Honors and Senior Theses in EEP
Have you thought about writing a thesis? If requirements are met, you can enroll in:
- Senior Thesis Program in EEP or
- Honors Program in EEP.
You can also apply for research funding for your thesis in the Student Initiated Portal of SPUR.
You may start the honors thesis process anytime you have an idea and a potential professor or graduate student as an advisor. The Honors requirement is two semesters of honors and you can choose how to take those two semesters In EEP Honors we would recommend you start the senior thesis and or honors' process after or in the semester you are taking EEP 118. Having that class opens up empirical approaches in theses research questions and methods with policy implications!
Advice on Getting Started, Formulating a Research Question, Data Empirical Strategies
ARE Link to Data sets and Papers in our subject library page.
Check out the writing services at the Student Learning Center
Congrats to our Fall 2022 Honors Student in the EEP Major, Jack Weaver!
Watch the video of the afternoon of Spring 2022 May 6th featuring EEP honors students HERE, the Entire symposium for Spring 2021 Day 1 featuring EEP HERE, and Fall 2020 HERE
For information on the Melis Medal read HERE
A Sample of EEP Alumni Honors' Thesis
- Scott Kaplan. 2014. "Alternative Crop Adoption: A Study from Cote d'Ivoire," PRESENTATION (mentor David Zilberman, ARE)
- Natalie Mezaki. 2017. "Using Econometrics to Test the Effects of Environmental Injustice on Performance in School" THESIS, PRESENTATION (mentor: Brian Wright, ARE)
- Sophie Andrews. 2018. "Temperature Response in U.S. Electricity Demand, an Investigation into Adaptive Preferences," PRESENTATION (mentor: James Sallee, ARE) Melis Medalist.
- Ryan Saraie. 2018. "Impacts of the California Solar Initiative on Solar Energy Adoption" THESIS (mentor: Meredith Fowlie) Melis Medalist.
- Tyler Jacobson. 2019. " Estimating Willingness to Pay for Cleaner Air" VIDEO, THESIS (mentors David Card, Economics; Sofia B. Villas-Boas, ARE). Melis Medalist.
- Kipper Berven. 2020. "The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act's Impact on Ground Water Withdrawal in the Sacramento Hydrologic Region," THESIS (mentors Sofia B. Villas-Boas, ARE; Ellen Bruno, ARE).
- Ryan Andresen, 2020. "Does Drought Surcharge Pricing Induce Water Conservation?" THESIS (mentor Sofia Villas-Boas, ARE).
- Xinyue Gao, 2020. "Analysis of Factors Influencing Organic Consumption Among Young Adults in California" THESIS (mentor Sofia Villas-Boas, ARE).
- Ariana Jessa, 2020. "Exploring Climate Change Adaptation Pathways for the Guna Yala in San Blas, Panama." Thesis, PRESENTATION (mentor Sofia Villas-Boas, ARE)
- Jerry Zhu, 2020. "A State on Fire: Effect of California Wildfire on Perceived Risks and Home Values." Thesis, PRESENTATION (mentor Sofia Villas-Boas, ARE) Melis Medalist.
- Yanling Liu, 2020. "Bioplastic(Petrochemical Plastic Substitutes): Price Burden and Path to Cost Reduction." PRESENTATION (mentor Brian Wright, ARE)
- Yeeun Moon, 2021. "Has Drug Production in Mexico Contributed to Deforestation?" PRESENTATION (mentor James Sayre, ARE) Melis Medalist.
- Jackie Copfer, 2021. "Impact of COVID-19 Outbreaks at US MEat packing plants on Consumer Preferences for Safe Essential Worker Conditions: Evidence from Discrete Choice Analysis," THESIS. (mentor Sofia VillasBoas, ARE)
- Nica Campbell, 2021. "The COVID-19 Pandemic: Impact on Consumers' environmental Conciousness and Food Choices in California," THESIS (mentor Sofia Villas-Boas ARE)
Ellie Kroskrity, 2022. EEP Sofia Villas-Boas, ARE Examining the Impact of Native American Welfare Policies on Socioeconomic Well-Being: Evidence from the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934, PRESENTATION
Tilak Misner, 2022, EEP Katherine Wagner, ARE The impact of corporate emission disclosures on emission reductions, PRESENTATION
Mark Braun, 2022, EEP Sofia Villas-Boas, ARE Pollution and Fatal Traffic Accidents in California from 1999-2019, PRESENTATION