Two Marietta College Economics students - Yuan Tao '12 (Beijing, China) and Qi Li '12 (Beijing, China) - recently won awards at Bowling Green State University's Undergraduate Economics Student Paper Contest and Conference.
Tao won first place in the Macroeconomics Division with his paper, "The Puzzle of Economic Growth in China: An Econometric Study." The purpose of this paper was to find factors that have significantly affected economic growth in China during 2002-07. It was also written to give a general brief on economic growth in Western China and how Eastern China is lagging behind.
With his paper, "The Determinants of College Tuition: An Econometric Study of 120 Four-Year Private Colleges in the U.S," Li won third place in the Microeconomics Division. The paper was an empirical study of the determinants of college tuition among 120 randomly selected four-year private colleges in the United States.
"I would like to say that I am very proud of my students," said Dr. Jacqueline Khorassani, Professor of Economics. "They competed against strong students from colleges such as Oberlin, Kenyon and Denison University and managed to win the first-place and the third-place awards in two separate categories."
Other schools that participated were: Bowling Green State University, University of Notre Dame, John Carroll University, Xavier University, Denison University, Oberlin College, University of Michigan and Kenyon College.