Economics of Religion: Race, Faith, and Community – Abstract

As religion informs the values and beliefs of many Americans, religion plays a role in economic development. Previous research already shows that certain aspects of communities affect economic outcomes; this research project seeks to determine the distinct role of religious communities in influencing economic outcomes like education and income levels. Drawing upon the previous work of Jonathan Gruber (2005), whose […]

Track and Predict the Growth of the Rising E-sports Industry

E-sports is a form of sports where players and teams compete with each other using video games. It is mostly coordinated by different leagues, scales, and tournaments, where players join teams and organizations sponsored by various companies. The number of video game players has been growing at a rate of 10 to 15 percent per […]

Unexpected Conclusions

Researching the gig economy throughout this summer has been far more enlightening and enriching than I could have ever expected.  My data and literature analysis and interviews led to numerous unexpected conclusions.  One of the findings I was most intrigued by was how far the impact of the gig economy reaches outside of its thriving […]