Archives for the ‘Final Projects’ Category

Mining and Economic Development

By • Dec 5th, 2009 • Category: Economics, Final Projects, history, Honors Thesis, Research

Is extracting natural resources inherently harmful for a country’s economic development? Bolivia, home of the once-largest-in-the-world silver mine of Potosi, is now the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere (after Haiti). Nonetheless, when we take a careful look at the dynamics of colonial silver mining, particularly mining’s labor institutions, there are a lot of […]

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Legal Status and Wages

By • May 7th, 2008 • Category: Economics, Final Projects, Honors Thesis, Research

Here’s an Econ paper I just finished writing: amnesty_and_wages.pdf It’s not particularly conclusive, but it takes a stab at the question of whether legal status increases immigrants’ wages directly.

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“Barriers” – a walk through a divided city

By • May 7th, 2008 • Category: Final Projects, Fotography, Hispanic Studies, Honors Thesis, Research

Julie Riggs and I put together this photographic/poetic essay after a week in DC with the Hispanic Studies research forum. It ties a few Hispanic Studies issues into Urban Planning and “reads” the city. We’ve made it into a powerpoint for simplicity. UPDATE: the files now include an introduction!   “Barriers” – English version “Barreras” […]

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