Student researchers Theo Bookheimer and Eric Lee along with Professors Alice Kassens and Michael Enz shared their experiences, challenges, and adaptations made during the move from in person to online courses over the pandemic as a panel at the 32nd Annual Teaching Economics Conference hosted by Robert Morris University. Watch and hear what they shared.Continue reading “Students and faculty from The ECON LAB present at a national conference”
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Researcher: Jake Beardsley
Jake Beardsley is an Economics and Math double major from Bakersfield, CA. He is researching access to and use of telemedicine during the pandemic.
Researcher: Quinn Keatley
Quinn Keatley of Richmond, VA is an Actuarial Science and Spanish double major at Roanoke College. She is exploring the relationship between small businesses and insurance. In particular, she is interested in protections small businesses have against disaster, including the COVID pandemic.
Researcher: Theo Bookheimer
Theo is a senior economics major and math minor from Lexington, SC. He is researching the environmental impact of COVID-19, including the change in air pollution levels. Did air quality improve as fewer people drove to work? That is one of the questions Theo is investigating.
Researcher: George Gilbert
George Gilbert is a senior Economics major who is also getting concentrations in finance and accounting and is a member of the Men’s Lacrosse Team. After working at a car dealership, he became curious about the economic impact of COVID on that industry. In his own words: “I will be examining the impact with whichContinue reading “Researcher: George Gilbert”
Researcher: Lilly Blair
Lilly is a junior from Salem, VA majoring in Economics and Math. She is exploring scope of practice laws in health care, including those pertaining to nurse practitioners, and how those laws likely impacted the ability of states to respond to COVID.
Researcher: Eric Lee
Eric Lee is a senior majoring in Actuarial Science and minoring in economics. He is from Archbald, PA and recently accepted a job at Geico for his life after Roanoke College. There he will be analyzing all kinds of data. With The ECON LAB he is investigating mental health during the pandemic. In his ownContinue reading “Researcher: Eric Lee”
Researcher: Kristal Mainsah
Research topic: Transportation Industry Covid-19 is reshaping the transportation industry as we know it. The airline industry took a major hit during the pandemic leaving regional airports on the brink of extinction. Covid-19 has brought about recession-based cutbacks on transportation, which has people wondering what the future of regional airline transportation is. Will it beContinue reading “Researcher: Kristal Mainsah”
Researcher: Naomi Painter
Research topic: Food Security Food aid programs and organizations at the state and federal level have initiated or are considering significant alterations to eligibility requirements and benefits since the start of the pandemic and resulting economic recession. Such policy changes present the question as to how COVID-19 has impacted the effectiveness of food aid programsContinue reading “Researcher: Naomi Painter”