Student Research in Economics

Economics majors undertake serious research projects, and many present their results at the John Wesley Powell Research Conference, and other venues.


John Wesley Powell Research Conference

The John Wesley Powell Research Conference is a university-wide student research conference that provides individuals with an opportunity to communicate the results of their research projects to those at Illinois Wesleyan University and the greater academic community. It serves as an opportunity for IWU economics students to showcase the research they have done for Senior Project 401 or Research Honors. Read examples of student research.

IWU students at the first Carroll Round Conference

The Midwest Economics Association Annual Meeting is a chance for economics students at Illinois Wesleyan to present their research projects to a wider and more professional audience than is possible at the John Wesley Powell Conference.

The Georgetown Carroll Round Conference offers 30-40 distinguished seniors from the nation's most selective colleges and universities unique opportunities to present original economic research and to discuss contemporary policy issues. The Conference has an international flavor, as papers must be internationally focused to be accepted for presentation. The Carroll Round has completed its eleventh year.


The following links offer abstracts of economics research projects presented at the John Wesley Powell Conference, arranged by year.

Academic Year 2012-2013  
Academic Year 2010-2011 Academic Year 2011-2012
Academic Year 2008-2009 Academic Year 2009-2010
Academic Year 2006-2007 Academic Year 2007-2008
Academic Year 2004-2005 Academic Year 2005-2006
Academic Year 2002-2003 Academic Year 2003-2004
Academic Year 2000-2001 Academic Year 2001-2002
Academic Year 1998-1999 Academic Year 1999-2000
Academic Year 1996-1997 Academic Year 1997-1998
Academic Year 1994-1995 Academic Year 1995-1996
Academic Year 1992-1993 Academic Year 1993-1994
Academic Year 1990-1991 Academic Year 1991-1992