Hayley Conklin ’15 Earns Award in Undergraduate Research Competition

May 19, 2015


Hayley Conklin ’15, an economics and political science double major from Bloomingdale, New Jersey, earned second place in the Association for Private Enterprise Education’s international 2015 Undergraduate Research Competition. Prizes for the contest were awarded on April 14 in Cancun, Mexico.

The Undergraduate Research Competition, co-sponsored by the Liberty Fund Inc., solicited undergraduate research from APEE’s general themes of political economy, private enterprise education, and free markets, but welcomed research from any topic.

Participants displayed and presented their research during a special reception at the conference. Conklin was awarded second place for her research presentation titled “Incomes of the U.S. Senate.”

Conklin, pictured with APEE president Joshua C. Hall of West Virginia University, graduated in December and is already working for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. She was honored earlier this year as Outstanding Student of 2015 in the Economics Department.