Economics Student Wins Spring 2019 Undergraduate Research Poster Competition

Apr. 26, 2019

On Friday, April 26, six posters submitted by undergraduate economics students were part of the poster competition at the Spring 2019 Undergraduate Research Conference. The poster sessions allow students from across disciplines to highlight their research. 

Economics student Amani Chaar won the Business and Hospitality portion of the presentation competition for her research on "The Effects of Renewable Portfolio Standards and the Deregulation of US Energy Markets on Electricity Prices." Amani's faculty mentors are Dr. Bradley Wimmer and Dr. Djeto Assane.

Jovana Kenic, Yuenyu Li, Noah Robotham, Ashley Schobert, and Richard Solberg, mentored by Dr. Djeto Assane, placed second for their research on "The Motherhood Wage Penalty and the Persistence of the Wage Gap."

The other posters topics and teams included:

  • "How Effective is School Funding?" presented by Berenice Vazquez
  • "Elementary School's Academic Performances on housing prices in the Las Vegas 
  • Metropolitan Area" presented by Alicia Zepeda, Kostandina Zenuni, Patricia Ramirez, Rodrigo Vazquez
  • "Determinants of Home Value in the Summerlin Area" presented by Alex Gonzales
  • "Joining the ROTC at UNLV" presented by Sergio Peraza