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The Student Conference in Business and Economics

The annual conference provides students an opportunity to present their research in front of peers, faculty, business executives and alumni. Typically held in April, the conference features Best Paper Awards, a keynote speaker and alumni panel. All presenters are invited to attend the Department Banquet following the conference sessions.

The papers are published in the Business & Economics Digest.

Call For Papers -- Abstract submission
Instructions to Presenters 

The 2016 Conference

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Hoover Center for Business

Details to be announced soon.


The 2015 Conference:

1:00 H212 Opening Remarks:  Susan Traverso, Provost and Senior Vice President, Elizabethtown College
1:10 H212 Keynote Speaker:  Bappa Choudhury "Planning for Success in College and Beyond: Triple B's"
2:00 H212

SESSION A |  Moderator:  Professor Terrie Riportella

  • Hannah Blecker ◊ "Personal Financial Education for Elizabethtown College Students"
  • Samantha Chavanon ◊ "Consumer Language Knowledge and Its Impact on Foreign Brand Names Perception"
  • Corey Eshelman ◊ "Assessing the Role of Commodities in a Balanced Portfolio for the Individual Investor"
  • David Gallop "Operation Market Garden: An Analysis of Strategy Gone Wrong"  
 3:00 H212 BREAK 
 3:15 H212 

SESSION B |  Moderator:  Professor Bryan Greenberg

  • Hannah Geiger ◊ "Assessing the Gap between Sarbanes-Oxley and Small Business"
  • Trang Hoang ◊ "The Linkage between Insider Trading Activities, Market Efficiency, and Stock Information Content"
  • Alexandra Jenny & Abigail Riccardo "An Empirical Investigation of the International Fisher Effect in Selected Latin American Countries"
  • Tayler Petrowski "Sweet Temptations: Entrepreneurial Opportunities in the Chocolate Confectionary Industry"
5:30 KAV

Department of Business Awards Reception & Banquet -- By Invitation

Department of Business Honors in the Discipline Presenter

Elizabethtown College