Capstone Research

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The senior Capstone project is intended to introduce students to the process of independent economic research and writing, culminating in the Capstone presentation before faculty and students.

The individualized research capstone began in the Department of Economics in 2002. Since that time, five students have had the opportunity to present their research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (’15 & ’17). Students have also presented their papers at the Western Economics Association and Pacific Northwest Regional Economics Conference.

Two students have won Fulbright awards and one has won 1st prize in the Gus Mattersdorff Best Undergraduate Student paper award at the Pacific Northwest Regional Economics Conference.

In addition, many students have used their capstone research to enhance their job prospects with their high quality sole-authored writing samples, statistical analysis, and/or presentation experiences.