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The Student Conference in Business and Economics

The annual conference provides students an opportunity to present their research in front of peers, faculty, business executives and alumni. Typically held in April, the conference features Best Paper Awards, a keynote speaker and alumni panel. All presenters are invited to attend the Department Banquet following the conference sessions.

The papers are published in the Business & Economics Digest.

Call For Papers -- Abstract submission
Instructions to Presenters 

The 2016 Conference

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Hoover Center for Business

TIME LOCATION EVENT
1:00 H212 Opening Remarks:  Susan Traverso, Provost and Senior Vice President, Elizabethtown College
1:10 H212 Keynote Speaker:  Ambassador John B. Craig, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress, Washington, DC and Ambassador in Residence, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA
Presentation: “Myths and Realities – The Future of Oil in International Economic Policies”
2:00 H212

SESSION A |  Moderator:  Professor Dmitriy Krichevskiy

  • Tien Hoang , “Do large corporations pay their fair share amount of tax?”
  • Torin McFarland, “Sporting Mega-Events:  A Meta-Analysis
  • Linh Nguyen , “The implication of stock index futures as market price indicator
  • Tien Hoang, Minh Hoang, Trung Le, Isaac Martin, & Lydia Dearie, “CFA Institute Research Challenge: Toll Brothers, Inc.” 
 3:00 H212 BREAK 
 3:15 H212 

SESSION B |  Moderator:  Professor Terrie Riportella

  • Courtney Conrad, “Economic Lessons from Hamilton the Musical
  • Lydia Dearie , “Social Responsibility Strategies’ effects on Organizational Reputation and Success
  • Lindsay Sympson , “Storytelling in Advertising:  The Impact of Brand Character on Consumer Perception
  • Kasey Dietrich, Hoa Nguyen, Linh Nguyen, Josh Peters & Jameson Weaver, “Toll Brothers: A Comprehensive Investment Analysis
5:30 KAV

Department of Business Awards Banquet -- By Invitation

 ◊ Department of Business Honors in the Discipline Presenter

The 2015 Conference:

TIME LOCATION EVENT
1:00 H212 Opening Remarks:  Susan Traverso, Provost and Senior Vice President, Elizabethtown College
1:10 H212 Keynote Speaker:  Bappa Choudhury "Planning for Success in College and Beyond: Triple B's"
2:00 H212

SESSION A |  Moderator:  Professor Terrie Riportella

  • Hannah Blecker ◊ "Personal Financial Education for Elizabethtown College Students"
  • Samantha Chavanon ◊ "Consumer Language Knowledge and Its Impact on Foreign Brand Names Perception"
  • Corey Eshelman ◊ "Assessing the Role of Commodities in a Balanced Portfolio for the Individual Investor"
  • David Gallop "Operation Market Garden: An Analysis of Strategy Gone Wrong"  
 3:00 H212 BREAK 
 3:15 H212 

SESSION B |  Moderator:  Professor Bryan Greenberg

  • Hannah Geiger ◊ "Assessing the Gap between Sarbanes-Oxley and Small Business"
  • Trang Hoang ◊ "The Linkage between Insider Trading Activities, Market Efficiency, and Stock Information Content"
  • Alexandra Jenny & Abigail Riccardo "An Empirical Investigation of the International Fisher Effect in Selected Latin American Countries"
  • Tayler Petrowski "Sweet Temptations: Entrepreneurial Opportunities in the Chocolate Confectionary Industry"
5:30 KAV

Department of Business Awards Reception & Banquet -- By Invitation

Department of Business Honors in the Discipline Presenter

Elizabethtown College