Daniel Harper Presents 2 Papers at 2021 SEA Conference

Friday, December 3, 2021

Daniel Harper, a fifth-year graduate student, presented two of his papers at the Southern Economics Association conference. The first, “Behavioral Influences on Investment and Production in Asset Markets: An Experimental Study,” co-authored with Charles Holt, investigates individual’s future price expectations and behavioral biases towards holding cash effect investment decisions. The second, “In-Person versus Online Instruction: Evidence from Principles of Economics,” co-authored with Kenneth Elzinga, uses the switch to online learning resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic to conduct a natural experiment to measure student performance in entirely online and entirely in-person courses.  It finds no statistically significant difference in performance between the two teaching methods.