2014-2015 Student Research Analysts

 2014-2015 Student Research Analysts

During the 2014-2015 school year, twenty-one student Research Analysts were hired to work at the FEI. The following is a list of students, their faculty advisors, and a brief description of the research projects in which they were involved or the type of tutoring they provided:

Gabriel Ayala '16GABRIEL AYALA ’16 is the Excel tutor at the FEI. 

 

 

 

Aviv Caspi '16AVIV CASPI ’16 is working with Professor Eric Helland on a project researching expert witness admissibility standards in pharmaceutical lawsuits and examining the most effective legal arguments for denying or admitting an expert witness. 

 

 

Jesse Crabtree '16JESSE CRABTREE ’16 is working with CGU Professor Paul Zak to determine the socioeconomic effects of alcohol consumption. He is also working on a second project with Zak, helping to build an economic model projecting movie revenues.

 

 

Brian Delaney '16BRIAN DELANEY ’16 is working on a project with Professor Ananda Ganguly investigating how individuals discern between relevant and reliable information when buying and selling stocks.

 

 

 

Meghan Fuelling '16MEGHAN FUELLING ’16 is working on a project with Professor Eric Helland examining the nature of arguments in Daubert motions to exclude expert testimony.

 

 

 

Ji Young Huh '15JI YOUNG HUH ’15 is working on a project with Professor Eric Helland examining the nature of arguments in Daubert motions to exclude expert testimony. 

 

 

 

Michael Irvine '16MICHAEL IRVINE ’16 is working with Professor Eric Helland on a project researching expert witness admissibility standards in pharmaceutical lawsuits and examining the most effective legal arguments for denying or admitting an expert witness.

 

 

Christopher Jackson '17CHRISTOPHER JACKSON ’17 is working with CGU Professor Paul Zak developing an experiment testing under what circumstances a subject is placed in order to elect to utilize an algorithm to solve a problem versus one’s own decision-making.

 

 

Tooba Karim '16TOOBA KARIM ’16 is working with Professor Matthew Magilke examining whether investors react to the confirmatory nature of accounting information. The vast majority of existing accounting research focuses on the predictive value of accounting information and how investors react to this component. We intend to focus, instead, on the confirmatory value (or feedback value) of accounting information and examine how much investors value this component of relevance. Additionally, they intend to examine if there are certain industries and firm characteristics that lend themselves to investors valuing the confirmatory component relatively more than others.

Min Jun Kim '15MIN JUN “MJ” KIM ’15 is working with Professor Richard Burdekin performing an event study about the Chinese Super League and the funding of increased transfer spending by Chinese enterprises and revising a paper about NHL salary determination based on not only skills, but also on fighting ability.

 

 

Ben Lawson '15BENJAMIN LAWSON ’15 is working with Professors Mitch Warachka and Marc Weidenmier to analyze how stock price dissemination, through tickers across the U.S., affects market efficiency.

 

 

 

Ed Leathers '15ED LEATHERS ’15 is working with Professor Eric Hughson on the Congressional Insider Trading project, which examines the stock returns of Congressmen and whether these findings indicate insider trading.

 

 

 

Seohyun Rachel Lee '17SEOHYUN “RACHEL” LEE ’17 is working on a project with Professor Eric Helland examining the nature of arguments in Daubert motions to exclude expert testimony.

 

 

 

Andrew Nam '15WOO HYUN “ANDREW” NAM ’15 is the Stata tutor at the FEI.

 

 

 

 

Xiaoyang Qian '17XIAOYANG QIAN ’17 is working on a project with Professor Eric Helland examining the nature of arguments in Daubert motions to exclude expert testimony.

 

 

 

Isaac Thomas '15ISAAC THOMAS ’15 is working on a project with Professor Ananda Ganguly investigating how individuals discern between relevant and reliable information when buying and selling stocks. 

 

 

 

Cameron Whiting '15CAMERON WHITING ’15 is the Bloomberg tutor at the FEI. 

 

 

 

 

Albert Xu '17ALBERT XU ’17 is working with Pomona College Professor Gary Smith on two projects. The first is investigating the theoretical and practical importance of taking into account the full term structure as opposed to a single discount rate while valuating stocks. The second project looks into whether or not investors overreact to news by an analyzing the Dow Jones Industrial Average since 1928.

 

 

Soyeon Nikki Yea '15SOYEON “NIKKI” YEA ’15 is working with Professor Sven Arndt on a project entitled, “The Relationship between Exchange-Rate Expectations and Balance-of-Payments Adjustment in Economies with Internationally Integrated Finance Markets.”

 

 

Andrew Yeh '17ANDREW YEH ’17 is working with Professor Eric Hughson on deconstructing the factors of momentum returns with a leaning towards non-idiosyncratic factors. They are hoping to use this model in order to understand the phenomenon “momentum crashes.”

 

 

Zhongyi Joey Yu '17ZHONGYI “JOEY” YU ’17 is working with Professor Jeffrey Flory evaluating the effects of micro-finance on food security issues in Malawi and is also working on a project on deriving appropriate subsidy levels and solar panel financing schemes in rural Argentina for an ongoing World Bank electrification project.

 

For more information, please contact the Financial Economics Institute at 909.607.0042 or at terri.vaneaton@cmc.edu.