On February 16, 2018, CSB senior Victoria Waldman’s research paper, titled “Relationship between Returns and Volatility to Policies of U.S. Presidential Election Cycles,” was selected from over a dozen submissions from universities around the country as Best Undergraduate Paper at the Academy of Economics and Finance Convention in Houston, TX.
Finance professor Dr. Clay Moffett says he is very proud of the work and effort Victoria has put forth. “Her research is unique in that it examines the power of ideas and polices to election outcomes, independent of party (Republican or Democrat), particularly those expressed preferences of candidates for bigger/smaller government and higher/lower taxes. It examines candidates’ actual policies and adjusts for economic uncertainties and macro-economic variables in attempting to determine the specific impact of ideas on election outcomes and re-election outcomes.” Victoria hopes to be published in an academic journal after she completes the oral defense portion of her honors project.
Victoria is more than just a CSB senior about the move on to the next phase of her life in two months (she has a full-time job lined up after graduation as a Customer Relationship Specialist in the Flagship division of Vanguard). Besides excelling in her finance concentration and computer science minor, she is also a member of the Honors College, Wilmington Fellows, Cameron Executive Network, Student Finance Association, Alpha Delta Pi sorority, and multiple honors fraternities.
One would think that being involved with all of these groups would leave her little time for anything else; however, while attending CSB she studied abroad three times in Hatfield, England; Wollongong, Australia and Prague, Czech Republic. She is also an avid sports fan, especially ice hockey.