REAL Report

Student Research

Undergraduate students in ECON 451 and FINC 451 conduct original research throughout the course and present during the College’s Undergraduate Research Symposium. These student research poster presentations developed over the Spring 2023 Quarter ranged from the economic impact of investments in clean energy to monetary policy shocks on oil production.

Click the buttons below to view each student’s research poster.



The Center for Economic Research (CER) provides economic analysis to private businesses and government agencies in the greater Louisiana region. Housed within the College of Business at Louisiana Tech University, the Center serves to connect the university community with economic development efforts in the state by supplying detailed economic impact analysis of both private enterprise and government policy initiatives.

The Center also partners with faculty in co-curricular efforts by producing the quarterly Regional Economic Analysis of Louisiana (REAL) Report with College of Business economics and finance students. Annually, the CER produces the Louisiana Economic Abstract which outlines macroeconomic trends at the state and MSA level.