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(left to right) Marissa Yoder, Matt Cronin, Professor Margaret Ray and Maura Monahan

Three UMW students, led by Professor of Economics Margaret Ray, presented papers at the Economic Scholars Program at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas on Friday, March 30.

During the conference, Matt Cronin presented “The Effect of Professional Sports Salaries on Performance Enhancing Drug Use in College Sports,” Maura Monahan presented “Reexamining the Effects of State Religion on Religious Service Attendance” and Marissa Yoder presented “To What Extent Did Mad Cow Disease Affect Demand for Chicken in the U.S.?”

The Economics Scholars Program is a collaborative effort between Austin College and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas to foster the involvement of undergraduate economics students in all facets of research. The UMW students’ participation was made possible through an undergraduate research grant.