NKU Economic Students Presents Research in New York City
A Northern Kentucky University economics student presented his research at the Eastern Economic Association’s annual conference in New York City. Dakota Langhals was part of a group of NKU students who attended the conference with Dr. Abdullah Al-Bahrani, director of the Center for Economic Education and NKU professor.
Langhals, who is a junior, presented his research on “The Effect of Predatory Lending Laws on Mortgage Pricing and Market Activity “at the conference. In October 2018, his research won awards from the Kentucky Economic Association.
NKU was also represented by freshman Blake Weimer, sophomore Jolee Schuehler, and seniors Ty Kent, Jacob Koors, Tiana Nwaisser, and Matt Frey. All the students are interested in pursuing a graduate degree in economics and are encourage to attend conferences.
“This is a testament to why these experiential learning opportunities are important, they expand students’ horizons,” said Dr. Al-Bahrani. “Many students never consider graduate school because they do not know that path is available to them. This program is designed to encourage students to pursue graduate education in economics.”
While at the conference, students networked and attended break-out sessions on a variety of economic topics including teaching, research and law.