Natural Resources Journal  (1995)

n/a

 

YES

2

2004

Erin Spenner

The Demand for NFL Attendance: A Rational Addiction Model

Fenn and Crooker

Journal of Business and Economic Research  (December 2010)

2004-01

NO

YES

3

2004

Shannon Carney

The Determinants of NFL Viewership: Evidence from Nielsen Ratings

Fenn

retired project

2004-02

NO

NO

4

Oct 2006

Abdou N’Dir

ESO Expense Recognition and Market Efficiency

Laux

Journal of Applied Business Research

 (2nd Q, 2007)

n/a

YES

YES

5

Oct 2006

Mayya Komisarchik

Trends in Stadium and Arena Construction, 1995-2015

Fenn

International Journal of Sports Finance and Urban Studies (submitted but rejected)

2010-03

 

YES

 

NO

6

Oct 2006

Michio Ohno

Competitive Balance in the Nippon Baseball League

Fenn

International Journal of Sport Finance (revise and resubmit)

n/a

YES

 

NO

7

2006

Kate Sneed

Are Many Heads Better than Two? Recent Changes in International Technological Collaboration

Johnson

Journal of Law, Ethics and Intellectual Property  (June 2009)

2006-01

NO

YES

8

May 2007

Erica Wind

Straddle Option Profitability in Corporate Lawsuits

Laux

Journal of Business and Economics Research  (Nov 2007)

2007-03

 

YES

 

YES

9

April 2007

Nicholas Wold

New Equity Performance Following Chapter 11 Emergence

Laux

Journal of Business and Economics Research

 (Aug 2007)

n/a

YES

 

YES

10

Aug 2007

Katherine Sneed

Selling Ideas: The Determinants of Patent Value in an Auction Environment

 

Johnson

R&D Management  (Jan 2009)

2007-05

 

YES

 

YES

11

Aug 2007

 

Joseph Crabb

 

Fueling the Innovative Process: Oil Prices and Induced Innovation in Automotive Energy-Efficient Technology

Johnson

Energy Journal  (Jan 2010)

2007-04

YES

YES

12

May 2008

Thomas Joiner

Energy Star: A Competitive Advantage?

 

Laux

Journal of Business Case Studies

 (Oct 2008)

2008-04

 

YES

 

YES

13

July 2008

Christen Lara

The Anatomy of a Likely Donor: Econometric Evidence on Philanthropy to Higher Education

 

Johnson

Education Economics  (Jan 2013)

2008-05

 

YES

 

YES

14

July 2008

Kelly Hugger

NAFTA Toward a Common Currency: An Economic Feasibility Study

Ghosh

Undergraduate Economic Review (

2008)

n/a

YES

 

YES

15

April 2009

Hilary Johnson

An Ounce of Prevention or a Pound of Cure? Short- and Long-Run Effects of Pharmaceutical Patents on U.S Health Care Expenditures

 

Johnson

International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Medical Science and Innovation  (August 2013)

2009-01

YES

 

YES

16

May 2009

Brendan Hannah

Determinants of Recent Online Purchasing and the Percentage of Income Spent Online

 

Lybecker

International Business Research  (Oct 2010)

2009-02

 

YES

 

YES

17

July 2009

Janet West

Including Cash-Flow Risk in

Stock Return Analysis

Laux

Journal of Business and Economics Research

 (Jan 2010)

n/a

YES

 

YES

18

Dec 2009

Steven Polk

Lending a Hand: A Quantile Regression Analysis of Microlending’s Poverty Impact

Johnson

Asian Economic and Financial Review  (July 2012)

2009-10

 

YES

 

YES

19

Sept 2009

 

Nicole Gurley, Alex Stiller-Shulman, Stephen Fischer

The NWIMBY Effect (No Walmart In My Backyard): Big Box Stores and Residential Property Values

Johnson and Lybecker

Social Science Journal (under revision)

2009-09

NO

IN PROGRESS

20

2009

Geoffrey Clemm

Emerging U.S. Climate Policy: Where We are and How We Got Here

Smith

Listed on SSRN

2009-04

 

NO

NO

21

Aug 2009

Christopher Ryan Hughes

Thought for Food: A New Dataset on Innovation for Agricultural Use

 Johnson

White Paper for USDA (2009)

2009-03

NO

YES

22

Jan 2010

Matthew Payne

Price Determinants for Ditch Company Shares in Colorado’s South Platte Basin

Smith

American Journal of Agricultural Economics

(submitted)

2011-5

YES

 

YES

23

Feb 2010

Tyler McMahon

The Arkansas Valley Super Ditch: An Economic Analysis of Rotational Fallowing

 

Smith

Journal of the American Water Resources Association (2013)

2011-3

YES

 

YES

24

March 2010

John Brunkhorst

Profit Maximization in the National Football League

Fenn

Journal of Applied Business Research (Jan/Feb 2010)

n/a

YES

 

YES

25

April 2010

Haley Barton

Executive Pay Inefficiencies in the Financial Sector

Laux

Journal of Applied Business Research

 (July/Aug 2010)

2010-02

 

YES

 

YES

26

April 2010

Jayash Paudel

A Behavioral Approach to Stock Pricing

Laux

Journal of Applied Business Research

 (May/June 2010)

2010-01

 

YES

 

YES

27

Aug 2010

Alex Stiller-Schulman

 

Fruits of their Neighbors:The Role of Geography in Agricultural Innovation

 

Lybecker and Johnson

European Review of Agricultural Economics (rejected)

2010-07

YES

 

NO

28

Nov 2010

David Carlson

Does Principal Pay Matter?

An Analysis of Principal Compensation and School Performance

in Colorado K-12 Public Schools

 

Johnson

Journal of Social Sciences  (March 2016)

2010-09

YES

 

YES

29

Dec 2010

Erin Spenner

The Demand for NFL Attendance: A Rational Addiction Model

Fenn

and Crooker

Journal of Business and Economic Research  (Dec 2010)

n/a

NO

YES

30

2010

Smriti Agarwal and Jayash Paudel

Does HIV/AIDS Related Knowledge Affect Men’s Decision to have Sexual Encounters with Commercial Sex Workers? Evidence from sub-Saharan Africa

de Araujo

Oxford Development Studies (forthcoming)

2010-05

 

NO

YES

31

April 2011

John “Jack” Naito

Derivative Usage: Value-Adding or Destroying

Laux

Journal of Business and Economics Research

n/a

YES

 

YES

32

Aug 2011

E. Claire Preston

Fastest in the Pool: The Role of Technological Innovation on Swimming Record Breaks

Johnson

International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology  (March 2015)

2011-1

YES

 

YES

33

2011

William Sweatt

Does Fighting Promote Winning? Evidence from pre and post CBA NHL Data

Fenn

Journal of Sports Economics (rejected)

n/a

NO

NO

34

2011

Matthew Baer

Loss Aversion on the PGA Tour: An Analysis of the Cut and the Win

 

Fenn

Journal of Sports Economics (under requested revision)

n/a

NO

IN PROGRESS

35

2011

Brad Dsida

Do Cheaters prosper? An analysis of doping in the Tour de France

Fenn

under review

n/a

NO

IN PROGRESS

36

2011

 

Matthew T. Payne

The Influence of the Real Estate Market on Water Right Values in New Mexico’s Middle Rio Grande Basin

Smith

Natural Resource Journal (submitted)

2011-4

YES

YES

37

Sept 2011

Nicole Gurley

Viral Economics: An Epidemiological Model of Knowledge Diffusion in Economics

Johnson

Oxford Economic Papers  (August 2016)

2011-6

YES

YES

38

Nov 2011

Amy Schultheis and Devin Nadar

‘Should I buy here, or keep driving? The effect of geographic market density on retail gas prices’.

Johnson

Journal of Business  (April 2016)

2011-15

YES

YES

39

July 2011

Kristina Shoyleva

Cache Me If You Can: Rational Addiction to the Leisure Activity of Geocaching’.

Johnson

International Journal of Humanities and

Social Sciences, (August 2011)

2011-04

NO

YES

40

Oct 2011

Jeffrey Moore

Sure, But Who Has the Energy? The Importance of Location for Knowledge Transfer in the

Energy Sector

Lybecker and Johnson

Proceedings of Academics World Conference (December 2016)

2011-14

NO

YES

41

Nov 2011

Stephen Lagos

Self Esteem, Education and Wages Revisited

de Araujo

Journal of Economic Psychology (2013)

2011-12

YES

YES

42

Jan 2012

Jeffrey Moore

Can You Hear Me Now? The Importance of Location for Knowledge Transfer in the Telecom-munications Sector

Lybecker and Johnson

IEEE conference proceedings, Dallas (June 2012)

n/a

NO

YES

43

Feb 2012

Jeffrey Moore

Where are the eco-innovators? Analysis of the knowledge flows between successive generations of green technology innovations

Lybecker and Johnson

World Renewable Energy Forum Proceedings, Denver (June 2012)

n/a

NO

YES

44

June 2012

Abdoulaye Dabo

A Probability Model for Earnings Restatement

Laux

Journal of Business & Economics Research; Nov 2012 Volume 10, #11

2012-05

YES

YES

45

June 2012

Yannick Schindler

Mortgage Meltdown: Default Sensitivity to Declining Home Values and Loan-to-Value Ratios

Laux

Journal of Applied Business Research

Volume 28, #6

2012-04

YES

YES

46

June 2012

Rachel Vitale

The Economic Efficacy of Banking Mergers: 2006-2008

Laux

Journal of Applied Business Research

Nov 2012

Vol 28, #6

2012-06

YES

YES

47

June 2012

Margaux Miller

Women’s Health Knowledge, Sexual Empowerment, and HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa

de Araujo

World Development (submitted)

n/a

YES

YES

48

Oct 2012

Emil Dimantchev

The costs of improving biodiversity co-benefits from REDD+

 

Smith

Conservation Letters (submitted)

n/a

YES

 

IN PROGRESS

49

Dec

2012

Dan Ward

Trading Biopharmaceutical Stocks after Catastrophic one-Day Declines

Parco

Social Science Journal (submitted)

n/a

YES

IN PROGRESS

50

March 2013

Sylvie Scowcroft

The Importance of Being Steve: An Econometric Analysis of the Contribution of Steve Jobs's Patents to Apple's Market Valuation

Johnson

International Journal of Financial Research (April 2016)

2013-01

NO

YES

51

April 2013

Sarah Spears

Purple in a Black and White World: Transgender in the US Military

Parco

Armed Forces and Society (accepted March 2014)

 

Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences

2014-01

YES

YES

 

April 2014

Sarah Spears

Transgender Military Personnel in the Post-DADT Repeal Era:

A Phenomenological Study

Parco

Armed Forces & Society

2014-05

?

YES

52

July 2014

Kate Cheng

 Do Preferences for Amenities Differ Among Home Buyers? A Hedonic Price Approach

 

de Araujo

Journal of Housing Economics (submitted)

 

Social Science Journal (special issue)-under review

2014-02

YES

YES

53

Aug 2014

Bryce Daniels

More Where That Came From:

Induced Innovation in the American Oil and Gas Sectors

Johnson

Energy (under revision)

2014-03

YES

 

IN PROGRESS

 

Nov 2014

Sarah Spears

Beyond DADT repeal: Transgender evolution within the US military

Jim Parco

International Journal of Transgenderism, 17(1), 4-13

2014-11

?

YES

54

May 2015

Samuel Keene

Consumer Satisfaction and Stock Price Behavior: A Case of Diminishing Returns

Laux

Journal of

Business

& Economics

Research (Vol. 14, #4), attended International Business Conference, London, June 2015

2015-01

YES

YES

55

May 2015

Andrew Worthington

Competitive Balance in the Champions League Era: How One Financially Unregulated Decade

Has Altered the Competitive Behavior of English Premier League Soccer Clubs

Laux

submitted to Journal of

Applied Business Research

2015-02

YES

NO

56

May 2015

Kirby Leyshon

The Impact of International Information Disclosure Requirements on Market Discipline

de Araujo

Journal of Financial Stability (submitted)

2015-03

YES

YES

57

July 2015

Sidharth

Moktan

The consequences of civil war and political instability on Nepali tourism

de Araujo

Oxford Economic Papers (submitted)

2015-04

YES

IN PROGRESS

58

July 2015

Gavin Nachbar

Cooperative Types and Adaptive Play in a Five-Player Centipede Game

Parco

Rationality and Society (submitted)

2015-05

YES

IN PROGRESS

59

May 2017

Chris Mayo-Smith

The effects of player heterogeneity on firm performance: Measuring the impact of international diversity in the National Basketball Association

Parco & Fenn

Undecided

n/a

 

IN PROGRESS

60

May

2017

Jayash Paudel

Demographic Responses to a Political Transformation: Evidence of Women’s Publications Empowerment from a Natural Experiment in Nepal

De Araujo

Journal of Comparative Economics

Volume 45, Issue 2

2016-6

NO

YES

 61

2014

Smriti Agarwal

Access to Media and HIV Knowledge in India

De Araujo

 Economies, 2(2), pp.124-146, 2014

?

NO

YES

62 

2013

Andrea Tukan

Does Overcrowding and Health Insurance Type Impact Patient Outcomes in Emergency Departments

De Aruaujo and

Maroula Khraiche

 

 

Health Economics Review, 25(3), pp. 1-7

?

NO

YES

63 

2013

Stephen Lagos

Self-Esteem, Education, and Wages Revisited

De Araujo

Journal of Economic Psychology, 34(1), pp. 120-132

?

YES

YES

64 

2012

Smriti Agarwal

On the Association Between HIV Knowledge and Unsafe Sexual Behavior in India

De Araujo

International Journal of Development Issues, 11(3), pp. 227-234

?

YES

YES