RELEASED: Nov. 21, 2000
DANVILLE, KY-Courtney Collins of Lexington, Ky., received Best Undergraduate Paper Award at this year's annual the Kentucky Economic Association meeting. Two other Centre students, J.T. Kirkland of Lexington, Ky., and Scott Davis of Louisville, presented papers based on their own original research at the meeting.
Collins' paper, "Gross Box Office Revenues: A Regression Analysis," measured the effects of different factors on the gross revenues of movies. She wrote the paper for her econometrics class last year and found that the most obvious factors, such as genre and popularity, affect the gross revenues of movies the most.
Kirkland's paper, "Econometric Study of Death Penalty Sentiment in the House of Representatives," explored factors that affected a representative's vote on the death penalty.
Davis' paper, "Modeling the Number of Votes a Candidate for U.S. Representative Received in the 1998 General Elections: An Econometric Study," found that challenger spending is more effective in a campaign than incumbent spending.
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