HPU Assistant Professor Of Economics Presents, Discusses Papers At New York City Conference

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 13, 2009 – Dr. Suryadipta Roy, assistant professor of economics in the Earl N. Phillips School of Business at High Point University, recently presented and discussed papers at the annual conference of the Eastern Economic Association, held in New York City from Feb. 27 to March 1.
Roy presented a paper that researched the effect of corruption on trade openness and its implications on the income distribution between labor and capital. He also discussed his research on the effect of ethnic networks on exports of the United States, and some improvements on the econometric analysis in this area using the gravity model of trade.
The Eastern Economic Association, a not-for-profit corporation that promotes educational and scholarly exchange on economic affairs, encourages freedom of research and discussion. The group holds annual conferences in various cities on the eastern seaboard, including Boston, Crystal City, Va., New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with more than 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 50 countries and more than 40 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” The university offers 66 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate-degree majors. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at www.highpoint.edu.
  Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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