In a first for an MSU Texas
student, senior accounting and finance major Richard Ash has been invited to be
part of the Peer Review Board for the Economics Scholars Program (ESP), a joint
project between the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and Austin College that
promotes the research of undergraduate economics students.
Members of the Peer Review
Board are invited to the board, and must have been presenters at previous
conferences, the ESP’s cornerstone event. Each year, students and faculty from
institutions across the United States and Canada meet to share undergraduate
student-initiated or student-faculty coauthored works, ideas about the role of
undergraduate research in the curriculum, and the challenges and concerns of
undergraduates who conduct research.
Ash’s first presentation at an
ESP conference was in 2016, when he presented research that he had developed as
part of the EURECA (Enhancing Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities) program.
In 2017, he was one of 39 students selected nationwide to make an oral
presentation at the ESP conference. His presentation was titled “On the Effect
of Remittances on Poverty through Human Capital in Developing Countries: Are
Developing Regions Different?”
As a Peer Review Board member,
Ash will confer with other board members to review undergraduate submissions
and choose the presentations for this year’s conference, which will be held
April 6 in Dallas. He is mentored by Assistant Professor Pablo Garcia-Fuentes. Ash
is also a member of MSU Texas’ nationally ranked cycling team.