The WSU School of Economic Sciences is committed to enhancing economic literacy in the state of Washington and society in general. SES’s Extension team is composed primarily of five faculty economists with outreach responsibilities. Additionally, other SES faculty have partial extension appointments, and all SES faculty are, from time to time, engaged with constituent’s problems and other issues of interest.
New and Featured Links
- TB32 – Feasibility of Different Harvest Methods for Cider Apples: Case Study for Western WA
- TB29 2014 Cost estimates fo establishing, producing and packing Fuji apples in WA
- TB28 2015 Cost estimates of establishing and producing organic high bush blueberries in Eastern WA
- TB22 2015 Cost estimates of establishing producing and packing Bing sweet cherries in WA
- A Practitioner’s Guide to Testing for Regional Industrial Localization
- Export Trends in Washington State, Vol. 8
- Agricultural Trade Barriers Database
- Provisions of the Affordable Care Act and Washington’s Health Insurance Exchange
- Economic Impact of Washington’s Wheat Sector, April 2015
- Overview of the Agricultural Act of 2014 Dairy Margin Protection Program and Its Implications for Washington Dairy Farmers
- Extension Education Drives Economic Stimulus Through Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers
Community and Regional Economics
Washington is the most export reliant state in the country. Many development projects have an outward component. Thus regional development is intertwined and connected to the global economy. Current projects in the Community and Regional Economics program include analysis of Washington State exports, the Greater Seattle Economic Outlook Survey, and Regional Economic Modeling.
Projects in health extension economics include studies on maternal work status and infant feeding practices, obesity and child nutrition, and mental health among older individuals due to job loss.
This site contains applied economics studies focusing on a diverse array of environmental and natural resources issues in the State of Washington
Specialty Crop Economics
This site contains information on extension economic studies focusing on a diverse array of specialty crops produced in Washington State.
Economics-oriented extension programming for livestock producers and industries. Program focuses on applied economics related to record keeping and financial analysis; cost of livestock diseases and their control; value-added enterprises; and environment interactions such as waste management, and grazing issues.
Tree Fruit Economics
Washington State is blessed by climate as one of the top tree fruit producing regions in the world. However, the world market for tree fruits is highly competitive. Effective economic knowledge is integral to both the Washington growers’ profitabilty and consumers’ satisfaction.
This site includes updates and analyses of the marketing and economics issues of Washington produced wheat and small grains.
Other SES Programs
The IMPACT Center, located in the School of Economic Sciences at Washington State University, seeks to address economic, social, political, and technical problems that affect the competitiveness of Washington’s agriculture and related sectors.
Freight Policy Transportation Institute (FPTI)
The Freight Policy Transportation Institute (FTPI) group at WSU is focused primarily on improving freight efficiency in our multi-modal transportation system, through economic research, accurate/timely information and analysis that addresses current and emerging freight transportation policy issues.