Research Opportunities

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    2017 Ag Census Database Development (Closed)

    This project involves data manipulation of the 2017 Census of Agriculture data by developing a searchable interactive database interface of individual variables across counties in the US.

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    Business Performance by Race and Gender: Oaxaca Decomposition (Closed)

    This project is focused on data collection and analysis from the 2007 Survey of Business Owners Public Use Microdata. This data is to be linked to state level data sources which will be used for descriptive analysis and regression techniques.

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    CROWE: Gas Tax in Wisconsin (Open)

    Project focused on collecting data about Wisconsin Gas Tax

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    CROWE: Predicting elections winners on a state-by-state basis using neural networks/advanced programming techniques (Open)

    Project focused on using data to predict elections on state by state basis

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    CROWE: Researching the geographical expansion of large bank branches (Open)

    Project focused on investigating the expansion of large scale banks

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    CROWE: Why entrepreneurship rates are so low in Wisconsin but the exit rate is low as well (Open)

    Project focused on investigating start up growth and exit rates in WI using variables.

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    Interactive database development with graphics: Wisconsin housing conditions. (Closed)

    This project involves generating housing profiles from the American Community Survey data for any county or municipality in the US and Wisconsin. These profiles include measures of housing conditions/stress. It is a two phase project that has an interactive excel program and transitioning the program to the web.

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    Mount Horeb Housing Analysis (Closed)

    This project involves contributing to a housing report for the Mount Horeb community by gathering US Census data among other sources in order to create a housing profile for the Mount Horeb community.

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    Mutual Fund Voting and Corporate Governance (Closed)

    This project involves data extracting and crawling for the Edgar website.

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    The Wisconsin Economy: The State of the Financial Sector (Closed)

    This project involves evaluation of regional trends in banking using public data that incorporates number, size, and lending activity of banks in order to compare Wisconsin trends to neighboring states and the national average. This is a comprehensive project that will compare trends in urban and rural areas of the state as well as the national average.

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    The possible reclassification of business cycles (Closed)

    This project is focused on challenging the equilibrium theory of long term and short term boom/bust cycles. As well as how we go about classifying and measuring business cycles.

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    Why are fertility rates among African Americans falling? (Closed)

    This project is focused on understanding and analyzing why over the past 20 years African American fertility rates have begun to decline.