Prof. Patrick McGuire

Many Economics majors choose to complete an Honors project on a topic of their interest. Most or all of the work associated with an Honors project is done in the senior year, though it may be begun earlier, and culminates in a research or critical paper or its counterpart in the creative arts.

Here's a sampling of what some of our students have worked on:

  • John Matthew C. Camara '19, "Ethnic Enclaves: Wage Premium or Wage Penalty for Second Generation Asian Americans?"
    Prof. Judith McKinney, Adviser
  • Lindsey Mulligan '18, “Humanity at Work: The Social Implications of Technological Advancements”
    Keoka Grayson, Adviser
  • Clinton Dunn '17, "Major League Discrimination: Wage Premiums for International and Designed Players in Major League Soccer"
    Prof. Christina Houseworth, Adviser
  • Jacob A. Powell '14 "The Origins of Crisis - A Marxian Analysis from 1970s to the Great Financial Crisis"
    Joseph Rebello, Adviser
  • Michael D. Green '14 "A Mathematical Model of College Friendships"
    Yan Hao, Adviser
  • Yuqi Ge '14 "Art Finance and Economic Crisis: A Study of Capital Gains on Art Sales"
    Warren Hamilton, Adviser
  • Kathryn Klutts '09 "Corporate Social Responsibility"
    Prof. Christopher Gunn, Adviser
  • Derrick Moore '07 "The Impact of Federal Spending on Productivity for the US Economy: An Analysis of Research and Development Spending from the National Science Foundation"
    Prof. Patrick McGuire, adviser
  • Leanne Roncolato '07 "Feminist Movements: Analyzing Alternative Development Programs in Sandinista Nicaragua and India's State of Kerala" (Economics and Social Justice)
    Prof. Christopher Gunn, Adviser
  • Ayo Abogen '06 "An Input Output Model of the Finger Lakes Region: Policy Simulations on the Impact of an INcrease in Spending on the Finger Lakes Region
    Prof. Patrick McGuire, Adviser
  • Michelle Grocke '06 "The Overall Well-Being of the United States: An Analysis, a Critique and a New Perspective"
    Under the direction of Prof. Pat McGuire and Prof. Jo Beth Mertens
  • Shannon Phillips '05 "An Economic Model of the Finger Lakes Region
    Prof. Patrick McGuire, adviser
  • Matthew Simpson '04 "Sleeping With an Elephant: A Canadian Defense Against 21st Century U.S. Protectionism"
    Prof. Christopher Gunn, Adviser
  • Sarah R. Powell '05 "The Significance of Foreign Direct Investment in the Hungarian Privatization Process"
    Prof. Jo Beth Mertens, Adviser
  • Amber Beutel '02 "Having Your Fish and Eating Them, Too: An Economic Analysis of Fisheries Management"
    Prof. Jo Beth Mertens, Adviser



The HWS Investment Club is a student-run organizations that may be of interest to students studying economics.

For more information about this organization or to learn about starting your own economics-themed club, contact Kristen Tobey ( in the Office of Student Activities.



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