The Influence of Collectivism on Microfinance in Senegal

By Cole Scanlon (Harvard University), Keaton Scanlon (Warren Wilson College), and Teague Scanlon (Pomona College). --- Microfinance, despite its mixed results in economic literature, continues to proliferate in many developing countries (Rooyen et al., 2012). This research project investigates the relationship between collectivism and microfinance.


Health Consequences of Legal Origin

By Cole Scanlon. Harvard University. --- Considerable economic research suggests that the historical origin of a countrys laws is associated with legal rules and economic outcomes. This paper investigates differing public health outcomes of countries with common law legal origin (the British model) and civil law legal origin (the French model).


Financial Development and Economic Growth at Different Income Levels

By Cody Kallen. Washington University of St. Louis. --- This paper examines the effects of financial development on growth rates using a sample of countries at different points in time, with the observation for each country beginning at the year it reaches a GDP per capita of $10,000 in constant 2005 dollars.