Office of Undergraduate Research

The Economic Potential of the Panama Canal

The expansion of the Panama Canal into a Deep Water Ocean Vessel Waterway is nearing completion. Here in Wisconsin and across the eastern US, there is great hope surrounding the economic potential to manufacturers wanting to move their goods between US and Asia and beyond. Imagine that a set of real companies is now beginning to consider expanding activities in current foreign markets and/or serving new foreign markets with their products.

Tasks and responsibilities:

Students will study and model the attractiveness to targeted industries of using the Panama Canal. This is a research project associated with the newly created Supply Chain Management Institute in the Lubar School of Business.