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Young Scholars

Can Better Classrooms Lead to Empty Cells? An analysis of school funding and incarceration rates

Thatcher Broyles was a 2019-2020 Young Scholar Awards Program recipient. He is a graduate of Belmont University where he majored in economics with a double minor in mathematics and finance. Incarceration rates within the United States have been the subject of heated...

Problems Recruiting a Reverend? An Economic Perspective on the Market for American Clergy

Grant Seiter was a 2018-2019 Young Scholar Awards Program recipient. He is currently a senior at Baylor University, majoring in economics and finance. An increasing number of American pastors such as Ed Young, Rick Warren, and Joel Osteen have amassed sizeable incomes...

Assessing the Viability of the Middle East Strategic Alliance to Counter Iranian Influence in the Post-Islamic State Middle East

Jonathan Deemer was a 2018-2019 Young Scholar Awards Program recipient. He attended Union College and majored in international relations and business administration. I am twenty two years old. This means that for me, and the millions of Americans in my generation, we...

Coalition of the Developing: Can regional trade agreements on the African continent lead to development?

Mary Katherine Lederer was a 2018-2019 Young Scholar Awards Program recipient. She attended the University of Notre Dame and majored in economics and political science. Still struggling to attain stable political regimes, sound economic institutions, and greater...

The Illiberal Cake We’re Baking

Nicholas Marr was a 2018-2019 Young Scholar Awards Program recipient. He is currently a senior at the University of Notre Dame, majoring in political science and history. In May, the U.S. House passed H.R. 5, the “Equality Act,” on a near–party-line vote. It would...