Faculty Advisor

Radzicki, Michael J.


We would like to thank Professor Michael Radzicki of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute Department of Economics for serving as an advisor and mentor to the development of this project. Likewise, to Professor Alexander Smith, as head of the Department of Economics, for making this project possible. We would also like to thank the FED for facilitating data on the U.S. Economy to all general public through their website, thank you for helping us do research. Finally, we thank Reid Billings for his help, comments and suggestions throughout the writing of this paper. Without the support and expertise of these people, the success of the project would not have been possible.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2019


Economic Science

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies