MA Research Projects

Month Title


August 2022 Economics of Traditional Capture Sampling vs eDNA Fish Sampling Chioma Nwanna
August 2022 The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on construction workers in Canada Yan Yuan
August 2022 Canadian Housing Affordability: Examining Fundamental Factors Affect-ing Households Matthew Langlois
August 2022 Gender Differences in Precarious Jobs Pre, During and Post Covid Chloe (Yu) Hua

August 2021 

Do government intervention and foreign aid reduce shrinking? Research focused on negative growth

Zhibo Ye (Advisor: K. Annen)

August 2021 Carbon Emissions and Corporate Profitability in Canada Shehani Wanniarachchi (Advisor: I. Tsiakas)
August 2021 Employment and Mental Health Status: The Impact of the COVID Labor Market on Youth and Older Workers in Canada Arjanny Villasis (Advisor: L. Grogan)
August 2021 Spot Crude Oil Threshold CAPM Model Chenyi Suo (Advisor: Y. Sun)
August 2021 The Impact of the Ebola Epidemic on Teenage Births in Guinea Olaitan Ogunnote (Advisor: L. Grogan)
August 2020 Predictability of the Buffett Yardstick Ratio Máté Bors (Advisor: Y. Sun)
August 2019 CVS Health and Danaher Security Analysis  Guanghong Ou (Advisor: F. Tapon)
August 2019 Socioeconomic factors and their relationship to first world war survival rates Nico Meffe (Advisor: K. Inwood)
August 2019 Cryptocurrency Price Flows with Artificial Neural Networks Sami Abdurahman (Advisor: N. Gradojevic)
August 2019 The Dynamics of Occupational Structure of Chinese Workforce in Canada, 1881-1921 Weiguan Wang (Advisor: K. Inwood)
August 2019 The impact of rankings information on improving performance Xiaohan Yu (Advisor: B. Cadsby)
August 2018 Increasing Productivity Using Performance Ranking Information Altanchimeg Algaa (Advisor: B. Cadsby)
August 2018 Alternative Demographic Ratio Definitions and their Implications for Stock Valuations Jordan Smith (Advisor: A. Maynard)
August 2018 Ownership Concentration, Common Risk Factors, & Stock Returns Michael Di Carlo (Advisor: F. Tapon)
August 2018 Employment Income Disparities for Aboriginal Peoples in Canada from 2001‐2011 by Education, Field of
Study, and Sexual Identity
Mark Grant (Advisor: M. Plesca)
August 2018 ‘Life Expectancy and GDP in China: A Time Series' Sishi Xu (Advisor: T. Stengos)
August 2018 Is there a bubble in Beijing's Housing Market? Xiaohe Ma (Advisor: M. Li)
August 2018 A Stock Selection Framework Based on Deep Stacked Autoencoder Yue Hu (Advisor: F. Tapon)
August 2018 China’s Monthly Capital Flight over 2015‐2017 Yili Zhang (Advisor: M. Li)
July 2018 Does Policy Dependent Aid Impact The World Bank’s Country Policy and Institutional Assessment Rating? Alexander Meek (Advisor: K. Annen)
June 2018

Forecasting Bitcoin Returns with Simple Technical Indicators and Neural Networks

Robert Adcock
(Advisor: N. Gradojevic)
December 2017 How Mines Affect China's Development Finance in Africa

Lihui Liu
(Advisor: K. Annen)

December 2017 The Impacts of Female Education and Life Expectancy on Economic Growth in the Far East Countries: A panel Data Analysis

Han Zhang 
(Advisor: T. Stengos)

August 2017 Panel Data Model with Fixed Effects: A comparative Study Yougxu Yao
(Advisor: Y. Sun)
August 2017 Cigarette Money Jianwei Yang
(Advisor: M. Li)
August 2017 Security Analysis- Transcontinental Inc. Zhuoyan Xie
(Advisor: F. Tapon)
August 2017 A study on China's Shadow Banking Development Ziwei Sun
(Advisor: M. Li)
August 2017 An Analysis of Canada’s Climate Change Mitigation Policies with a focus on Ontario’s Cap and Trade System and the Environmental and Economic Outcomes Megan Stansfield
(Advisor: T. Genc)
August 2017 Universal Corporation Security Analysis Report Miguel Rosa
(Advisor: F. Tapon)
August 2017 FDI inflows in the new century and their effect on trade in selected East and Southern African countries Davies Nyachieng’a
(Advisor: M. Li, D. Prescott)
August 2017 Ensign Energy Inc. Security Analysis

Kyle MacKenzie
(Advisor: F. Tapon)

August 2017 Simultaneous Proposal Algorithm and Signaling Model in Two-sided Matching Market Yibin Li 
(Advisor: A. Sadanand)
August 2017 A Qualitative Analysis of Polaris Industries Inc  Charles Kovacs
(Advisor: F. Tapon)
August 2017 The sunk cost fallacy in the NBA: evidence using player salary and playing time Alexander Hinton
(Advisor: Y. Sun)
August 2017 US natural gas market reacts to shocks in the crude oil market De Gi
(Advisor: T. Genc)
August 2017 Corby Spirits and Wine Limited Case Analysis Caijun Fu
(Advisor: F. Tapon)
August 2017 Empirical Evidence of Housing Bubbles in the Ontario Housing Market

Weiguang Chen
(Advisor: M. Li)

August 2017 Stock analysis Report - RGC Resources (RGCO) Kexin Chen
(Advisor: F. Tapon)
August 2017 Empirics of emerging markets international reserves holding under high capital mobility, commodity trade shocks and short‐term external debt

Theo Braimah Awanzam
(Advisor: M. Li,
L. Grogan)

July 2017 Aggregate market expectations of the Greek crisis Eleonora Papanastasiou
(Advisor: N. Gradojevic, T. Stengos)
May 2017 Companies' market value drivers
An analysis of the Dow Jones components: 1999‐2016
Davide Orlandini
(Advisor: F. Tapon, Y. Sun)
August 2016 The role of robust skewness and kurtosis in portfolio allocation between US and World stock market Mengke Luo
(Advisor: A.Maynard)
August 2016 Factors in Affecting Market Fundamentals of Short-run Canadian Natural Gas Export Price Linxiao Huang
(Advisor: T.Genc)
August 2016 Crude oil price and Macroeconomic relationship: A Factor Augmented Vector Error Correction Approach. Richard Darko
(Advisor: T.Genc)
August 2016 The Impacts of Female Education and Total Life Expectancy on Economic
Growth in the Middle East and North Africa: A Panel Data Analysis
Nazlican Sahan
(Advisor: T.Stengos)
August 2016 Predictive Analytics: A Study of Vehicle Pricing Justin Kowalczyk
(Advisor: R.Kirkegaard)
July 2016 Ownership Concentration, Common Risk Factors, & Stock Returns Stephen Elliot
(Advisor: F.Tapon, A.Maynard)
July 2016 International Investment: A Financial Literature Survey

Erica Alvarez
(Advisor: F.Tapon)

July 2016 Aid Effectiveness on Growth: Does the Measurement of Aid Really Matter? Shawana Khan
(Advisor: K.Annen)
June 2016 A Cross Country Analysis on Top Income Inequality Kyel Governor
June 2015 The Golden Period of Pakistan: A Time-Differentiated Decompositional Growth Analysis of the First Three Five-Year Centralized Economic Plans Asad Ejaz Butt (Advisor: K. Inwood)
August 2014 Credit Easing policy's impact on Chinese real estate market Yi Zhang
(Advisor: Y.Sun)
August 2014 The Solar Photovoltaic Module Industry in Energy Market Xin Shi
(Advisor: T.Genc)
August 2014 The effect of depreciation of Canadian dollars on Canadian trade ratio Xida Ouyang
(Advisors: M.Li, A.Maynard)
August 2014 Are we enslaving or facilitating women empowerment? : A Bangladesh Case Takmila Mysha
(Advisor: Y.Sun)
August 2014 The Impact of Bed Bugs on Apartment Rents in the United States Nicholas Manuel
August 2014 Evaluating the environmental effectiveness and cost-efficiency of water quality trading in the South Nation watershed, Ontario, Canada Richard McNeil
(Advisor: R.McKitrick)
August 2014 Electricity Consumption and Economic Growth in China Mi Tang
(Advisor: T.Genc)
August 2014 Foreign aid effectiveness in the global arena and South Asia Mohammad Kabir
(Advisors: Y.Sun, K.Annen)
August 2014 The Impact of the Great Recession on Marginal Propensity to Consume: An Empirical Study from the U.S. Households Mengqi Zhan
(Advisor: Y.Sun)
August 2014 Influence of Wind Power on Hourly Electricity Prices and Noise Levels for Ontario, Canada Jianyu Zhang
(Advisor: T.Genc)
August 2014 The Performance of Canadian Equity Funds Constructed with Fundamental Weights Jason Di Reto
(Advisor: F.Tapon)
July 2014 The Equity Premium and Business Cycles: A Defense of Predictability Ranella Billy
(Advisors: I.Tsiakas, Y.Sun)
July 2014 Combining Economic Fundamentals to Predict Exchange Rates Brant Munro
(Advisors: I.Tsiakas, A.Maynard)
March 2014 Do high-income countries generate electricity more cleanly? Kyle Leary
(Advisor: D.Prescott) 
September 2013 What Drives Canadian Housing Price in the Long Run? Wenhao Lu
(Advisors: D.Prescott, M.Li)
August 2013 A Study on 2012-13 Cypriot Financial Crisis and Modeling the Effects of Deposit Insurance on Banking Crises Ziheng Li
(Advisors: M.Li, A.Sadanand)
August 2013 Take-over Bids: Theory, Reality and the Free-Rider Problem Da Lin
(Advisor: B.Cadsby)
August 2013 The effect on insurance and incentives of government relief for natural disasters Xiaolei Ma
(Advisor: Y.Sun)
August 2013 The difference of labour force participation probability between Canadian immigrants and natives Pu Ren
(Advisors: Y.Sun, M.Plesca)
August 2013 Exchange Rate Predictability Using Combined Forecasts Kwanyong Kim
(Advisor: I.Tsiakas)
August 2013 The effects of new cooperative medical scheme on rural residents’ insurance choice in China Haibin Zhang
(Advisors: Y.Sun, B.Ferguson)
August 2013 The Impact of Contract Structure and Incentives on Player Performance in the National Hockey League: A Fixed Effects Analysis Franz Henke
(Advisors: M.Plesca, B.Cadsby)
August 2013 End-of-the-month effect of Canadian equity and potential window dressing manipulations by fund managers Denis Varshavsky
(Advisors: A.Maynard, V.Alexeev)
July 2013 The Causal Dynamics Between Energy Consumption and GDP:  An Overview of 16 OECD Countries Using Panel and Time Series Data  Ben LeFort
(Advisor: R.McKitrick)
June 2013 Explaining Youth Arrests: An Economic and Sociological Approach Adrian Rhohit Dass
(Advisor: T.Stengos)
January 2013 Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Location Effects on EQAO Test Results in Ontario Mary Devlin
(Advisor: K.Annen)
October 2012 Forecasting Exchange Rate Returns in Emerging Economies: The BRICS Jesse Barke Doka
(Advisors: I. Tsiakas, A. Maynard)
August 2012 The Effects of Internet Saturation on Attracting Foreign Direct Investment in Developing Countries (Abstract) Neil Verkade
(Advisor: A. Maynard)
August 2012 The Impact of Oil Price Shocks on the Canadian Provincial Unemployment (Abstract) Shruti Maken
(Advisor: A. Maynard)
August 2012 The Cost of Wind Power in Ontario: A look at the competitive feasibility of wind generated electricity and the current FIT program (Abstract) Jefferson Harding
(Advisor: T. Genc)
August 2012 Modeling Alternative Energy Investment (Abstract) Eric Nguyen
(Advisor: A. Maynard)
August 2012 Solar Energy in Ontario: The cost of replacing coal and the benefits from FIT rates (Abstract) Kavita Valarmathi
(Advisor: T. Genc)
August 2012 The Relationship between Health, Wealth, and Caste in India: A Non-Linear Investigation (Abstract) Sarah Salih
(Advisor: A. Maynard)
August 2012 The Weighting Method of Financial Stress Index Matters: An Empirical Analysis (Abstract) Dan (Sabrina) Gong
(Advisor: Y. Sun)
July 2012 The Composition of Government Spending and Growth (Abstract) Amit Summan
(Advisor: K. Annen)
June 2012 The Kuznets Hypothesis: A sensitivity analysis using multiple regression specifications (Abstract) Eric Lindsay
(Advisor: T. Stengos)
December 2011 Natural Resources, Education and Economic Growth Sepideh Ghafouri
(Advisor: A. Maynard)
December 2011 Predicting Market Power in the Ontario Wholesale Electricity Market Nahal Azimi
(Advisor: T. Genc)
September 2011 Effects of Vocational Training on Wage Income for Villagers: the Evidence from Rural China Haigang Wang
(Advisor: L. Grogan)
August 2011 Generation Length of Hardware in Multi-Sided Markets with Indirect Network Effects Josh Hoy
(Advisor: H. Thille)
August 2011 A Dynamic Model of Equilibrium Selection in Signaling Markets with Finite Memory Greg Galay
(Advisor: R. Kirkegaard)
August 2011 Is China near the great wall? Economic slowdowns and discussion on China Tingting Jiang
(Advisor: L. Cellarier)
August 2011 Family Businesses and Firms in Canada Bowen Wang
(Advisor: B. Cadsby)
August 2011 The Foreign Exchange Carry Trade for Canadian Investors Tian Feng
(Advisor: I. Tsiakas)
July 2011 Do people respond to smog alerts? Evidence from changes in asthma-related hospital admissions before and after the introduction of smog alerts Matthew Pot
(Advisor: R. McKitrick)
July 2011 The Lender of Last Resort, Moral Hazard and Capital Requirements in the Subprime Mortgage Crisis Xiao Liang
(Advisor: M. Li)
July 2011 The Balassa-Samuelson Effect in China and its Implications for China’s Equilibrium Real Exchange Rate Yu Chen
(Advisor: M. Li)
July 2011 Energy Switching in a Small Open Economy: An Application to Ontario Road Energy Demand Kevin Hendriks
(Advisor: H. Thille)
June 2011 The Increase in Female Enrolment and Graduation from University: Trends and Causes Nicole Broderick
(Advisor: M. Plesca)
June 2011 Examination and sensitivity analysis of the reverse regression approach to determining discrimination Ioannis Sivenas
(Advisor: T. Stengos)
June 2011 Price Regime Effects on Residential Water Demand in Canada James Capotosto
(Advisor: J. Livernois)
June 2011 Factors Affecting the Rate of Obesity on Canada and the USA – Evidence from the Joint Canada USA Health Survey Rahela Dina
(Advisor: B. Ferguson)
October 2010 Balancing Benefits and Employment Incentives for Those With Disabilities Kristopher Kuysten
(Advisor: M. Hoy)
September 2010 Investigating Electoral Reform in Canada: The Option of Mixed-Member Proportionality Kyle Grant
(Advisor: J. Goertz)
August 2010 Migrants' Remittances and Education: Evidence from Albania Drew Pihlainen
(Advisor: L. Grogan)
August 2010 An Investigation of the Public-Sector Pension Differential and Retirement Expectations in Europe Sara Hoare
(Advisor: D. Prescott)
August 2010 Short Term Exchange Rate Volatility:  Purchasing Power Parity, Forecasting, and Interest Rate Differentials Tyler Lawson
(Advisor: Y. Sun)
August 2010 Beyond Joint Liability Lending: Reexamining the Impact of Contract Type on Repayment Rates in Latin American Microfinance Mallory Baxter
(Advisor: K. Annen)
August 2010 Examining the Gender Wage Gap Across Canada: An Empirical Approach Cortney Simkins
(Advisor: M. Plesca)
September 2009 Stock Market Overreaction and Complacent Management: How to Reconcile Reversal Patterns in Stock Returns and Firm Life Cycles Yi "Louie" Lu 
(Advisors: F. Tapon, A. Maynard)
August 2009 Linear Invalidity of the "Mincer Equation" in the Canadian Labor Market Jiayuan "Jennifer" Teng
(Advisors: T. Stengos, Y. Sun)
August 2009 Labor Market Outcomes and the Temporary Help Agencies in the United States Fraser Summerfield
(Advisors: L. Grogan, M. Plesca, T. Stengos)
August 2009 On the Empirical Effect of Human Capital on Economic Growth Diana Alessandrini 
(Advisors: T. Stengos, A. Maynard)
August 2009 The Computer Wage Premium in Canada in 1994 and 2000 Xiaoxiao "Sissi" Han 
(Advisors: M. Pesca, L. Grogan)
August 2009 Analysis of the Determinants and Decision of Suicide Robert Bright 
(Advisors: L. Cellarier, S. Kosempel)
August 2009 Stock Return Predictability: A Comparison of Two Seemingly Similar Markets Paul Lirette 
(Advisors: A. Maynard, K. Inwood)
July 2009 C02 Emissions During Business Cycles Timothy Scholz
(Advisors: R. McKitrick, A. Maynard)
April 2009 Smoking, BMI and Demand for Medical Care Alfia Karimova 
(Advisors: B. Ferguson, M. Plesca)
December 2008 The Analysis of Efficient Foreign Exchange Market in China Xi Susan Chen 
(Advisors: T. Stengos, Y. Sun)
December 2008 The Cost of Compliance on Offshore Financial Centers Lynette Okado 
(Advisors: P. Martin, M. Plesca)
October 2008 Factor Price Adjustments With Wage Rigidity: Implications for the Canadian Economy Brad Norwood 
(Advisors: P. Martin, C. Southey)
September 2008 A Model of Price Spikes in Two Markets and an Analysis of the Risks of Expanded Trade Between Them Peter Steele-Mosey 
(Advisors: A. Maynard, H. Thille)
August 2008 Climate Variations, Extreme Weather and the Market Value of Insurance Firms Robert Keyes 
(Advisors: R. McKitrick, M. Hoy)
August 2008 An Alternative Approach to Private Sector Crude Oil Forecasting for Explaining the Dynamics of Exploration in Canada Scott Legree 
(Advisors: H. Thille, A. Maynard)
August 2008 The Impact of Firm and Industry Specific Risk on Outside Director Contracts Craig Ferguson 
(Advisors: M. Hoy, J.A. Amegashie)
August 2008 Income Contingent Repayment Schemes and the Canadian Student Loans Program Alexander Jokic 
(Advisors: M. Hoy, B. Ferguson)
August 2008 Field of Study and Its Effect on the Youth Job Market Dan Embury 
(Advisors: M. Plesca, M. Hoy)
August 2008 An Analysis of the 2004-05 NHL Lockout: Have the Objectives Been Accomplished and Is There Now League Wide Collusion? Kevin Silber 
(Advisors: D. Prescott, J.A. Amegashie)
August 2008 International Tourism Demand for Costa Rica Gabriela Lacayo 
(Advisors: T. Stengos, Y. Sun)
August 2008 Real GDP Per Capita Cointegration Among the ASEAN5. Is There a Case for a Common Regional Currency? Sui Lay Tan
(Advisors: B. Ferguson, A. Maynard)
July 2008 Price Forecasting in Day-Ahead Ontario Electricity Market (OEM) Yuan Tracey Tian 
(Advisors: T. Stengos, Y. Sun)
July 2008 Does FDI Foster Economic Growth? Dynamic Panel Data GMM Estimators Joniada Milla
(Advisors: T. Stengos, A. Maynard)
May 2008 New Vehicle Sales in Ontario as Influenced by Changes in Retail Regular Unleaded Gasoline Prices Michael Akyaw
(Advisors: T. Stengos, Y. Sun)
April 2008 Diversification Benefits and EMU Equity Market Integration: An Empirical Study of iShares MSCI Index Funds of European Countries Yuting Han
(Advisors: T. Stengos, Y. Sun)
November 2007 Monitoring Mobile Telecommunication's Effect on Africa's Growth Will Santo
(Advisors: T. Stengos, L. Cellarier)
November 2007 FDI and Growth: A Robustness Analysis Jingjing Du 
(Advisors: T. Stengos, Y. Sun)
October 2007 Are Corporate Researchers Morally Corrupt? Kathleen Rodenburg
(Advisors: M. Hoy, J.A. Amegashie)
August 2007 Probit Analysis of Censored Data: A Fuzzy Set Approach Li Lily Li 
(Advisors: D. Prescott, T. Stengos)
August 2007 Minimum Wage Increases: Help or Harm? Analysis on Minimum Wage Increases and the Effects on Low Income Families in Canada Amanda Jarvis 
(Advisors: M. Plesca, P. Martin)
August 2007 The Impact of Trade Liberalization on the Canadian Labour Market Nan Wang 
(Advisors: M. Plesca, P. Martin)
August 2007 Oil Prices and the Stock Market: A Study on the Effects of OPEC Price Shocks on GCC Countries Stock Market and Testing EMH in the Oil Market Ahmed Chilmeran
(Advisors: T. Stengos, Y. Sun)
August 2007 The Specification Analysis of Cross-Country Growth Regressions: Institutions and Augmented Solow Model Approach Mehmet Pinar 
(Advisors: T. Stengos, K. Inwood)
August 2007 The Impact of FDI on Growth Spyridon Boikos 
(Advisors: T. Stengos, L. Cellarier)
August 2007 Income Distribution Among Provinces in Canada 1973-1997 Zhi Leon Li
(Advisors: T. Stengos, M. Hoy)
April 2007 International Diversification: A Risk-Return Analysis of International Portfolios (1996-2005) Ying Yang
(Advisors: F. Tapon, Y. Sun)
April 2007 Confucian Values and Attitudes Toward Time Discounting and Financial Risk Yan Zhou 
(Advisors: C.B. Cadsby, K. Annen)
January 2007 An Anthropometric Study of the Standard of Living and Degree of Marginality in Ontario and Quebec, 1870-1900 James Yool
(Advisors: K. Inwood, J. Cranfield)
September 2006 Are Redistributive Land Reforms Feasible? Guatemala as a Case Study Christopher Gregory (Advisor: K. Inwood)
August 2004 Regional Effects of the Wheat Boom Tracy Dawson (Advisor: K. Inwood)
April 2004 Farm Size, Land Productivity and Factor Utilization: The Economic Case for Guatemalan Land Reform in 1950

Dylan Ramshaw (Advisor: K. Inwood)

December 2000

A Comparison of Manufacturing Productivity in Canada and the US in the Late 19th Century

Leonardo Bozza (Advisor: K. Inwood)
1997 Patterns of Property Ownership by the Women of Guelph, 1871 vs 1891

Susan Ingram (Advisor: K. Inwood)

1997 The Origins of Regional Development in Atlantic Canada Patricia Embleton (Advisor: K. Inwood)
September 1995 Estimates of Labour Force Participation in South Wellington, 1871 Alex Goddard (Advisor: K. Inwood)
December 1993 Beer and Spirits in Nineteenth Century Ontario: What We Know and What We Don’t Know Christopher French (Advisor: K. Inwood)
1990 Household Behaviour and the Allocation of Time: The Case of Cloth Production on Ontario Farms in 1860 Anastasia Lintner (Advisor: K. Inwood)