Student Theses

Thesis topics by CMC students who have completed the CMC Financial Economics Sequence as well as those in the dual degree BA/MA program.

2023-2024 Senior Theses

Fall 2023

Defne Arpacioglu, BA/MA, Market Mayhem: Unraveling the Intricacies of the M&A Cycle Amid Economic Turmoil, Prof. Murat Binay

Oluwatimilehin (Timi) Balogun, FES, Inflationary Pressures: Analyzing the Varied Effects of Inflation on Acquisitive Crime across 17 U.S. Cities, Prof. Julio Garin

Brandon Bova, FES, The Impact of How the Covid-19 Pandemic Changed the Characteristics of Loans in the United States Between Borrower Industries That Are Heavily Supported by Government Stimulus, compared to those Not Supported to the Same Extent, Prof. Nishant Dass

Jackson Gonzales, FES, Mexican and Chinese American Remittance Spending: Social and Cultural Linkages vs. Economic Behaviors, Prof. Benjamin Gillen

Spencer Kent, FES, Bio-Bust: Investigating Biotech Stock Factors Contributing to Abnormal Returns in the Wake of Silicon Valley Bank’s Failure, Prof. Eric Hughson

Ian Larson, BA/MA, AI-nvesting: An Empirical Analysis with Sector Categorization and Prompt Complexity Considerations Assessing the Predictive Power of ChatGPT in Stock Market Forecasting, Prof. Eric Hughson

Rachana Muvvala, FES, Unions’ Impact on Firms’ Financial Decision Making: A Look at Right-to-Work Laws and their Impact on Firms’ Leverage Decisions, Prof. Serkan Ozbeklik

Carolina Nobili, BA/MA, Predicting Financial Failure for Retail and Hospitality Companies in the United States, Prof. Nishant Dass

Julissa Ponce, BA/MA, Which to Prioritize: Philanthropy, Environmental, or Diversity activities? Exploring the Financial Impacts of Different Types of Corporate Social Responsibility, Prof. Benjamin Gillen

Gavin Rosser, FES, Long-Term Performance of PE-Backed IPOs, Prof. Fan Yu 

Maria Izabella Sakoda, BA/MA, Breaking the Biotech Code: A Closer Look at Therapeutic Focus, Treatment Type, and Clinical Development Stage in Post-IPO Performance of Biotech Companies, Prof. Benjamin Gillen

Joseph Tanuri, FES, Post-Earnings-Announcement Drift in Indonesia, Prof. Benjamin Gillen

William Turner, FES, CEO Characteristics That Lead to Extreme Outperformance: A Statistical Analysis of William Thorndike’s “The Outsiders”, Prof. Nishant Dass

Zara Vakath, FES, Activism Aftershocks: Looking Beyond the Short-Term Stock Surges Caused by Activist Hedge Fund Campaign Announcements, Prof. Eric Hughson

2022-2023 Senior Theses

Fall 2022

Joshua Angle, BA/MA, To ESG or Not to ESG? The Looming Decision for American State Pension Funds, Prof. Eric Hughson

Michal Bachar , BA/MA, Equity financing choices as a market signal? Differences in CVC and IVC-backed companies’ Tobin’s Q post-IPO, Prof. Eric Hughson

Andrew Cohen, FES, Executive Option Mix and Firm Litigation Risk, Prof. Andrew Finley

Benjamin Cooney, FES, A County-level Analysis of California Cap-and-Trade Auctions and the Corresponding Investments in Emissions Reduction Projects, Prof. Nishant Dass

Lok Yiu “Natalie” Leung, BA/MA, The Effect of Securities Class Action Lawsuits on Investor Sentiment, Prof. Benjamin Gillen

John “Will” Wallace, FES, The Anti-ESG Equity Premium, Prof. Eric Hughson


Spring 2023

Joshua Allen, FES, Is There a “Sin Premium” Abroad? An Investigation into Chinese Sin Stocks,      Prof. Eric Hughson

Michael Colangelo, BAMA, Does Firm Payout Behavior Serve as a Signal for Future Profitability? Prof. Benjamin Gillen

Connor Cryan, FES, The Effect of Changes in US Money Supply on S&P 500 Returns During the Global Financial Crisis and COVID-19 Recession, Prof. Julio Garin

Joseph Ganley , FES, Are Stable Coins Stable? Stable Coins’ Exposure to Cryptocurrency and Financial Market Volatility, Profs. Dass/Fernholz

Christopher Garnett, FES, An Event Study of Corporate Venture Capital Investments and Streaming Service Launch Events by Media & entertainment Firms (1999-2020), Prof. Darren Filson

Henry Harvego, FES, Institutional Capital Effect’s on Single-Family Housing Markets, Prof. Benjamin Gillen

Jack Holden, FES, The Proximity Penalty by Sector: The Case of the War in Ukraine, Prof. Julio Garin

Elizabeth Iwicki, BA/MA, Doing Well While Doing Good? The Cost of Responsible Investing, Prof. Eric Hughson

Ali Jaffri, FES, Exploring Triangular Arbitrage Opportunities in the Bitcoin Markets: A Comprehensive Study of Market Dynamics and CME Options, Prof. Nishant Dass

Adam Koszut, BA/MA, Tail Risk Hedging: Do Hedged Portfolios Outperform Unhedged Portfolios Over the Long Run? Prof. Eric Hughson

Samantha Manywa, FES, Evaluating the Performance of U.S. Card Networks in the New Fintech Era: An Event Study Analysis, Prof. Darren Filson

Christina Nguyen, BA/MA, The Impact of Mortgage Rates on Housing Permit Activity in California: An Analysis of the National Average 30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rate on California Housing Supply through Building Permit Activity from 2001-2021, Prof. Yong Kim

Benjamin Pelz , BA/MA, Ownership Investments into Sports Franchises: A New Asset Class, Prof. Benjamin Gillen

Alex Wahba, FES, Transfer Valuation Model for European Football Players, Prof. Ricardo Fernholz

Harrison Weier, BA/MA, Startup Outcome: Convexity of Website Traffic as a Proxy for Success, Prof. Nishant Dass

Weiliang Zhang, FES, Were Market Expectation Fulfilled Post-Brexit? An Investigation into European Economies from 2016-2022, Prof. Eric Hughson

Sabrina Zhou, BAMA, The Effect of Remaining Lease Term and Buyer Type on Retail Estate Capitalization Rate: A Case Study of Dollar General Transactions from 2007-2021, Prof. Nishant Dass

2021-2022 Senior Theses

Fall 2021

Kartikeya Agarwal, BA/MA, Comparing Post-IPO Abnormal Returns Between SPACs and Traditional IPOs, Prof. Hughson   

Simon Alexander, FES , Ex-Dividend Day Price Drops From 1965 to 2020: Investigating Elton and Gruber’s Marginal Shareholder Tax, Prof. Hughson

Audrey Guilloteau, BA/MA, The Threat of Activist Intervention: A Determinant of 8-K Disclosure for Industrial Companies, Prof. Gillen      

Samuel Harrison, BA/MA, Virus Effects vs. Vaccines and Policy Responses: Relative Market Performance Across 80 Countries during the Covid-19 Pandemic, Prof. Burdekin

FJ Husic, BA/MA, Do Hedge Funds and Credit Default Swap Markets Shape Recovery Rates, Prof. Yu

Samuel Johnson, BA/MA, Media Merger Madness: An Event Study Analyzing Acquiror Returns in Media & Entertainment, Prof. Binay

Tanya Kapoor, FES, Retail Investor Attention and Returns of Biotech Stocks, Prof. Binay

Robert Liu, FES, NFT-Related Companies: Token Sale Returns, Prof. Smith

Maisy Mills, FES, The Supplier Shield: COVID-19 Effects on Suppliers of Highly Affected Industries, Prof. Dass

Alexa Nicole Schulten , BA/MA, How Do Firm Characteristics Affect Stock Price Reactions to COVID-19 Fiscal Stimulus? Prof. Binay

Alexandra Wilson, FES, Private Equity – the Rescue or Destruction of Financially Distressed Investments, Prof. Binay


Spring 2022

Brooklyn Button, FES, Corporate Vaccine Mandates: An Event Study on Announcements of Company COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates for Employees, Profs. Joshua Rosett & George Batta

Matthew Hines, BA/MA, Bubbles Through the Years: An Examination of Unique and Analogous Characteristics among Financial Manias from the South Sea Bubble to the Great Financial Crisis, Prof. Richard Burdekin

Alexander Karasinski, BA/MA, The Predictive Power of Insider Trading Post IPO Lockup Expiration, Prof. Eric Hughson

Michael Murphy, BA/MA, Securing the overnight Rates: A Study of Alternative Reference Rates in Illiquid Overnight Tri-Party Repo Markets, Prof. Fan Yu

Dylan Porter, FES, Liquidity Outbreak: A 49 Country Analysis of the Money Supply’s Effect on Stock Markets during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Prof. Richard Burdekin

William Smith, FES, The Impact of Merger and Acquisition Events on the United States Video Game Industry, Prof. Nishant Dass

Andrew Wraith, FES, Balance Sheet Strength: A Retrospective Analysis of Corporate Liquidity

and Solvency and Firm Stock Returns, Prof. Peter McAniff

Raizel Yu, BA/MA, Round after round: Understanding dry powder as a determinant of spread in leveraged loans, Prof. George Batta

Jessica Cuna Zamora, BA/MA , How Punxsutawney Phil’s Predictions Affect the Stock Market: A Groundhog Day, Prof. Eric Hughson

2020-2021 Senior Theses

Fall 2020

Alexander Alsop, BA/MA, Investigating the Power of Analyst Price Targets in Generating Abnormal Returns, Prof. Eric Hughson

Alexander Barker, FES, The Impact of Credit Rating Adjustment Methodologies on Market Perceptions of Default Risk, Prof. George Batta

Rebecca Berger, FES, What Factors Are Responsible For The Variation In Stock Market Returns Of G20 Country Benchmark Indices During The 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic? Prof. Murat Binay

Maxwell Dawson, BA/MA, How Good are Equity Analysts? Investigating the Impact of Analyst Recommendations on Portfolio Performance, Prof. Benjamin Gillen

Rishi Raj Deva , FES, The Effect of Firm ESG Performance on the Cost of Issuing Corporate Bonds in the U.S. Debt Market, Prof. Eric Hughson

David “Jake” Halle, FES, Twitter’s Relationship with Overreaction in Individual Security Returns, Prof. Eric Hughson                         

Declan Judge, BA/MA, Did Sarbanes-Oxley Alter M&A Activity Among Corporations Charged With Financial Accounting Fraud? Prof. Murat Binay

Matiss Ozols, FES, Zoom In, Class Out: An Event Study on Publicly Traded Ed Tech Firm Valuations During COVID-19, Prof. Janet Smith      

Dawson Reckers, FES, A Relationship in Flux: Changes in Stock Market Linkages between China and Africa, Prof. Richard Burdekin

Michael “Matt” Sill, BA/MA, Don’t Get Screwed: What Factors Determine the Inclusion of J. Crew Blockers? Prof. George Batta

John Soranno, FES, VC Portfolio Size: Is Bigger, Better? Prof. Janet Smith  


Spring 2021

William Birchard, BA/MA, How Debt Restructuring affects the Market Value and Financial Statements of the Retail Industry due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Prof. Benjamin Gillen

Ruyan Chu, BA/MA, A Case Study on Chinese Politically Connected Firms Post-US Listing, Prof. Janet Smith

Coleman Cornell, FES, Converged Subset Portfolios: An Extension to Subset Optimization, Prof. Benjamin Gillen    

Luke Dhillon, FES, The Effect of the Georgia Senate Runoff Election on the Intradaily Returns of Renewable Energy, Cannabis, and Oil, Prof. Fan Yu

Sean Emery, BA/MA, Impact of CEO Departure for Perceived Ethical Misconduct on Equity Returns: A Comprehensive Analysis of the Market’s Efficiency on Ethics, Prof. Lisa Meulbroek          

Benjamin Figueroa, FES, Performance of Pairs Trading within Volatile Markets: Distance, Cointegration, and Copula Methods, Prof. Eric Hughson                         

Stuti Grover, FES, The Impact of Tweeting Support for Black Lives Matter on Firm Value: An Event Study Analysis, Prof. Darren Filson

Christopher Hu, BA/MA, The Effect of Comprehensive Privacy Legislation on Firms’ Stock Returns: Empirical Evidence from California’s CCPA and CPRA, Prof. Andrew Finley


Geun “Kevin” Kim, BA/MA, An Event Study of the Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Returns of Franchised & Not-Franchised Firms in the U.S. Restaurant Industry, Prof. Darren Filson

Patricio Madero, FES, Latin American Stock Market Interdependence: A Dynamic Fluctuation Across Time, Prof. Angela Vossmeyer          

Cade Moffatt, FES, SPAC Success Factors: Determinants of Post-Acquisition Share Price Growth, Prof. Nishant Dass

Julia Schulman, FES, Gambling Autonomy: The Impact of Latin American Central Bank Independence on Risk Aversion within Monetary Policy Implementation, Prof. Angela Vossmeyer      

Chance Sears, FES, Intellectual Capital’s Impact on Corporate Performance During the Age of Digitalization and the COVID-19 Pandemic, Prof. Joshua Rosett

Jeremy Seow, FES, Determinants of a Successful SPAC, Prof. Nishant Dass   

Samuel Soo, FES, Diversifying Investment Portfolios with Collectible Sneakers: Expected Returns and Benefits of Diversification, Prof. Janet Smith


2019-2020 Senior Theses

Fall 2019

William Buckstaff, FES, Viral Businesses and Initial IPO Returns, Professor Richard C.K. Burdekin

Dylan Byrd, BA/MA, It’s All Downhill from Here: Evidence supporting downward sloping demand curves for stocks near the Russell 1000/2000 cut-off, Professor Murat Binay 

Connor Gaskin, FES, How Announcements of the Qualified Mortgage Patch Expiration Have Impacted the United States Housing Market, Professor Eric Hughson 

Justin Hull, FES, Strategies for the Modern Investor: Evaluating Stock Recommendations from CNBC’s Fast Money, Professor Eric Hughson  

Nicholas Johnson, BA/MA, Does Complexity Pay? A Study on the Effectiveness of Various Forms of Regression at Fundamental Analysis, Professor Lisa Meulbroek

Konnor Kwok, FES, “Heat Seeking” The Truth: An Analysis of the “Heat Seeker” Trading Algorithm, Professor Murat Binay

Connor Lehner, FES, Do Divested Assets Outperform Full-Scale Acquisitions in the Short-Run?, Professor George Batta 

Austin Long, BA/MA, Property-type diversification effects on equity REIT firm value, Professor Eric Hughson

Phoebe Madsen, BA/MA, The Leverage Effect In Mergers And Acquisitions: How the Level and Type of Leverage Affects M&A Success, Professor Lisa Meulbroek

Charles Mangum, FES, “It’s Gonna be Yuge”: The Impact of Chinese Imports on United States Manufacturing Firm Valuations, Professor William Lincoln 

Nicholas Pibl, FES, Measuring a Successful Marriage: The Impact of Target Company ESG scores on the Merger Arbitrage Spread, Professor Murat Binay

James Alex Plunk, BA/MA, The Information in Levering Up: An Analysis of Market Reactions to Leverage Changes in Biotech, Professor Eric Hughson


Spring 2020

Jacob Bain, BAMA, Investigating the Relationship Between Interest Rates and Lodging Reit Returns: Analyzing the Variability After the Global Financial Crisis, Prof. Eric Hughson

Tyler Chen, BAMA, A Re-Examination of the Interest Rate Sensitivity of Business Development Company (BDC) Stock Returns, Prof. Janet Smith

Christian Curcio, FES, Analyzing the Minute by Minute Price Reactions to the SP500 future Index Following President Donald Trump’s Tweets, Prof. Eric Hughson

Samuel Garvin, BAMA, The Effect of Signaling Activity by Commodity Producing Companies on Future Operating Performance and Future Commodity Returns, Prof. George Batta 

Yiping (Sarah) Lu, BAMA, Predicting Recovery Rates using Machine Learning Algorithms: the Relative Usefulness of Alternative Methods, Prof. George Batta

Alexander McKenna, FES, Explaining Stock Returns Surrounding Novel Drug Approvals Using Drug and Firm Characteristics, Prof. Darren Filson  

Lude Rong, FES, Financial Market Reactions to Violation Disclosures from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Prof. Mary Evans 

Tanisha Sheth, FES, A Choice Model for Correspondent Banking Relationships, Prof. Angela Vossmeyer

Colton Smith, BAMA, A Further Investigation into the Prevalence of the Winner’s Curse Using Post-Great-Recession Data, Prof. Benjamin Gillen

Samuel Willett, FES, Investor Reactions to the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program, Prof. Mary Evans

Jingcheng “Eric” Zhu, FES, Robust Backtesting Analysis Evaluating Different Moments Estimation Strategies with Subset Optimization in Large US Equity Universe, Prof. Benjamin Gillen   


2018-2019 Senior Theses

Fall 2018

Patricio Aguilar, FES, The Nature of Latin American Markets in the Presence of Credit Events, Prof. Fan Yu

Hannah Berg, FES, Liquidity Risk and Mutual Fund Manager’s Stock Choice, Prof. Eric Hughson

Mackenzie Bradford, BA/MA, To Rely or Not to Rely? A Study of how Analyst Earnings Forecast Error Changes Leading up to Recessions, Prof. Matthew Magilke and Prof. Manfred Keil

Nicholas DeGallier, BA/MA, Venture Capital Investment Duration: Asia, Europe, and North America, Prof. Murat Binay  

Yutao (James) Jiang, BA/MA, Leveraged Buyouts: The Predictive Power of Target Firm Characteristics, Prof. George Batta 

James Keneally, FES, Modeling Returns on Carbon Emission Allowances: An Application to RGGI, Prof. Mary Evans and Prof. Mark Huber

Jack Lori, FES, The Growth of Socially Responsible Investing in U.S. Equity Markets and Abnormal Sin Stock Returns, Prof. Daren Filson

Logan Miller, FES, California, the Land of Opportunity Zones: Using the Real Estate Market to Evaluate a New Tax Program, Prof. Matthew Magilke

Charles Novogradac, BA/MA, An Evaluation of a Simple Merger Arbitrage Strategy in Middle-Market Mergers and Acquisitions, Prof. Darren Filson 

Mark Sui, BA/MA, Do There Exist Industry-Specific Predictors of Deal Failure in Technology M&A?, Prof. Murat Binay 

Krystal Sung, FES, Are Women Executives Hurting Firm Performance? An Examination of Gender Diversity on Firm Risk, Performance, and Executive Compensation, Prof. Heather Antecol

Shujie (John) Xia, BA/MA, IPO Underpricing: The Role of Expected Future Business Conditions, Prof. Eric Hughson 


Spring 2019 

Jared Barclay, BA/MA , Golden Years: Gold Mining Equity Returns After Introduction of the All-In Sustaining Cost Metric, Prof. Matthew Magilke

Chloe Cho, BA/MA, Does managerial risk-taking incentives for R&D investments translate to future earnings? Prof. George Batta

Mackenzie Cooney, FES, YIELD – CURVE MOMENTUM, Prof. Eric Hughson

Matthew Daruty, FES, The Fall of the 10-K Report: Measuring the Impact of Accounting Ratios on Financial Performance, Prof. Matthew Magilke

John Everett, FES, Passive Investing’s Implications for Actively Managed Funds, Prof. Eric Hughson

Roma Forest, BA/MA, Value of Corporate Political Ties in Southeast Asia, Prof. Eric Hughson

Jennifer Mace, FES, Are CDS Auctions the Tail Wagging the Dog? An Empirical Study of Corporate Bond Return Volatility at the Time of Default, Prof. Fan Yu

Alexander Malmlund, FES, The Financial Incentives to Adopting Corporate Social Responsibly and Socially Responsible Investing Practices, Prof. Matthew Magilke 

Nikolas Papageorgiou, FES, M&A Performance: Market’s Initial Reaction as an Unbiased Indicator or Post-acquisition Performance, Prof. Murat Binay  

Lan Phan, FES, Voluntary Disclosure of Non-Financial Key Performance Indicators during Earnings Releases, Prof. George Batta

John Savard, FES, Abnormal Returns around Lock-Up Expiration Date and the Explanatory Power of Insider Trading for Technology Firms, Prof. Yong Kim

Joseph Scheuer, FES, Growing Earnings Response Coefficients: Are analysts getting smarter, or are investors getting lazy? Prof. Eric Hughson

Patrick Thomas, FES, Financing Method and Abnormal Returns in Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions, Prof. Murat Binay

Sylvan Zhang, FES, The Predictive Power of the VIX Futures Prices on Future Realized Volatility, Prof. Fan Yu



2017-2018 Senior Theses
Crystal Anderson, FES, The Effect of the Mandatory Adoption of IFRS on Transparency for Investors, Professor George Batta
Emily Bassett, FES, The Effect of Chinese Capital Control Liberalizations on Shanghai Stock Market Integration, Professor Richard Burdekin
Abhishek Biyani, FES, An Event Study to understand the Varied Response of Demonetization on the Indian Stock Exchange, Professor Cameron Shelton
Bhavika Booragadda , FES, IPO Underpricing and Insider Wealth Maximization in Internet firms, Professor Lisa Meulbroek
Cara Brinster, FES, The Mortgage Interest Deduction and Implications of Its Limitation In Tax Reform, Professor Matthew Magilke
Jack Brown, FES, The Effects of the Correspondent Banking Network on the Real Economy, Professor Angela Vossmeyer
Victor Bunce, BA/MA, Does Growth Drive Valuation? An Analysis of Percent Revenue Growth as a Multiples-Based Valuation Method in Public Mergers and Acquisitions , Professor George Batta
Amberish Chitre, BA/MA, The Effect of the Change in Call Loan Rates and Volatility on Stock Returns in 1929: An Empirical Study into a Determinant of the Great Depression, Professor Eric Hughson
Tim de Silva, FES, Are Volatility Expectations in Different Countries Interdependent? A Data-Driven Solution to Structural VAR Identification for Implied Equity Volatility Indices, Professor Fan Yu
Kendall Greenberg, BA/MA, You Can Run But You Can’t Hide: The Advance of Shareholder Activism, Professor Murat Binay
Alexander Huesing, FES, Crude Oil Volatility during the Shale Revolution, Professor Eric Hughson
Kanishk Kapur, FES, Is the Accruals Anomaly More Persistent in Firms With Weak Internal Controls? , Professor George Batta
Ammar Karmali, FES, Analyzing Large Shocks to the Dows Jones Industrial Average using Historical Industry-Specific Leverage Ratios, Professor Eric Hughson
Bryan Lynch, FES, The Effect of Gender Diversity on Liquidity Risk and Bank Performance, Professor Yaron Raviv
Clara Madsen, FES, The Effects of U.S and UK Quantitative Easing on the U.S and UK Commercial Real Estate Markets, Professor Richard Burdekin
Joe Malgesini, FES, A Smart Beta Approach to Fama-French and Profitability, Professor Eric Hughson
Arya Nakhjavani, FES, Geo-Political Risk-Augmented Capital Asset Pricing Model and the Effect on Long-Term Stock Market Returns, Professor Eric Hughson
Geno Quaid, BA/MA, Event Study of Amazon Entering New Markets and the Effects on Incumbent Firm Stock Prices, Professor Eric Hughson
Lauren Rosenberger, FES, The Impact of Regulation on Industry Abnormal Returns Following The 1933 Bank Holiday, Professor Eric Hughson
Benjamin Sacks , FES, Model Specification for CMBS Loan Default: A Retrospective Look at CMBS Performance Through the Great Recession, Professor Eric Hughson
Latisha Shah, BA/MA, Institutional Ownership in Relation to the Mandatory Audit Firm Rotation Rule and its Effect on Audit Quality, Professor Andrew Finley
Aarushi Tibrewala, BA/MA, Risk and Returns: The Impact of Political Risk on Financial Returns in Emerging and Developed Markets, Professor Murat Binay
Shruti Topudurti, BA/MA, Determinants of Flows Between Active and Passive Equity Investments, Professor Darren Filson
Daniel Walker, FES, Returns to Buying Winners and Selling Losers: A Look at Cryptocurrencies, Professor Fan Yu
Peter Welch, FES, Model Specification for Bank Failure: A Retrospective Look at Banks in Missouri during the Great Depression, Professor Angela Vossmeyer
Zihan (Cathy) Ye, FES, Success Factors of First Time Fund in Venture Capital, Professor Darren Filson
2016-2017 Senior Theses
Nathan (Gator) Adams, FES, Is Silence the Answer?, Professor George Batta
Tanvi Bhargava, FES, Financial Performance of Football Teams: Effects of Win Maximization, Performance and Transfer Spending on Stock Prices, Professor Richard Burdekin
Jack Gerstenberger, FES, The Impact of Macroeconomic Changes on Restaurant Segment Stock Returns, Professor Darren Filson
Jinlin (Dennis) Gu, FES, Housing Prices in Jingjinji, Huninghang and Pearl River Delta, Professor Richard Burdekin
Matthieu Hafemeister, FES, Understanding the Impact and Implications of Labor Leverage on Cash Holdings, Professor Joshua Rosett
Griffin Lazarus, FES, Stock Returns and Industrial Production: A Sectoral Analysis, Professor Marc Weidenmier
Jizi Lu, FES, Effects of the Gender of the Real Estate Agents on House Prices, Professor Yaron Raviv
Tania Salomon, FES, The Risk-Return Characteristics and Diversification Benefits of Fine Wine Investment, Professor Manfred Keil, Janet Smith
Chuyi (Wendy) Sheng, FES, The Impact of the Shadow Banking Industry on the Effectiveness of Monetary Policies in China, Professor Richard Burdekin
Yunyi (Joanna) Wang,  Does Wall Street Love the Federal Reserve?, Professor Eric Hughson
Chengwu (Harris) Xuan, FES, Does the Use of Financial Derivatives Affect Distance-to Default: Evidence from U.S. Holding Companies, Professor George Batta
2015-2016 Senior Theses
Najeer Ahmed, FES, Addressing the Post-Keynesian Critique: Exchange Rate Determination with an Extended Mundell-Fleming Model, Professor Sven Arndt
Justin Beck, FES, NAFTA’s Impact on Mexico, the U.S., and Canada’s Economies: A Look at Stock Returns, Professor Sven Arndt, Ricardo Fernholz
Ahmed Eltamami, FES, The Effect of Increased Regulation on Option Use within the Information Technology Industry, Professor Lisa Meulbroek
James Ingram, FES, The Effects of the 1933 Bank Holiday and the Emergency Banking Act of 1933 on the Systematic Risks of Various Industries, Professor Eric Hughson
Eduardo Ramirez, FES, Does Size and Industry Affect CEO Performance? The Effect of CEO Succession Announcements on Firm Value, Professor Darren Filson
Sharan Seth, FES, The Effects of Managerial Turnover on Share Prices of Publicly Traded English Football Teams, Professor Darren Filson
Andrew Sova, FES, The Effect of Negative Special Items on Future Income in Different Sectors , Professor Eric Hughson
Zhengyang Xu, FES, Contagion and Competitive Intra-Industry Effects of Default Announcements – Evidence from Chinese Bond Market, Professor Fan Yu
Xinying Yow, FES, Measuring the Effectiveness of China’s Capital Flow Management and Progress on Capital Account Liberalization, Professor Sven Arndt
Emily Zhang, FES, San Francisco’s Housing Price Surge: Strained Market Fundamentals or Exaggerated Expectations?, Professor Richard Burdekin
Shiyu Zhang, FES, Relationship between Real Estate Market and Stock Market in China, Professor Fan Yu