The 2022-23 ECON LAB @ RC is researching a wide range of topics including duck stamps and strategies that emerge with new rules in women’s lacrosse. We hosted two mini-conferences in which the students shared their work.

Meet the 2022-23 team.

Raquel Dominguez


Major: Economics, Minor: Spanish

Topic: Duck Stamps (fall), Markets for vegan foods (spring)

Lilly Blair

Hometown: Salem, VA

Major: Economics, Math, Actuarial Science

Topic: How new rules impact strategy in women’s lacrosse

Will Marston


Major: Economics, Concentration: Finance

Topic: NIL at the University of Virginia

Katherine Vaughan

Hometown: Salem, VA

Major: Business Administration

Topic: Optimal way to board a plane

Ethan Stevenson

Hometown: Apex, NC

Major: Economics and Political Science, Concentration: Finance

Topic: Statistics and Catan

Nick Young


Major: Economics

Topic: Profits and performance in the NFL (fall), Strategy in wrestling (spring)

Peter Simani


Major: Economics

Topic: Negative externalities of the true crime genre (fall), Effectiveness of group work (spring)

Dr. Alice Louise Kassens

John S. Shannon Professor of Economics, Advisor for The ECON LAB, and Director of the Center for Economic Freedom

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