October 1, 2014  

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Southern Miss Gulf Coast Student, Professors Participate in Conference

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Charles Tibedo

A student and faculty members from The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast earned a top award and participated in three paper presentations, respectively, at the 50th annual Academy of Economics and Finance Conference in Mobile, Ala. Feb. 13 – 16.

Charles Tibedo, a student in the international development doctoral program at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, was recognized as the winner of the Best Ph.D. Paper Award at the conference.

Tibedo’s paper, titled “Revisiting the Twin-Deficit Hypothesis,” was among papers submitted from students throughout the United States, as well as China, Australia and Germany. This is the second year that a Southern Miss international development doctoral program student has won the Best Ph.D. Paper Award.

Dr. Shahdad Naghshpour, professor of political science, international development and international affairs, presented the following papers, “Cost-Revenue of a′ la carte (ALC) or Bundling of Television Markets,” with Dr. Ed Nissan, professor emeritus of economics at Southern Miss; “The Impact of Out Sourcing Medical Practices,” with Dr. David Butler, associate professor of political science, international development and international affairs at Southern Miss Gulf Coast, as well as international development doctoral students and research associates Michael Webb and Candace Bright; and “Panama Canal Expansion and the U.S. Ports of Gulf of Mexico,” with Dr. MD Sarder, assistant professor of construction at Southern Miss Gulf Coast.

For more information on the Southern Miss International Development Doctoral Program, visit www.usm.edu/gulfcoast/international-development-doctoral-program.