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University of Wisconsin-Superior economics students recently had an outstanding opportunity to present their original undergraduate research projects at the 2021 Wisconsin Economics Association Annual Conference.

“This event provided the opportunity for our students to listen to professional presentations and learn advanced economic research methods,” said Dr. Praopan Pratoomchat, assistant professor of economics and Wisconsin Economics Association secretary. “Two of our students presented their research projects online at the conference.”

Augusto Vladusic presented his Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship project, “Education Level Impact on Perceived Happiness for the United States from 2005 to 2020,” mentored by Pratoomchat.

Grant Garding, presented his McNair Scholarship research project, “COVID-19 and the Upper Midwest Company Stocks,” mentored by Dr. Rubana Mahjabeen, associate professor of economics.

UW-Superior students clubs, the Political Science Association Club and Stimulus Club, also arranged for Major Jim Paine to visit campus and talk about the economic history and future of the city of Superior. Students engaged in a lively discussion with the mayor on topics ranging from downtown development to plans for infrastructure upgrades.