April 9, 2019— A Northern Kentucky University economics student presented his research at the Eastern Economic Association’s annual conference in New York City. Dakota Langhals was part of a group of NKU students who attended the conference with Dr. Abdullah Al-Bahrani, director of the Center for Economic Education and NKU professor.
Langhals, who is a junior, presented his research on “The Effect of Predatory Lending Laws on Mortgage Pricing and Market Activity “at the conference. In October 2018, his research won awards from the Kentucky
NKU was also represented by Freshman Blake Weimer, Sophomore Jolee Schuehler and Seniors Ty Kent, Jacob Koors, Tiana Nwaisser and Matt Frey. All the students are interested in pursuing a graduate degree in economics and are encourage to attend conferences.
“This is a testament to why these experiential learning opportunities are important, they expand students’ horizons,” said Dr. Al-Bahrani. “Many students never consider graduate school because they do not know that path is available to them. This program is designed to encourage students to pursue graduate education in economics.”
While at the conference, students networked and attended break-out sessions on a variety of economic topics including teaching, research and law. To learn more about NKU’s economics degrees and programs, visit the Haile/US Bank College of Business’ website.
About the Eastern Economic Association: The EEA is a non-profit corporation, promoting educational and scholarly exchange on economic affairs. The association encourages the freedom of research and discussion. In pursuit of these goals, it publishes the Eastern Economic Journal and holds an annual conference and meeting of members.
About NKU: Founded in 1968, we are a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. For more information, visit nku.edu.