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Barry M. Moriarty Student Paper Winner, 2013

Annie Walker, Ph.D., Economics, West Virginia University

Paper Title: “An Empirical Analysis of Resource Curse and the Educational Attainment Channel in the Appalachian Region"

Faculty Sponsor: Amanda Ross, Economics, West Virginia University


Annie is a recent graduate of Ph.D. Economics program at West Virginia University.  During her graduate studies, she taught several undergraduate courses including microeconomics, macroeconomics, and business statistics, and worked for the Bureau of Business and Economic Research.  Her primary research interests include economic growth and development, and natural resource economics.  Her current research focuses on issues related to natural resource development in the Appalachian Region, particularly educational attainment.  Anne will be a Visiting Professor at the University of Colorado Denver beginning in fall 2013.