People

Eric Jessup.

Eric Jessup, Research Professor

Eric’s Faculty Page
eric_jessup@wsu.edu
Eric Jessup is an Research Professor with the School of Economic Sciences at Washington State University and the Director of the Transportation Research Group. His career has included both public and private sector experience in the U.S., Asia and Europe and he has successfully developed, obtained, and managed large collaborative research projects over the past 25 years. He holds a bachelor and master’s degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Kentucky and a doctorate from Washington State University.
Jia Yan.

Jia Yan, Professor

Jia’s Faculty Page
jiay@wsu.edu
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.
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Jake Wagner, Assistant Research Professor

Jake’s Faculty Page
jake.wagner@wsu.edu
Jake Wagner is an Assistant Research Professor in the School of Economic Sciences at Washington State University with research interests in transportation network efficiencies, optimal routing algorithms, and international trade. He has expertise in survey implementation and design, non-market valuation, logistics modeling and impact analysis. Prior to joining the faculty at WSU, Jake was awarded his Ph.D. in economics from Washington State University.
Suzette Galinato.

Suzette Galinato, Research Associate

Suzette’s Faculty Page
sgalinato@wsu.edu
Suzette Galinato is a production economist and assistant director at the IMPACT Center, School of Economic Sciences in Washington State University. She received her BS in Economics from the University of the Philippines-Los Baños and MA in Economics from Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada. Before joining Washington State University, she worked as a consultant in The World Bank on projects relating to linkages of economic development, environment and policy. 

At WSU, Suzette’s areas of interest are on farm production, sustainable agriculture, and agriculture supply chain. Her current research programs include the development of crop enterprise budgets, and economic feasibility analysis of adopting new technologies, and novel or improved practices in agricultural crop production. 
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Adam Wilson, Research Associate

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Adam Wilson is a Research Associate in the Transportation Research Group in the School of Economic Sciences at Washington State University. Adam holds a M.S. in Ag Economics and a B.S. in Mathematics from Auburn University. Prior to joining WSU in 2023, Adam founded and ran a specialty coffee roastery, served as the director of operations for an employee medical provider, and worked as a data specialist developing pipelines and informing strategic decisions.

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Wisnu Sugiarto, Phd Student

wisnu.sugiarto@wsu.edu
Wisnu Sugiarto is an applied microeconomist with research interests in urban, transportation, spatial, natural resource and environmental economics. His current research focuses on road safety and public resource allocation.
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Hanouf Alhunayshil, Phd Student

hanouf.alhunayshil@wsu.edu
Hanouf Alhunayshil is a macroeconomist with research interests are financial economics, finance, and transportation. Her current work focuses on identifying the determinants of truck rates — analyzing the factors influencing their pricing and the consequences of broader economic conditions on these rates.