The Senior Thesis is the culmination of Duquesne Economics program. The Senior Thesis is a self-directed project in which the student produces an original, publishable piece of independent research. It is the student's responsibility to conceive the thesis. It is the student's responsibility to meet deadlines. It is the student's responsibility to seek out advice and guidance. View the style guide.

Winners of the Outstanding Thesis Award by Academic Year

2010-2011
Vicinie, Laura (2010) "Propensity of Parental Divorce and the Educational Attainment of Children," Economics Senior Thesis, Duquesne University.

2009-2010
Horne, Peter (2009) "Forecasting's Final Destination: How Well Can Individuals Predict their own Death?," Economics Senior Thesis, Duquesne University.

2008-2009
Valchev, Rossen (2008) "Transparency and Performance in Bureaucracies," Economics Senior Thesis, Duquesne University.

2007-2008
Brady, Kristyn (2007) "State Government Size and Economic Growth: A Panel Data Analysis of the United States Over the Period 1986-2003," Economics Senior Thesis

2006-2007
Whitaker, Mark (2006) "The Impact of Foreign Aid on Economic Growth," Economics Senior Thesis, Duquesne University.

2005-2006
Curcio, Chris (2005) "A New Economic Measure of the Standard of Living Ranking U.S. Metropolitan Areas," Economics Senior Thesis, Duquesne University.

2003-2004
Schepis, Karissa (2003) "The Probability of a Legislator Being the Decisive Voter: Implications for Shrinking the Size of Government," Economics Senior Thesis, Duquesne University.