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Class of 2014

 

 

 

 

 

Maggie Neely

 

 

“The Effect of Wives’ Earning Potentials on the Risk of Divorce,” Association of Private Enterprise Education Conference

 

Ph.D. program, Boston University with full scholarship plus $25,000 fellowship.*

 

Ph.D. program, George Mason University.

 

 

John Ricco

 

 

 

 

Research Assistant, International Monetary Fund.

 

Benjamin Tegethoff

 

Research Fellow, Johnson Center for Public Policy, Troy University

 

“The Dangers of Conformity in Public Education,” Association of Private Enterprise Education Conference

 

 

 

Patrick Walsh

 

 

 

Masters program in financial engineering, Claremont Graduate University with $60,000 scholarship.

 

Masters program in financial engineering, Fordham University with $10,000 scholarship.

 

Masters program in financial engineering, New York University with $10,000 scholarship.

 

Masters program in operations research, Columbia University.

 

Masters program in quantitative methods, Columbia University.

 

Class of 2013

 

 

 

 

 

Ryan Balbierz

 

 

 

J.D. program, University of Buffalo with partial scholarship.

 

J.D. program, Duquesne University with full scholarship.

 

*J.D. program, University of Pittsburgh

 

J.D. program, Syracuse University

 

 

Matthew Griffin

 

 

 

Masters program in economics, George Mason University with full scholarship plus $22,000 annual stipend.

 

K. Bealer Consulting, Financial Analyst

Melinda Haulman

 

Outstanding Scholarship Award, Duquesne Undergraduate Research Symposium

 

 

 

Geisinger Medical Center, Operating Room Technician

Derek McDonnell

 

 

 

 

TruPar America, Director of Business Development

 

Ashley Schmider

 

Koch Research Fellow

 

 

 

 

Tanner Steinkopf

 

 

“Medical Brain Drain, Economic Freedom, and Public Health Expenditures,” Association of Private Enterprise Education Conference

 

 

Federated Investors, Investment Management Data Analyst

Eileen Wang

 

Honorable Mention, Duquesne Undergraduate Research Symposium

 

 

 

 

Class of 2012

 

 

 

 

 

Maggie Barnes

 

 

 

 

Federated Investors, Consultant Sales Specialist.

Vincent Cocco

 

 

 

*J.D. program, Duquesne University with partial scholarship.

 

 

Bridget Fitzpatrick

 

 

 

*Ph.D. program in economics, Boston University.

 

Ph.D. program in economics, University at Albany.

 

 

Patrick Guessford

 

Koch Research Fellow

“Alcohol Consumption and Political Ideology: What’s Party Got to Do with It ,” Journal of Wine Economics.

 

 

 

Cori James

 

 

 

*Masters program in applied intelligence, Mercyhurst.

 

Masters program in international relations, University of San Francisco.

 

Masters program in international relations, Penn State.

 

 

Ryan Kandrack

 

Third Place, Center for Catholic Social Thought Undergraduate Research Competition.

 

“The Influence of Emotion on Giving,” Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics Conference.

 

 

Health Economics Research Analyst, UPMC.

 

Research Assistant, RAND Corporation.

Evan Lyle

 

 

 

 

Strategy Analyst,

Projectile Tube Cleaning

 

Joseph Marchand

 

 

 

 

Military Intelligence, U.S. Army.

 

Lauren Mondschein

 

 

 

Ph.D. program in political economy and public policy, University of Texas, Dallas.

 

Masters program in economics, University of Pittsburgh with full scholarship.

 

Masters program in public policy, Georgetown University.

 

Masters program in public policy, American University.

 

Masters program in public policy, George Washington University.

 

*Masters program in economics, Penn State.

 

Revenue Analyst, Independent Fiscal Office, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Alexandra Peck

 

 

 

 

Financial Analyst, H.J. Heinz.

 

Mikhail Rasner

 

 

 

J.D. program, Cornell University.

 

 

Matthew Redshaw

 

 

 

*SMBA program, Duquesne University with full scholarship.

 

 

Class of 2011

 

 

 

 

 

Devin Bowen

 

Commonwealth Foundation Research Fellow

 

Americans for Tax Reform, Thomas Jefferson Fellow

“Cost of Government Day: 2012 Report,” Americans for Tax Reform Foundation.

 

“The London Congestion Charging Scheme: A Cost Benefit Analysis,” Eastern Economic Association Conference.

 

“Congestion Charging: A Cost-Benefit Analysis of the London Congestion Charging Scheme for Car Drivers”, under review.

 

Ph.D. program in economics, Claremont University.

 

*Masters program in economics, George Mason University with full scholarship plus $22,000 annual stipend.

 

Political Analyst, i360.

Thurl Edwards

 

Templeton Foundation Scholarship

 

Bahamas National Merit Grant

 

*Masters program in economics, University of Nottingham.

 

Masters program in economics, The University of York.

 

Masters program in economics, The University of Bath.

 

Masters program in economics, Leeds University.

 

Masters program in economics, University of Bristol.

 

Masters program in economics, Bowling Green State University.

 

Policy Analyst, Central Bank of the Bahamas.

Jonathon Scott

 

Koch Research Fellow

 

Commonwealth Foundation Research Fellow

“The Relative Costs of Ohio Private and State Government Employees,” Buckeye Institute Policy Brief.

 

“Collective Bargaining: The Effect of Teachers’ Unions on Education Outcomes,” Southern Economic Association Conference.

 

*Ph.D. program in economics, State University of New York at Albany with full scholarship plus $13,000 annual stipend.

 

Emily Slegel

 

 

 

*Masters program in applied intelligence, Mercyhurst  University with full scholarship.

 

 

Brandon Spleen

 

 

 

*J.D. program, Duquesne University with $26,000 annual scholarship.

 

J.D. program, University of Miami with $15,000 annual scholarship.

 

J.D. program, University of Pittsburgh with $10,000 annual scholarship.

 

J.D. program, Villanova University with $6,000 annual scholarship.

 

 

 

Laura Vicinie

 

Koch Research Fellow

 

Commonwealth Foundation Research Fellow

“Propensity of Parental Divorce and the Educational Attainment of Children,” Eastern Economic Association Conference.

 

“The Correlation Between Mothers’ Hazard of First Divorce and Children’s Educational Attainment: Evidence from the NLSY79”, under review.

 

*Masters program in economics, American University.

 

 

Kait Wolf

 

Koch Research Fellow

 

Commonwealth Foundation Research Fellow

 

Adam Smith Research Fellow

“The Relative Costs of Ohio Private and State Government Employees,” Buckeye Institute Policy Brief.

 

“The Relationship Between Informal Institutions and Gross Domestic Product”, under review.

 

Ph.D. program in economics, University of Colorado at Boulder.

 

*Ph.D. program in economics, West Virginia University with full scholarship plus $19,000 annual stipend.

 

 

Class of 2010

 

 

 

 

 

Kevin Baldini

Financial Analyst, Education Management Corporation

Koch Research Fellow

“Do Relief Pitching and Remaining Games Create Moral Hazard Problems in Major League Baseball,” Journal of Sports Economics, 11, 2010.

 

 

Financial Analyst, Education Management Corporation.

Max Condon

 

 

“Ethnicity and Worklife Expectancy,” American Academy of Economic and Financial Experts.

 

 

Mortgage Servicing Professional, Provident Funding.

Zachary David

 

 

 

J.D. program, Charlotte School of Law with $9,000 annual scholarship.

 

*J.D. program, Duquesne University.

 

J.D. program, Ohio Northern University.

 

 

Catie Fallon

 

Koch Research Fellow

“Fix or Float: Why Do Countries Choose Different Exchange Rate Regimes,” Journal of Economics and Finance, under review.

 

 

 

David Gilson

Pfizer

 

“Divergence in Cross-Country Presidential Ratings as a Measure of Political Propaganda,”

Southern Economic Association Conference.

 

 

Valspar Corp.

John Heisler

Business Analyst, Management Science Associates

Koch Research Fellow

A Survey Analysis of the Relationships Between Economic News and Consumer Behavior,Midwest Decision Sciences Conference.

 

 

 

Peter Horne

Insurance Analyst, Henderson Brothers

Koch Research Fellow

 

Duquesne University Undergraduate Research Award

 

 

J.D. program, Florida Coastal College of Law with full scholarship.

 

J.D. program, Capital University with $15,000 annual scholarship.

 

J.D. program, Drexel University with $10,000 annual scholarship.

 

J.D. program, University of Cincinnatti with $10,000 annual scholarship.

 

J.D. program, Case Western Reserve with $7,500 annual scholarship.

 

*J.D. program, Duquesne University Law School.

 

J.D. program, Stetson University.

 

J.D. program, University of Miami.

 

Consultative Associate, Henderson Brothers.

Haley Kemp

 

 

 

 

Paralegal, Wilbraham Lawler & Buba.

Bill Lewis

 

Webb Award for the Outstanding Senior in Political Science.

 

Wall Street Journal, Best in Class Award for 2010.

 

Senior Editor of the University of Pittsburgh Law Review.

“The Impact of Legislative Term Limits on State Fiscal Policy,” Association of Private Enterprise Education.

 

“Limiting Term Limits,” Public Choice, under review.

J.D. program, Duquesne University Law School with full  scholarship.

 

J.D. program, Regent University with full scholarship.

 

J.D. Program, Penn State University with $15,000 annual scholarship.

 

*J.D. program, University of Pittsburgh with $10,000 annual scholarship.

 

J.D. program, Northeastern University with $9,000 annual scholarship.

 

J.D. program, Temple University with $5,000 annual scholarship.

 

J.D. Program, Villanova.

 

J.D. program, George Mason University.

 

 

Anthony Lucas

 

Koch Research Fellow

“The Elderly and Health Insurance: An Analysis of Private, Public, and Out-of-Pocket Usages,” Health Economics, under review.

 

*Ph.D. program in health economics, Ohio State University with $15,000 annual scholarship.

 

 

Frank Marano

 

 

 

J.D. program, Dayton University with $15,000 annual scholarship.

 

J.D. program, Capital University with $5,000 annual scholarship.

 

J.D. program, Florida Coastal University with $5,000 annual scholarship.

 

*J.D. program, Syracuse University.

 

J.D. program, Michigan State University.

 

J.D. program, Duquesne University.

 

J.D. program, University at Albany.

 

J.D. program, University of Akron.

 

 

Karlie O’Malley

 

Koch Research Fellow

“Do Psychological Cues Alter Our Discount Function?” North American Journal of Psychology, 12(3): 469-480.

 

 

Federated Investors, International Support Manager.

Christina Orr

 

Koch Research Fellow

“Traffic Fatalities and Auto Insurance Minimums,” Journal of Law and Economics, under review.

 

*J.D. program, Duquesne University Law School.

 

John Pulito

Financial Analyst, Legend Financial Advisors

Commonwealth Foundation Research Fellow

 

Koch Research Fellow

 

Young Scholar Award, Association of Private Enterprise Education

“Government Run Liquor Stores: The Social Impact of Privatization,” Commonwealth Foundation Policy Brief.

 

“Binge Thinking: A Look at the Social Impact of State Liquor Controls,” Mercatus Center Working Paper, 10-70.

 

“State Control of Liquor Stores as a Means of Reducing Traffic Fatalities: A Panel Analysis,” under review.

 

“Liquor Control and DUI Fatalities,” Association of Private Enterprise Education Conference.

 

Ph.D. program in economics, SUNY Albany.

 

*Masters program in economics, George Mason University with full scholarship plus $22,000 annual stipend.

FBI, Economic Analyst.

Jason Vigneault

 

 

 

Ph.D. program in economics, SUNY Albany.

 

*Masters program in economics, George Mason University.

 

Masters program in economics, University of Connecticut.

 

 

Class of 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Tambre Cooper

 

 

 

 

Analyst,

U.S. Census Bureau.

Mark Heier

 

 

 

Masters program in economics, George Mason University.

 

 

Alexis Imler

 

 

 

*Masters program in economics, Clemson University with full scholarship plus $10,000 annual stipend.

 

Masters program in economics, George Mason University.

 

Masters program in economics, North Carolina State University.

 

 

Margaret Inden

Cost Analyst, Lanxess

Koch Research Fellow

 

Best Student Paper Award, Midwest Decision Sciences Conference.

“Mind the Weather: A Panel Data Analysis of Time-Invariant Factors and Traffic Fatalities,” Economics Bulletin, 30(4), 2685-2696.

 

“A Panel Analysis of the U.S. State Traffic Fatality Rates: 1994-2006,” Midwest Decision Sciences Conference.

 

 

Retail Banking Associate,

PNC Bank.

Kelly Miller

Financial Analyst, PNC Financial Services Group

 

 

 

 

Financial Analyst, PNC Bank.

Maureen O’Sullivan

Parente Randolph

 

 

 

Accountant, Parente Randolph.

 

Jeremy Phillips

Marketing Research Analyst, Management Science Associates

 

 

*Ph.D. program in economics, University of Pittsburgh with full scholarship plus $18,000 annual stipend.

 

Ph.D. program in economics, SUNY Albany with full scholarship.

 

Ph.D. program in economics, SUNY Binghamton with full scholarship.

 

Marketing Research Analyst, Management Science Associates.

Maria Sciandra

 

Koch Research Fellow

 

*J.D. program, Syracuse Law School with $26,000 scholarship.

 

J.D. program, SUNY Binghamton Law School.

 

J.D. program, SUNY Albany Law School with $7,000 annual scholarship.

 

J.D. program, Duquesne Law School with $9,000 annual scholarship.

 

 

Mark Troyan

 

Koch Research Fellow

“An Economic Analysis of College Athlete Graduation Rates: A Closer Look at Title IX,” College Sport Research Institute Conference.

*J.D. program, Hofstra University Law School.

 

J.D. program, Duquesne University Law School.

 

J.D. program, University of Akron Law School.

 

J.D. program, Cleveland State University Law School.

 

 

Rossen Valchev

Research Assistant, The Mercatus Center

Koch Research Fellow

 

Koch Fellowship, Institute for Humane Studies.

 

1st Place in Macro-economics and 1st Place in Micro-economics, State Level, Phi Beta Lambda Leadership Conference, 2008.

 

1st Place in Microeconomics, 2nd Place in Macroeconomics, National Level, Phi Beta Lambda Leadership Conference, 2008.

 

1st Place in Economic Concepts and 1st Place in Statistical Analysis, State Level, Phi Beta Lambda Leadership Conference, 2007.

 

1st Place in Economic Concepts and 3rd Place in Statistical Analysis, National Level, Phi Beta Lambda Leadership Conference, 2007.

 

2nd Place, American Educational League National Economics Essay Competition, 2007.

 

School of Business Valedictorian.

Do Federal Matching Funds Inhibit State Growth?Texas Public Policy Foundation.

 

“Transparency and Performance in Bureaucracies,” Midwest Decision Sciences Conference.

 

“Transparency, performance, and agency budgets: a rational expectations modeling approach.” George Washington University Research Program on Forecasting Working Paper, 2009-04.

Ph.D. program in economics, London School of Economics.

 

Ph.D. program in economics, Oxford University with full scholarship.

 

Ph.D. program in economics, Cornell University with full scholarship plus $26,000 annual stipend.

 

*Ph.D. program in economics, Duke University with full scholarship plus $19,000 annual stipend.

 

Ph.D. program in economics, Vanderbilt University with full scholarship plus $17,000 annual stipend.

 

Ph.D. program in economics, Purdue University with full scholarship plus $17,000 annual stipend.

 

Ph.D. program in economics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with full scholarship plus $15,000 annual stipend.

 

Ph.D. program in economics, Ohio State University with full scholarship plus $22,000 annual stipend.

 

Ph.D. program in economics, University of Wisconsin with full scholarship plus $20,000 annual stipend.

 

Ph.D. program in economics, University of Southern California with full scholarship plus $20,000 annual stipend.

 

Ph.D. program in economics, University of Pittsburgh with full scholarship plus $17,000 annual stipend.

 

Ph.D. program in economics, Michigan State University with full scholarship plus $14,000 annual stipend.

 

Ph.D. program in economics, North Carolina State University with full scholarship.

 

Ph.D. program in economics, University of Michigan.

 

Ph.D. program in economics, University of Texas.

 

 

James Vogelgesang

Research Assistant, The Mercatus Center

 

Forecaster, Wellsprings Worldwide

Koch Research Fellow

 

*Masters program in economics, Baylor University with full scholarship plus $10,000 annual stipend.

 

Masters program in economics, Washington State University.

 

Masters program in economics, Southern Methodist University.

 

Business Analyst, Target.

Class of 2008

 

 

 

 

 

Kristyn Brady

Research Assistant, The Mercatus Center

1st Place in Statistical Analysis and 2nd Place in Economic Analysis and Decision Making, State Level, Phi Beta Lambda Leadership Conference, 2008.

 

2nd Place in Statistical Analysis, 6th Place in Economic Decision Making, National Level, Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference, 2008.

 

 

*Masters program in economics, Clemson University with $30,000 scholarship.

Analyst, SJ Consulting Group.

Jason Lammela

 

 

 

*MBA program, University of Rochester.

 

Analyst, IBM.

Class of 2007

 

 

 

 

 

Grant Ausherman

J.K. Milne Asset Management

Research Fellow, Duquesne University

 

 

 

Rosie Fike

 

Research Fellow, The Mercatus Center

 

*Masters program in Economics, George Mason University with full scholarship plus $20,000 annual stipend.

 

*Ph.D. fellowship, Center for the Study of Political Economy and Free Enterprise, Florida State University.

 

Mike Lepro

Analyst, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network

 

 

*MBA program, Baldwin-Wallace College.

 

Commercial Lending Analyst, GMAC.

Jim Loewer

 

Research Fellow, Duquesne University.

 

Best Student Paper Award, American Academy of Economic and Financial Experts.

 

“Estimating the Time Spent in Household Production,” American Academy of Economic and Financial Experts.

 

Division Manager, Aldi USA.

Patrick Manchester

Policy Analyst, The Mercatus Center

Research Fellow, Duquesne University

 

School of Business Valedictorian

“Implications of Foreign Investment Patterns,” Mercatus Center Policy Paper.

 

“Politics and Performance: Influences in the Bush Administration's PART Scores,” Public Administration Review

 

“Be Kind to Your Foreign Investor Friends,” The Georgetown Law Journal, 98:1823-1858.

 

J.D. program, George Washington University Law School with full scholarship.

 

*J.D. program, Georgetown University Law School.

 

Joseph Monfredi

 

 

 

 

Management Associate, CSX.

Scott Rogerson

 

 

“The Use of Fuzzy Logic to Construct an Operational Risk Metric,” Eastern Economic Association.

 

Consultant, Protiviti.

Mike Semanchik

 

 

 

*J.D. program, Western California Law School.

 

 

Mike Vorndran

 

 

 

*Masters program in economics, Catholic University of Leuven.

Data Specialist, Moody’s Economy.com.

Mark Whitaker

 

Research Fellow, Duquesne University

 

 

Research Associate, Pittsburgh Technology Council.

Class of 2006

 

 

 

 

 

Natalia Barrera

 

 

 

*Masters program in economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra with half scholarship and $8,000 annual stipend.

 

Masters program in economics, Boston University.

 

Ph.D. program in economics, State University of New York at Albany.

 

Research Assistant, International Monetary Fund.

Petya Balevska

 

 

 

 

 

Amy Bracato

 

 

 

*Masters program in economics, Texas A&M University.

 

 

Chris Curcio

Analyst, Moody’s Economy.com.

 

 

 

Process Strategist, Independence Blue Cross.

Teddy Ferdinand

 

 

 

 

Contractor, Oracle.

Robert Hartle

 

 

 

 

 

Jude Hazard

 

 

 

*Ph.D. program in economics, University at Albany with full scholarship.

 

 

Jennifer Jara

 

 

 

*J.D. program, University of Pittsburgh Law School.

 

 

Michael Johnston

 

 

 

*MBA program, University of Pittsburgh.

 

Economist, USX.

Mitch Marino

 

 

“It Pays to Sue in Pennsylvania,” Eastern Economic Association.

*Masters program in economics, Baylor University with full scholarship.

 

Deployment Specialist, Heinz.

Gary Molinko

 

 

 

 

Staffing Manager, Global Employment.

Elizabeth Penna

 

 

 

 

Buyer, Aerotech, Inc.

John St. Leger

 

Editor of the Syracuse Law Review.

 

*J.D. program, Syracuse Law School.

 

Attorney,

Arnold & Porter, LLP.

Class of 2005

 

 

 

 

 

Mike LoBue

 

 

 

*Masters program in economics, George Mason University.

 

 

Chris Mitchell

 

 

 

*J.D. program, Duquesne University Law School.

 

 

Kevin Stapleton

 

 

 

 

Economic Analyst, St. Louis & Associates

 

Chris Watson

 

 

 

*J.D. program, Duquesne University Law School.

 

 

Class of 2004

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Dausch

 

 

 

*J.D. program, Duquesne University Law School with full scholarship.

 

Attorney, Babst, Calland, Clements, and Zomnir.

Mark Gillis

 

 

 

*Ph.D. program in economics, West Virginia University with full scholarship.

 

Assistant Professor of Economics, Duquesne University.

Karissa Schepis

 

 

 

*J.D. program, Duquesne University Law School with full scholarship.

 

Attorney, Pepper Hamilton.

*Indicates the offer the student accepted.

+Presentations were delivered while the students were undergraduates at Duquesne. Publications were either written while the students were undergraduates at Duquesne or were based on research the students completed while undergraduates at Duquesne.