Major Research Paper




Major Research Paper

A sample template for the formatting of your MRP is available in this pdf file. The template was composed using LaTeX. The source files are available in this zip file. If you need help do not hesitate to ask Profs. Kwong or Lamarche.

The following is a list of titles and supervisors of MRPs for recent MBE students.

List of Major Research Papers for Masters in Business Economics
 
FALL 2014
Abbs, Daryl
Martinello, Felice
Do Changes in Medical School Enrollment Affect Healthcare Expenditures?
Bouroukis, Matthew
Kwong, Lester
Ogwang, Tomson
Hockey’s Fancy Stats: Determinants of Pay and Performance
Kyeremeh, Vera
Ogwang, Tomson
Kwong, Lester
Impact of Corruption on Macroeconomic Variables: Directional and Panel Data Analysis
Laing, Michelle
Ogwang, Tomson
Kwong, Lester
 
The Impact of Speculation in the Oil Market on the Cocoa Futures Markets
Owusu, Samuel
Ogwang, Tomson
Kwong, Lester
The Impact of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Diffusion on Corruption in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Empirical Investigation
Simcisko, Peter
Dore, Mohammed
A Review of Climate Change Projections for Canada and the Use of Solar Energy in the Water Sector
SPRING 2013
Jiang, Weijia
Kwong, Lester
Sun, Ling
Wine Score Aggregation Using Percentile Ranks and Its Effects on the Wine Market
Murzaliyeva, Aruana
Kushner, Joseph
Ogwang, Tomson
The Impact of Corporate Governance on Firm Performance in Canada: A Panel Data Analysis
Wang, Guan
Kwong, Lester
Sun, Ling
The Effects of Ethnic Diversity on Toronto’s Housing Market
Wang, Kang
Kwong, Lester
Durable-Goods Monopolist R&D Investment Strategy
Wen, Siyang
Sun, Ling
Immigration and Housing Prices: The Case of Calgary, Toronto and Vancouver
FALL 2013
Bird, Jourdan
Dupont, Diane
Renzetti, Steven
Lost Creek Wildfire Effects on Water Quality and Nonmarket Valuation of Corresponding Implications for Residents
Chitsinde, Joashub
Renzetti, Steven
An Empirical Investigation into the Distribution Effects of Water Pricing Reform
Dilimulati, Adili
Koustas, Zisimos
Literature Review of the European Economic and Monetary Union
Tan, Byron
Kwong, Lester
Ogwang, Tomson
Predictive Accuracy: The Comparative Advantage of Semiparametric Over Parametric Hedonic Pricing Models of Ontario Wines
Vrancic, Tim
Kwong, Lester
Ogwang, Tomson
Performance and Compensation: Evidence from the National Hockey League
SPRING 2013
Arcuri, Stephen
Dupont, Diane P.
Canadian Wildfire Fire Suppression Costs: An Economic Perspective – Cost Function Analysis
Basing, Emmanuel
Ogwang, Tomson
Does GNP have a Unit Root?: Evidence from Panel Unit Root Tests
Chen, Huaxuan
Ogwang, Tomson
Kwong, Lester
The Relationships Among Canadian GDP, Inflation and Unemployment: An Empirical Investigation
Jackman, Shane
Martinello, Felice
Does Heterogeneity Lead to Wins: An Analysis of Pitchers in the MLB During 1920-2012
Jiao, Jiao
Ogwang, Tomson
Kwong, Lester
The Empirical Relationship Between Foreign Direct Investment an Gross Domestic Product in Canada
Karpus, Nataliya
Dimand, Robert
Estimation and Discussion of the 2012 Living Wage in Niagara Region
Merilovich, Zackary
Dupont, Diane P.
Uncertainty, Respondent Perceptions and Context Dependence: The Status-Quo Effect in Pair-Wise Choice Experiments Designed for Use in Environmental Valuation
Oduro-Kwarteng, Isaac
Koka, Katerina
Private Credit and Aggregate Uncertainty: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa
Popovich, Sasha
Dimand, Robert
Ogwang, Tomson
Investigating the Relationship Between Income Inequality and Economic Growth: Evidence from Canadian Data
Silva, Lucas
Kushner, Joseph
Ogwang, Tomson
The Effects that Size and Ownership have on the Performance of Local Electric Utilities in Ontario
Wang, Tianshu
Dupont, Diane P.
Renzetti, Steven J.
Cost-Benefit Analysis of Ontario Urban Water Leak Detection
FALL 2012
Kim, So-Hyung
Ogwang, Tomson
Income Differences Between Immigrants and Non-Immigrants in Canada: An Empirical Investigation
Meng, Nan
Ogwang, Tomson
How Long Can China Keep Its Labour Comparative Advantage? An Empirical Investigation Using the Lewis-Ranis-Fei Model
Nadew, Michael
Ogwang, Tomson
The Impact of Remittances on Economic Growth, Investment and Income Inequality in Sub-Saharan African Countries – Empirical Analysis Using Panel Data
SPRING 2012
Anderson, Edward Kofi
Ogwang, Tomson
The Betas of Beer Stocks in North America: A Nonparametric Investigation
Arkilley, Christian
Ogwang, Tomson
A Panel Data Analysis of the Effect of Unemployment on Domestic and Imported Beer Sales in Canada
Atthill, Shawn
Dupont, Diane P.
Renzetti, Steven J.
Analysis of Factors Leading to Adoption of Different Irrigation Technologies by Alberta’s Irrigators
Clark, Scott Francis
Dupont, Diane P.
Renzetti, Steven J.
Understanding Water Demand: An Examination of the Capital Regional District Using Census Tract Data
Jin, Chen
Ogwang, Tomson
The Growth of the Chinese Airlines Industry: A Gompertz Model Analysis
Makarova, Maria
Dimand, Robert
Application of Game Theory to Finance: Introduction for Teaching
Marei, Daryna
Ben Omrane, Walid
Oil Price and Its Impact on CDN/US Exchange Rate
Wang, Dong Yuan
Ogwang, Tomson
The Relationship Between University Expansion and Economic Growth in China: An Empirical Investigation
FALL 2011
Brown, Alvin
Dupont, Diane P.
Canadian Households Willingness to Pay to Use Reclaimed Wastewater
Cao, Jun
Ogwang, Tomson
On the Variability of the Betas of Dell and IBM Stocks: A Nonparametric Investigation
Chilmeran, Hassan
Dore, Mohammed H.I.
Analysis of Demand and Costs of Treatment in Small Water Systems in Canada: Parametric and Semiparametric Estimates
Jia, Wei
Martinello, Felice
Discrimination and Demand: The Effect of International Players on Franchise Revenue in National Basketball Association
SPRING 2011
Chilmeran, Ridha
Ogwang, Tomson
Testing for Cointegration and Causality Between TSX Composite Index and TSX Venture Composite Index
Liu, Xingchen
Ogwang, Tomson
Kwong, Lester
The Environmental Kuznets Curve: An Empirical Investigation
Ndah, Sampson
Renzetti, Steven J.
Forecasting Water Demands for Ontario
Owusu, Obed
Dupont, Diane P.
An Econometric Model of Sewage Treatment Costs in Ontario, Canada
Qin, Hongxia
Ogwang, Tomson
Kwong, Lester
Pareto Power Law, Zipf’s Law and the Top Wealth Distribution in the World: An Empirical Investigation
Qiu, Yuwen
Ogwang, Tomson
Kwong, Lester
A Comparison of Parametric, Nonparametric and Semiparametric Hedonic Models of Housing Prices
Rana, Saeed Ur Rehman
Ogwang, Tomson
Kwong, Lester
Corruption, Economic Growth and Income Inequity: A Panel Data Analysis
Shen, Ru
Martinello, Felice
The Effect of Minimum Wage Legislations on Youth Employment: Canada 2007-2010
Zhang, Xiaoshuang
Dimand, Robert
Does a Higher Educational Attainment Lead to a Higher Divorce Rate?
FALL 2010
Wang, Hui
Dimand, Robert
Petro-currency? Empirical Evidence from Canada
SPRING 2010
Chen, Tao
Veloce, William M.
Dating the Business Cycles vs Dating the Stock Market Cycles
Hua, Chunlei
Koustas, Zisimos
The Relationship Between Interest Rate Spreads and Inflation Uncertainty
Lin, Howard
Koustas, Zisimos
Testing Long-Run Monetary Neutrality
Tang, Yang
Dupont, Diane P.
Economies of Scale and Scope for Ontario’s Municipal Water Utilities