Master's Thesis

The master's thesis is a major research project that is conducted under the supervision of a member of the department. The completed thesis must be presented and successfully defended in an oral examination administered by a formal thesis committee. Thesis credit is awarded when a final draft is approved by the thesis committee. It is important to note that a master's thesis must contain original work and cannot be submitted as a paper in other courses.

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2024 Master's Theses

Ziyi Cai: "Determinants of Economic Policy Uncertainty" Advisor: Enrico Spolaore

Jiajia Hao: "The Impact of the US-China Trade War on Chinese Food Security: The Case of Soybean" Advisor: Enrico Spolaore

Ke Jiang: "High-Speed Railway and Tourism Growth: Evidence from China" Advisor: Adam Storeygard

Hongwei Li: "Carbon ETS and Trade Comparative Advantage of China's High-Emission Industries“ Advisors: Federico Esposito, Ujjayant Chakravorty

Yuxuan Li: "How Does Birth Order Affect the Occupation“ Advisor: Yannis Ioannides

Mitesha S. Shakya: "Towards Universal Rental Assistance: An Empirical Study of Housing Choice Voucher Holders' Relocation Patterns, Neighborhood Quality, and Household Characteristics in Massachusetts" Advisors: Jeff Zabel, Shomon Shamsuddin

Taige Wang: “Exploring the Effect of Environmental Regulation on City-Level Exports in China" Advisor: Federico Esposito

Shuaibo Yin*: “Urban Growth Shadows in Mainland China" Advisor: Yannis Ioannides

*Linda Datcher Loury Award Recipient