Vasudha Mathur is a senior from New Delhi, studying Economics in the Cornell College of Arts and Sciences. Her primary focuses of study are education and developmental economics. Tumenkhusel Avirmed is a sophomore with concentrations in Economics and Development, pursuing dual degrees at Cornell in International Agriculture and Rural Development and Environmental Sustainability Science.
Institutions and Political Economies was one of the most represented themes among the 168 papers presented at NEUDC. Research topics under this theme explored the long-term effects of historic regimes, as well as diverse political-economic issues for current regimes, including legislative issues, incentives, and regulation.