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Economics students augment education at Global Landscapes Conference

Economics students augment education at Global Landscapes Conference

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Lycoming College economics students recently presented research at King's College Global Landscapes Conference (GLC), which helps to promote the interdisciplinary discussion of research topics across academic curricula, business practice and policy perspective. This year’s conference carried the theme, “Development, Growth, Success, and Wellness in a Turbulent Global Environment.”

Global Landscapes Conference is an interdisciplinary event that assembles scholars, educators, students, and community members who are interested in examining important issues facing mankind, recognizing the need for cooperation among different constituents to find sustainable solutions amid a changing social, economic, and natural environment. An interdisciplinary approach shows that there are many ways to analyze and research a topic.

“Lycoming College makes it a priority to put students directly into situations where they can network, as well as take an active role in the debate on our changing economic landscape. GLC is a wonderful venue for this,” said Lycoming College’s Elizabeth Moorhouse, Ph.D., associate professor of economics and chair of the department. “It is vital for students to have these types of enriching experiences outside of the classroom to help them prepare for careers in economics, as well as for graduate studies.”

Led by Moorhouse, the following students attended and presented research at GLC:

  • Evan Armstrong ’21, a political science and economics major from Lewisburg, Pa., presented, “Infrastructure’s Impacts on the Economies of Developing Countries.”
  • Rebecca Forbes ’19, an economics and Spanish major from Lititz, Pa., and Sharvina Ramphul ’21, an accounting and economics major from Grand Port, Mauritius, jointly presented, “Determining the Effect of Female Education Levels on Economic Growth: A Cross-Country Analysis.”
  • Bryan Manoo ’20, a political science and economics major from Curepipe, Mauitius, presented “How do conflicts affect human rights violations? An Empirical Approach.”
  • Elena Pikounis ’20, an economics major from Catonsville, Md., presented “Who Really Won WWII? How War Affects Economic Growth.”
  • Victoria Ricedorf ’20, a business and economics major from Liverpool, Pa., presented “How Government Expenditures on Education Influence Student Performance: A Cross Country Examination.”
  • Charlie Overmoyer ’20, an economics major from New Oxford, Pa., presented “The Effects of Natural Gas Drilling on the Pennsylvania Housing Market.”

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