Freight Policy Transportation Institute (FPTI)
|Ken Casavant, Professor
Ken is a Professor in the School of Economic Sciences and a nationally renowned transportation economist, after spending 35 years at Washington State University. He has received numerous teaching, research and service awards throughout his tenure at Washington State University, including recipient of the "Lifetime Achievement Award" from the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute 2006, the "Washington State University Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award" 2004 and being named “Distinguished Scholar” by the Western Agricultural Economics Association in 2003. Ken also also serves as the Faculty Athletic Representative to the President for Washington State University.
|Eric Jessup, Associate Research Professor
Eric Jessup is an Assistant Research Professor with the School of Economic Sciences at Washington State University. He received his PhD in Agricultural Economics from Washington State University in 1998 and his Master of Agricultural Economics from the University of Kentucky in 1992. Dr. Jessup’s area of interest are in Transportation Economics, Freight Systems Modeling and Geo-spatial Analysis.
|Vicki McCracken, Professor
Vicki is a Professor in the School of Economic Sciences at Washington State University. She received her bachelor degree in economics and home economics at Indiana University, masters and PhD degrees in agricultural economics at Purdue University. Vicki specializes in General Marketing and Price Analysis, Fruit Marketing, Consumption Analysis, and Applied Economics.
|Jia Yan, Associate Professor
Jia Yan is an associate professor of Economics at Washington State University. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from University of California at Irvine. Before joining Washington State University in 2007, he taught in Faculty of Business of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Yan's research covers Transportation Economics, Applied Microeconomics, and Applied Econometrics. He has published his papers in such journal as Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs, Econometrica, Journal of Urban Economics, and Transportation Research Record. His Ph.D. dissertation won the dissertation award of the Transport and Public Utility Group of the American Economic Association in 2003. He also won the research excellence award of the Faculty of Business of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2006.
|J. Bradley Eustice, PhD Student
Bradley received a BA degree in Economics with a minors in Mathematics and Business Management from Brigham Young University in 2011. Prior to attending Washington State University, he worked in the Revenue Management Department at US Airways as a Strategic Forecast Analyst. He is currently working on a PhD in Economics as well as a Masters in Statistics. His research interests are Transportation Economics and Econometrics.
|Austin Miller, PhD Student
Austin received a BA degree in Economics with a minor in Advocacy Communications from Brigham Young University in 2010. He then received a Masters in Public Policy degree also from BYU in 2012. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Economics. His research interests are Resource Economics, Public Policy, and Economic Theory.
|You Zhou, PhD Student
You received a double BS degrees in Economics from WSU and Wuhan University of Technology. His areas of interest are Transportation Economics and Applied Microeconomics. He is currently working on his dissertation relating to the issues of highway infrastructure investment.