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April 5, 2018

Economics student to present at undergraduate research symposium

Submitted by Dan Kuester

Evan Hallum, junior in economics, will present his paper on "The Effects of the Trade Weighted U.S. Dollar and Unemployment Rate on Manufacturing Production Growth Rate" at the 12th annual Dallas Federal Reserve Undergraduate Research Symposium on Friday, April 6. 

Joshua Kelley, Kate Schieferecke and Maggie Roth, economics majors, also will attend the conference and participate in the program. They will be accompanied by faculty advisor Dan Kuester.

The paper stemmed from a project developed in Lance Bachmeier's economics forecasting class.

The symposium attracts students from across the country who perform some of the most impressive economic research among undergraduate students. Undergraduate students are completely in charge of this conference in terms of selecting the approved papers and organizing the event with the help of the Dallas Federal Reserve. In 2017, less than one third of the submitted papers to this conference were accepted for presentation.

The department thanks Bachmeier, Hugh Cassidy, Kevin Hurt and Devaughn Casey-Means for their helpful suggestions as Hallum developed his presentation.

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