Ball State Economics Students Attend APEE Conference

From April 3-6, I was one of three Ball State University Economics students to attend the Association of Private Enterprise Education (APEE) Conference in Las Vegas. I participated in the undergraduate poster session with my co-author Jaron Ford to present our research paper on the government subsidization of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. I enjoyed having the opportunity to talk with various economists and see how we could improve our research project. We received suggestions to look further into why the subsidization happened at the time it did, as that would make our paper more robust and complete. My favorite part of the conference was attending the various research sessions and listening to the distinguished economists present their research. I especially enjoyed 2002 Nobel Prize economist Vernon Smith’s presentation about Adam Smith in the 21st century. Overall, attending APEE was an eye-opening experience and allowed me to see the possibilities for economic research.
-Maggie Tillotson



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