Peter Matthews

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Fac/Staff Lunchtime Soccer

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We (Peter Kim, Mike Roy, Peter Matthews) are trying to organize regular noon-time pick-up soccer for faculty and staff (like the decades old basketball games in Pepin) in the new Virtue Fieldhouse. At this point, we plan to reserve the Fieldhouse on (at least) Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at noon. (We’ve already enjoyed a couple of 3 v 3 scrimmages!) Peter (Kim) has more than enough soccer balls, pinnies, connies and PUGG goals to accommodate simultaneous games if needed.

If you’re interested, please e-mail Peter Kim (ptkim@middlebury.edy), Mike Roy ( or Peter Matthews ( with the subject heading “Fac/Staff Lunchtime Soccer” and let us know what days work best for you, and whether you’d like to be added to a regular e-mail distribution list.

Economics Senior Thesis Celebration

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Please join the Economics Department as we celebrate the accomplishments of our winter/spring senior thesis students. See the list below. There will be a poster session to showcase their work on Monday, May 9, from 3-5 p.m. in McCullough Social Space, and we invite everyone to stop by for a few minutes.  Refreshments will be available.

  • A field test of the revenue equivalence theorem in sealed-bid auctions: Benjamin Benson
  • The effect of internet access on price dispersion: Evidence from the airline industry: Trevor Dodds
  • Can incentives change culture? Evaluating the impact of the conditional cash transfer program in Turkey: Denizhan Duran
  • New Evidence on the Abortion-Crime Link: An analysis of the effects of young women’s access to reproductive control on crime: Nicole Dvorak
  • Trade and conflict: Evidence from panel data: Cullen Edes
  • The impact of food aid for people living with HIV in Uganda: Elizabeth Faust
  • Analysis of residential solar photovoltaic subsidies in California: An investigation of demand elasticity and the perceived value of subsidies: Domas Girtavicius
  • Timing is (Not) Everything: The impact of timing of payment on bidding behavior in the bucket auction: Maria Perille
  • How increased diversity affects the campus climate: Evidence from the Posse program: Ariel Smith
  • Education, wealth, and earthquakes: Laxman Timilsana
  • The impact of microfinance on household well-being in Malawi: Victoria Vogel
  • Education in rural China: Jing Zhuang