Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Departmental Honors


Economics and Finance


As the world continues to be reshaped by technological advances and globalization, national borders are rapidly dissolving. Nations that are many thousands of miles away now seem closer than ever due to modern technology and transportation. The world has experienced tremendous progress and economic growth in the last few decades, and today people in many countries enjoy a higher standard of living than the world's citizens have ever known. Yet despite all that we have accomplished as a human society, somehow we are still unable to solve the most fundamental problem facing humanity: relieving the poverty and misfortune of billions of people. The recent trend toward globalization has also served to bring international problems closer to home, and today the issues facing less developed nations are becoming more pertinent to every one of us.



Faculty Mentor

Basudeb Biswas

Departmental Honors Advisor

L. Dwight Israelsen