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Hello! My name is Brooke Whitcomb. I study Economics and Conuter Science at Davidson College in North Carolina. This is a personal website to showcase my academic projects, op-eds, and creative writing. My interests include sustainability, economics, and economic policy. Please reach out to me at brwhitcomb@davidson.edu. 

Creole Language Evolution in an Agent-Based Model

This is an academic paper for Computational Economics Course at Davidson College with Dr. Shyam Gouri Suresh. Written November 12th 2021. This paper was a group project with Clay Tribus ’22 and Sam Cascio ’22. Introduction Creole languages are a type of language that emerges when groups of people who do not share a common …

The Effect of the American Jobs Plan by the Biden Administration on Macroeconomic Factors

This is a paper analyzes Biden’s infrastructure plan using two schools of thought: Classical economics and the Keynesian model. This is part of a final in ECO 205 Macroeconomics at Davidson College with Dr. Gouri Suresh Biden’s infrastructure plan would increase government spending significantly on infrastructure projects such as highways, bridges, transportation systems, electric grids, …

An Antiracist Lens on Social Security Reform

This is a co-written paper for an economics independent study with Joe Craven, and Dr. Gouri Suresh at Davidson College co-written with Michaela Gibbons and Bryce Kalsu Introduction According to scholar and activist Ibram X. Kendi, an antiracist policy is “any measure that produces or sustains racial equity between racial groups” (2019). In his book, …

CARES Act — should congress continue benefits after July 31st?

The CARES Act provided supplemental unemployment insurance benefits of $600 a week to all workers who qualify for benefits. These benefits expire at the end of July. Should this supplement be extended? The CARES act unemployment insurance should not be extended. Shutdowns to reduce the spread of COVID-19 caused businesses to layoff their workers by …

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