UC Davis Managerial Economics

Managerial Economics Students Present at the Undergraduate Research, Scholarship & Creative Activities Conference

May 6, 2019

After completing the Undergraduate Honors Thesis Program this fall, four Managerial Economics students participated in the UC Davis Research, Scholarship & Creative Activities Conference. UC Davis undergraduates in all academic fields are invited to submit an abstract for this conference that attracts a large and diverse audience, stimulates interaction between students and faculty, and ultimately encourages students to pursue advanced degrees and an academic career. Olivia Rockeman, Xi Chen, and Izaac Ornelas presented posters summarizing their theses work on Friday, April 26 at the Arc Pavilion, and Emma Malony gave a research presentation on the economic advantages of a multilingual workforce the following day in Wellman Hall.

Olivia Rockeman proudly shows her Certificate of Participation
Xi “really enjoyed the experience” of presenting his research on extreme weather conditions and its effects on futures prices of corn and soybeans. “The conference gave me a great opportunity to communicate with scholars in different areas. When I saw that my research topic interested so many people, it showed me the power of conducting independent research.”

Olivia Rockeman was also surprised how many people where interested in and wanted to talk about her research on media coverage of gluten-free diets and its effect on sales for gluten-free products. The conference was a great finish of a rewarding program she summarizes as follows: "Conducting undergraduate research was a crucial part of my college experience because it gave me the opportunity to apply the skills I had learned in my managerial economics coursework to a self-designed project that fit my specific interests."

Click here for more information about the ARE Undergraduate Honors Thesis program and directions on how to apply.

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