Alumni Lillian Brink (’20) and Sarah Finley (’20), in coordination with David Gillette, professor of economics, and former faculty member Datha Damron-Martinez, had their paper, “The Potency of Envy,” published in the Journal for Economic Educators. The paper began with an Interdisciplinary Community Grant in the summer of 2018. Brink and Finley continued their work on the project for a full year after their graduation from Truman, while also involving a second school to broaden the applicability of their research. The paper, which explores the role of envy in personal and social decision-making processes, can be found here. Brink, Finley, Gilette and Jennis Biser of Austin Peay State University now have a second paper under submission.

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