Student White Papers

WHITE PAPER | MAY 2021

The Effect of Institutional Aid on International Student Enrollment:

A Fixed-Effects Approach

Daniel Posmik; Business Economics, Business Analytics

Daniel Posmik is a business economics and business analytics student at UC. He is the president and founder of Neo Consulting, a student initiative that is dedicated to empowering underrepresented small businesses through consulting services in the field of data analytics. Daniel's current research explores the effect of institutional aid on international student enrollment through the use of a two-way fixed-effect model on a sample of universities from the Great Lakes region.

WHITE PAPERS & INTERVIEW | FEBRUARY 2021

COVID-19 Response and the Economy: Comparing the United States, China, and Taiwan

Garrett AinsworthBusiness Economics, Class of 2019

Garrett Ainsworth graduated from UC in 2019 with majors in business economics and marketing. He is interested in international relations and international economics and is passionate about traveling and exploring cultures. During the 2019-2020 school year, Garrett taught English in Taiwan as a Fulbright Scholar. In his collection of essays on the economic impact of COVID-19 on the US, Taiwan, and China, he utilizes his understanding of economics and his cultural experiences to write a compelling cultural narrative and political argument.

PART ONE

Two Different Worlds: Experiencing COVID-19 in Asia vs. the United States

In the collection's first of three installments—Two Different Worlds: Experiencing COVID-19 in Asia vs the United States—Ainsworth sets the scene by recounting his personal experiences as a Fulbright scholar in Taiwan during the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

PART TWO

Taiwan: A Model for Democracy Amid a Pandemic

In the collection's second installment—Taiwan: A Model for Democracy Amid a Pandemic—Ainsworth analyzes the measures the United States, Chinese, and Taiwanese governments have taken to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

PART THREE

Taiwan: A Model for Economic Growth and Transparency During a Pandemic

In the collection's final installment—Taiwan: A Model for Economic Growth and Transparency During a Pandemic—Ainsworth reviews the economic projections of the United States, China, and Taiwan as a result of their responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and concludes with his insights on which type of government is best equipped to maintain economic stability during a pandemic.

INTERVIEW

Academic Director Michael Jones interviews UC alumnus Garrett Ainsworth (Business Economics, '19) about his experience as a Fulbright Scholar in Taiwan during the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as his collection of essays, COVID-19 Response and the Economy: Comparing the United States, China, and Taiwan.

WHITE PAPER | SEPTEMBER 2020

Inequality Adjusted Human Development Index:

A Method for the Economics of Frustration and the Computation of its Model

Aakash Bhunia, Jacob Dean