Placements

Graduate Student Placement Coordinator: Ben Cowan
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Current Job Market Candidates


Imisi Aiyetan.

Imisi Aiyetan

Email: imisi.aiyetan@wsu.edu
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Dissertation Title:
Essays on Environmental and Development Economics
Major Professors:
Ana Espinola-Arredondo, Alan Love, and Shanthi Manian
Research Interests:
Applied Microeconomics, Applied Econometrics, Applied Game Theory, Business Data Science, Environmental Economics, and Development Economics
Position Accepted:
Associate Director, Advanced Analytics, Lead, Mindshare’s Synapse Data Science
Reetwika Basu.

Reetwika Basu

Email: reetwika.basu@wsu.edu
Website

Dissertation Title:
Three Essays on Agent-Based Models for Water Allocation under Appropriative Rights
Major Professors:
Jonathan Yoder, Joseph Cook and Michael Brady
Research Interests:
Water Resource Economics, Agent-Based Modeling, Consumer Behavior,
Econometric Applications
Position Accepted:
Research Scientist II, University of Alabama
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Timur Dincer

Email: timur.dincer@wsu.edu
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Dissertation Title:
Essays in Applied Microeconomics
Major Professors:
Eric Jessup, Jia Yan, Felix Munoz-Garcia and Ana Espinola-Arredondo
Research Interests:
Transportation Economics, Microeconometrics
Position Accepted:
Data scientist at Central Insurance

Jae Young Hwang.

Jae Young Hwang

Email: jaeyoung.hwang@wsu.edu
Website

Dissertation Title:
Essays in Decision-making with an Endogeneity Problem
Major Professors:
Dr. Thomas L. Marsh, Dr. Jinhui Bai, Dr. Joseph H. Cook
Research Interests:
Applied Econometrics, Transportation Economics, Agricultural Economics
Position Accepted:
Post-doc position as a computational research scientist, USDA
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Dindu Lama

Email: dindu.lama@wsu.edu
Website

Dissertation Title:
Essays on Industrial Organization and Transportation Economics
Major Professors:
Jia Yan, Wesley Blundell, and Jill McCluskey
Research Interests:
Applied Microeconomics, Transportation Economics, Empirical Industrial Organization, Applied Econometrics
Position Accepted:
Visiting Assistant Professor, Luther College Decorah IA
Michael Mahoney.

Michael Mahoney

Email: michael.mahoney@wsu.edu
Website

Dissertation Title:
The Impact of Media on Political Polarization: Evidence from the United States
Major Professors:
Salvador Ortigueira, Jinhui Bai, Jia Yan
Research Interests:
Machine Learning, Computational Economics, Macroeconomics, Political Economy
Position Accepted:
Data Scientist, Holland America
Grishma Manandhar.

Grishma Manandhar

Email: grishma.manandhar@wsu.edu
Website

Dissertation Title:
Peer to Peer Electricity Trading in Community Microgrids
Major Professors:
Alan Love, Ana Espinola-Arredondo, Anamika Dubey, and Olvar Bergland
Research Interests:
Machine Learning, Autonomous Agent Design, Electricity Markets, Demand Response
Position Accepted:
Consultant at Concentric Energy Advisors, Boston
Joseph Navelski.

Joseph Navelski

Email: joseph.navelski@wsu.edu
Website

Dissertation Title:
Applied Microeconomic and Statistical Methods using Social Media Data
Major Professors:
Dr. Jill McCluskey, Dr. Felix Munoz-Garcia, Dr. Ron Mittelhammer and Dr. Syed Badruddoza
Research Interests:
Primary Fields: Applied Microeconomics, Econometrics and Statistical Methods
Secondary: Industrial Organization and Network Formation
Position Accepted:
Senior Quantitative Analyst at TD Bank
Mohammad Maksudur Rahman (Maksud).

Mohammad Maksudur Rahman (Maksud)

Email: mohammad.m.rahman@wsu.edu
Website

Dissertation Title:
Essays on Global Burden of Animal Diseases
Major Professors:
Thomas L. Marsh, Michael P. Brady, and Jill J. McCluskey
Research Interests:
Agricultural Economics, Animal Health Economics, International Trade, Applied Econometrics
Position Accepted:
Post-doctoral researcher, WSU
Kennedy Odongo.

Kennedy Odongo

Email: kennedy.odongo@wsu.edu
Website

Dissertation Title:
Machine Learning Applications for Agricultural Economics
Major Professors:
Jill McCluskey, Ron Mittelhammer, and Jia Yan
Research Interests:
Microeconomics, Agricultural Economics, Machine Learning, Data Science
Position Accepted:
Tenure track faculty position, Business School, Hamline University
Jui Sen.

Jui Sen

Email: jui.sen@wsu.edu
Website

Dissertation Title:
Application of Causal Inference Approaches in Environmental Policy Analysis.
Major Professors:
Michael Brady, Wesley Blundell, Jill McCluskey, and Kirti Rajagopalan
Research Interests:
Environmental Economics, Econometrics
Position Accepted:
Data Scientist, Discover Financial Services

Zhazira Alisheva.

Zhazira Alisheva

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Email: zhazira.alisheva@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title: Three Essays on Health Economics

Major Professor: Bidisha Mandal 
Research Interest:
Research Interest: Health Economics, Applied Econometrics, Applied Microeconomics, Change Point Estimation

Position Accepted: Post-doctoral researcher, National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Salim Ahmed Said Al Jahwari.

Salim Ahmed Said Al Jahwari

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Email: s.aljahwari@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title: The International Economics of Gulf Cooperation Council Deficits and Reserves 

Major Professor: Dr. Jinhui Bai, Dr. Salvador Ortigueira, and Dr. Mark Gibson

Research Interest: International Economics, Public Economics, Applied Econometrics

Position Accepted: Financial Stability Executive, Central Bank of Oman 
Nawwaf Mohammed.

Nawwaf Mohammed Aljulaifi

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Email: nawwaf.aljulaifi@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title: The Strategic Effects of Environmental Regulation on Investment in Environmental R&D and Advertising

Major Professor: Ana Espinola-Arredondo

Research Interest: Microeconomics, Industrial Organization, Environmental Economics

Position Accepted: Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, King Saud University
Botir Okhunjanov.

Botir Okhunjanov

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Email: botir.okhunjanov@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title: Three Essays on Applied Microeconomics

Major Professor: Dr. Jill McCluskey

Research Interest: Industrial Organization, Applied Econometrics and Statistics, Environmental & Resource Economics

Position Accepted: Assistant Professor, Denison University
Joshua Olsen.

Joshua Olsen

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Email: joshua.olsen@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title: Essays on Wildland Fire and Housing

Major Professor: Jonathan Yoder, Gregmar Galinato, and Randy Fortenbery

Research Interest: Econometrics, Environmental Economics and Industrial Organization

Position Accepted: Data Scientist/Economist at Colaberry Inc. for Bayer Crop Science
Tiana Randriamaro.

Tiana Randriamaro

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Email: mary.randriamaro@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title: Essays on water utility economics and the value of time

Major Professor: Joe Cook

Research Interest: Behavioral Economics, Natural Resource Economics, Experimental Economics, and Environmental Economics

Position Accepted: Economist at A2F Consulting in Rockville, Maryland
Golam Saroare Shakil.

Golam Saroare Shakil

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Email: golamsaroare.shakil@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title: Three essays in econometrics, agricultural and welfare economics

Major Professor: Dr. Thomas L. Marsh, Dr. Jill McCluskey, and Dr. Ron Mittelhammer

Research Interest: Econometrics and Applied Econometrics, International Trade and Policy, Agricultural Economics and Input Substitute Choice.

Position Accepted: Post-doctoral researcher, Global Health Group, Washington State University
Azhar Uddin.

Azhar Uddin

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Email: azhar.uddin@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title: Essays on Development Economics and Consumer Demand: Evidence from Primary Data

Major Professor: Shanthi Manian, R. Kariina Gallardo, and Jill McCluskey

Research Interest: Development Economics, Experimental Economics, Consumer demand and novel technologies

Position Accepted: Post-doctoral Research Associate 
Institute for Research and Education to Advance Community Health 
Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
Washington State University

Christopher Ambose

Christopher Ambrose

Email: christopher.ambrose@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Three Essays on the Impacts of Recreational Marijuana Legalization
Major Professor:
Benjamin W. Cowan
Research Interests:
Health Economics, Applied Microeconomics, Applied Econometrics, Industrial Organization
Position Accepted:
Post-doctoral researcher, Murphy Institute, Tulane University, New Orleans
Yenjae Chang

Yenjae Chang

Email: yenjae.chang@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Three Essays on Market Power and Consumer Welfare 
Major Professor:
Jia Yan
Research Interests:
Industrial Organization, Energy and Environmental Economics, Transportation Economics, Public Economics
Position Accepted:
Associate Research Fellow, Korea Energy Economics Institute
Xi Gu

Xi Gu

Email: xi.gu@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Essays on Consumer Demand and Production Risk 
Major Professor:
Dr. Thomas L. Marsh
Research Interests:
Applied Microeconomics, Applied Econometrics, Consumer Demand, Agricultural Economics, Quantitative Methods
Position Accepted:
Colaberry, Data Scientist position at Bayer
Wenjun Wu

Wenjun Wu

Email: wenjun.wu2@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Three Essays on Fertility Decision Making
Major Professor:
Bidisha Mandal
Research Interests:
Development Economics, Health Economics, Behavior Economics, Econometrics 
Position Accepted:
Tax Policy Specialist at Washington State Department of Licensing
Samantha Johnson

Samantha Johnson

Email: samantha.r.johnson@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Cause and Effect of Marketing Order Terminations
Major Professor:
Jill J. McCluskey and Mike Brady
Research Interests:
Agriculture, Industrial Organization, Applied Microeconomics
Position Accepted:
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Oklahoma.
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Nicholas Potter

Email: nicholas.a.potter@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Applications of Causal Inference and Policy Analysis
Major Professors:
Dr. Ron Mittelhammer, Dr. Jill McCluskey and Dr. Jia Yan
Research Interests:
Applied Econometrics; Health Economics; Agricultural, Environmental and Natural Resource Economics.
Position Accepted:
Assistant Director-Research at Moody’s Analytics, West Chester, PA.
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Jugal Marfatia

Email: jugal.marfatia@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Application of Machine Learning in Health Economics. 
Major Professors:
Jill J. McCluskey and Mike Brady
Research Interests:
Econometrics, Machine Learning, Data Science
Position Accepted:
Data Scientist, Analytics: Facebook
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Joshua Tibbitts

Email: joshua.tibbitts@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
The Economics of Pain
Major Professor:
Jill McCluskey and Ron Mittelhammer
Research Interests:
Health Economics, Behavioral Economics, Pain, Public Economics
Position Accepted:
Assistant Professor, Brigham Young University, Idaho
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Joseph Patten

Email: joseph.patten@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Essays on Higher Education, Developmental Economics, and Esports Economics
Major Professor:
Dr. Ben Cowan and Dr. Jon Yoder
Research Interests:
Industrial Organization, Game Theory, Behavioral and Public Economics
Position Accepted:
Data Scientist, Capital One
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Jikhan Jeong

Email: Jikhan.Jeong@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Business Economics of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data
Major Professor:
H. Alan Love
Research Interests:
Business Economics of AI and Big Data, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing (NLP), Discrete Choice Model, Energy Economics.
Position Accepted:
Visiting Assistant Professor of Data Science & Business Analytics, Florida Polytechnic University
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HyunJin Lim

Email: hyunjin.lim@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Three Essays on Organic Agriculture
Major Professor:
Michael Brady
Research Interests:
Applied microeconomics, Agricultural economics, and Environmental and resource ecnomics
Position Accepted:
Deputy Director 2050 Carbon Neutrality Commission, Korea
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Hao Li

Email: haoli.li@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Advances In Applied Agricultural and Experimental Economics
Major Professor:
Dr. Jonathan Yoder
Research Interests:
Primary: Applied Econometrics
Secondary: Environmental and Natural Resources Economics, Agricultural Economics.
Position Accepted:
Data scientist, Bayer Crop Science LLC
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Chelsea Pardini

Email: chelsea.pardini@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Three Applications of Game Theory to Environmental and Conflict Economics
Major Professor:
Dr. Ana Espínola-Arredondo
Research Interests:
Primary: Environmental & Natural Resource Economics, Environmental Justice, Political Economy of Settler Colonialism
Secondary: Health Economics, Industrial Organization
Position Accepted:
Post-doctoral researcher, New York University (Institute for Policy Integrity)
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Ashutosh Kumar

Email: ashutosh.kumar@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Three Essays in Health and Environmental Economics
Major Professor:
Benjamin W. Cowan
Research Interests:
Applied Microeconomics, Health Economics, Development Economics
Position Accepted:
Post-doctoral researcher, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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Alexander Kappes

Email: alexander.kappes@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
The Economics of Livestock Health, Disease, and Production
Major Professor:
Thomas L. Marsh and J. Shannon Neibergs
Research Interests:
Applied Statistical Learning, Agricultural Economics, Global Health and Development
Position Accepted:
Post-doctoral researcher, Global Health Group, Washington State University
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Afrin Islam

Email: afrin.islam@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Essays on Food Choices and Health Outcomes
Major Professor:
Dr. Jill J. McCluskey, Dr. Thomas L. Marsh and Dr. Ron Mittelhammer
Research Interests:
Applied Econometrics, Economics of Media, Food Policy, Climate Change
Position Accepted:
Assistant Professor of Instruction, Department of Economics, Temple University, Philadelphia.
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Mursaleen Shiraj

Email: m.shiraj@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Applications of Causal Inference and Policy Analysis
Major Professor:
Dr. Ron Mittelhammer, Dr. Jill McCluskey and Dr. Jia Yan
Research Interests:
Applied Econometrics; Health Economics; Agricultural, Environmental and Natural Resource Economics.
Position Accepted:
Assistant Director-Research at Moody’s Analytics, West Chester, PA.

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Modhurima. Amin

Email: modhurima.amin@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Choices and Safety in the U.S. Retail Industry
Major Professor:
Jill J. McCluskey
Research Interest:
Applied Econometrics, Industrial Organization, Energy and Resource Economics, Change Points in High Dimensional Data
Position Accepted:
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Applied Econometrics, Statistics and Data Science, Texas Tech University
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J. Bradley Eustice

Email: jbradley.eustice@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Topics in Spatial-Temporal Economics
Major Professor:
Jia Yan
Research Interest:
Applied Microeconomics, Behavioral Economics, Applied Econometrics
Position Accepted:
Data Scientist. Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
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Jake Wagner

Email: jake.wagner@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Three Essays in Resource Economics
Major Professor:
Joseph Cook
Research Interest:
Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries, Enviromental and Resource Economics, Non-market Valuation, Discrete Choice Economics
Position Accepted:
Assistant Research Professor, Washington State University
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Syed Badruddoza

Email: s.badruddoza@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Retail Markets for Organic Dairy
Major Professor:
Jill J. McCluskey
Research Interest:
Retail Market Analysis, Agribusiness, Classifier Regression Models
Position Accepted:
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Applied Econometrics, Statistics and Data Science, Texas Tech University
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Hyeonjun Hwang

Email: hyeonjun.hwang@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Measuring, Designing and Simulating Treatments in Economics
Major Professor:
Dr. Jonathan Yoder
Research Interest:
Applied Econometrics, Applied Microeconomics, Health Economics, Transportation Economics, Urban Economics, Public Policy
Position Accepted:
Associate Research Fellow, Korea Institute for Industrial Economics and Trade
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Dolores Garrido

Email: m.garridogarcia@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Innovation, Green Labels, and Consumer Preferences
Major Professor:
Dr. Ana Espinola-Arredondo and Dr. R. Karina Gallardo
Research Interest:
Primary: Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Game Theory, Consumer preferences for food, technology and information
Secondary: Industrial Organization, Rural Development
Position Accepted:
Visiting Assistant Professor at Union College
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Yousef Nazer

Email: youself.nazer@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Impacts of New Technology on Market Power: The Case of the Petroleum Industry
Major Professor:
Jill J. McCluskey and Alan Love
Research Interest:
Macroeconomics, Financial, and Energy Markets
Sovereign Wealth Funds
New Empirical Industrial Organization
Position Accepted:
Energy Program Officer, International Monetary Fund
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Bain, Ryan

Email: ryan.bain@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Essays on Price Formation of Commodities and Consumer Goods
Major Professor:
Randy Fortenbery
Research Interest:
Food and Agricultural Economics, Applied Econometrics
Position Accepted:
Analyst, Oregon Public Utility Commission
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Anika Islam

Email: anika.islam@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Essays on Energy and Evnvironmental Economics
Major Professor:
Dr. Ana Espinola Arredondo
Research Interest:
Energy Economics, Environmental and Resource Economics, Game Theory, Industrial Organization, Applied Econometrics 
Position Accepted:
Economist, Washington DC
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Youngran Choi

Email: youngran.choi@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Essays on consumer choices and public health
Major Professor:
Thomas L. Marsh
Research Interest:
Primary: Applied Microeconomics, Applied Econometrics, Health Economics
Secondary: Agricultural Economics
Position Accepted:
Tenure−Track Assistant Professor of Business Analytics, Embry−Riddle Aeronautical University
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Moses Luri

Email: moses.luri@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Essays in water resource management and adaptation, and development economics
Major Professor:
Dr. Jonathan Yoder
Research Interest:
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Applied econometrics, Applied Microeconomics, Development Economics, and System Resilience Modeling
Position Accepted:
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, College of Wooster, Ohio
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Yektansani, Kiana

Email: kiana.yektansani@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Essays in Environmental Regulation Design and Product Differentiation
Major Professor:
Ana Espínola-Arredondo, Jill J. McCluskey 
Research Interest:
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Industrial Organization, Mathematical and Stochastic Modeling, Behavioral Economics
Position Accepted:
Lecturer position at University of Illinois at Chicago
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Christopher Clarke

Email: christopher.clarke@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Dissertation: Public Capital, Politics, and Inequality
Major Professor:
Ray Batina
Research Interest:
Public Policy, Applied Econometrics, Industrial Organization
Position Accepted:
Instructional Assistant Professor, University of Houston
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James Miller

Email: james.miller@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Post Disability and Maternity Leave Employment – Considering Education Interactions and State Mandates
Major Professor:
Bidisha Mandal
Research Interest:
Health Economics, Health Policy, Disability and Family Leave
Position Accepted:
Ph.D. Economist, Idaho

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Kuan Ju Chen

Email: kuan718.chen@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Essays on Environmental Economics and Sustainable Energy
Major Professor:
Dr. Thomas L. Marsh
Research Interest:
Environmental and Resource Economics, Agricultural Economics, Experimental Economics, Applied Econometrics
Position Accepted:
Assistant Professor, University of Guam
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Pak-Sing Choi

Email: paksing.choi@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Mechanism Design in Environmental Economics
Major Professor:
Félix Muñoz-García and Ana Espínola-Arredondo
Research Interest:
Environmental Economics, Industrial Organization, Applied Microeconomics, Public Economics
Position Accepted:
Assistant Professor, National Central University, Taiwan
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Grant, Kara

Email: kara.grant@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Essays in Food and Health Economics
Major Professor:
Karina Gallardo and Bidisha Mandal
Research Interest:
Food Policy, Health Economics, Applied Econometrics, Industrial Organization
Position Accepted:
Assistant Professor of Economics, Missouri Western State University
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Boris Houenou

Email: boris.houenou@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Essays on Health and Economics of Diseases
Major Professor:
Thomas L. Marsh and Bidisha Mandal
Research Interest:
Primary: Applied Econometrics, Health Economics, Development Economics, Natural Resources Economics
Secondary: Public Economics, Financial Economics, Industrial Organization, Game Theory
Position Accepted:
Model Monitoring Analyst at Umpqua Bank
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Ae Rin Jung

Email: aerin.jung@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Consumer Perception on Organic Mergers and Technology Adoption
Major Professor:
Ana Espínola-Arredondo and R. Karina Gallardo
Research Interest:
Applied Econometrics, Applied Microeconomics, Agricultural Economics
Position Accepted:
Post-Doctorate Position, National Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Korea
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Jukwan Lee

Email: jukwan.lee@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Essays in Consumer Choice and Public Policy
Major Professor:
Jia Yan
Research Interest:
Applied Microeconomics, Industrial Organization, and Agricultural Resource Economics
Position Accepted:
Korea Institute for International Economic Policy
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Kwan Young Lee

Email: kwan.lee@wsu.edu@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Trade in Agricultural Goods and Cultural Goods
Major Professor:
R. Karina Gallardo, Andrew Cassey
Research Interest:
Cultural industry research, trade, labor
Position Accepted:
Research Associate, Korea Culture and Tourism Institute, Cultural Industry Research Center
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Zongyu Li

Email: zongyu-li@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Essays in Consumer Behavior and Grower Preference Analysis for Agricultural Economics
Major Professor:
R. Karina Gallardo and Vicki McCracken
Research Interest:
Behavioral economics and applied econometrics 
Position Accepted:
Data Analytics Coordinator – Louisiana Department of Health
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Timothy Nadreau

Email: timothy.nadreau@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Improved Methods for Characterizing Industries in Regional Economics
Major Professor:
Michael Brady and Philip Watson
Research Interest:
Regional Economics and Geography, Computable General Equilibrium Analysis, International Trade
Position Accepted:
Assistant Research Professor, Washington State University
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HyunJyung Oh

Email: hyunjyung.oh@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Essays on Internal Household Dynamics
Major Professor:
Dr. Robert Rosenman
Research Interest:
Labor Economics, Spatial Econometrics, Social Economics, Development Economics
Position Accepted:
Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Business, Piedmont International University
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Ryne Rohla

Email: ryne.rohla@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Policies, Politics, and Polities
Major Professor:
Gregmar I. Galinato
Research Interest:
Political Economy, Public Economics, Spatial Econometrics
Position Accepted:
Postdoctoral Scholar, UCLA
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Xiaodong (Eric) Lang

Email: ericlang@wsu.edu@wsu.edu/small

Dissertation Title:
Essays on Transportation Economics, Energy Policy, and Supply Chain Finance
Major Professor:
Dr. Alan Love and Dr. Eric Jessup
Research Interest:
Applied Microeconomics, Energy Economics, Transportation Economics, Applied Econometrics, Industrial Organization, Financial Economics
Position Accepted:
Forensic Economist, Thomas Roney LLC Economic Consulting

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Haseeb Ahmed

Email: haseeb.ahmed@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Livestock Management, Human Health and Welfare in Agricultural Households
Major Professor:
Benjamin Cowan
Research Interest:
Applied Econometrics, Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Health and Development Economics
Position Accepted:
Assistant Professor at Information Technology University Lahore Pakistan
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Matthew Birch

Email: matthew.birch@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Financial Aid Policies and Enrollment Behavior in Higher Education
Major Professor:
Robert Rosenman
Research Interest:
Education Economics, Industrial Organization, Applied Econometrics, Public Policy
Position Accepted:
Assistant Professor at Texas Lutheran University
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Nathan Delay

Email: nathan.delay@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Agricultural Risk Management Policy and Producer Decision Making
Major Professor:
Hayley H. Chouinard, Thomas L. Marsh
Research Interest:
Agricultural Policy and Risk Management, Applied Econometrics, Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Position Accepted:
Assistant Professor at Purdue University
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Anthony Delmond

Email: anthony.delmond@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Essays on Perception of Quality
Major Professor:
Jill J. McCluskey
Research Interest:
Industrial Organization, Applied Microeconomics, Applied Econometrics
Position Accepted:
Assistant Professor at University of Tennessee, Martin
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Brett Devine

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Dissertation Title:
Essays on Industrial Organization
Major Professor:
Felix Munoz-Garcia and Jonathan Yoder
Research Interest:
Economics of Information and Entrepreneurship, Industrial organization, Development economics, Econometrics
Position Accepted:
Assistant Professor, Hamline University
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Isaac Duah

Email: isaac.duah@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Essays in Energy and Policy
Major Professor:
Alan Love
Research Interest:
Energy Economics, Natural Resource and Environmental Economics, Applied Econometrics
Position Accepted:
Senior Regulatory Specialist, Commonwealth Edison, Chicago, IL
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Eric Dunaway

Email: eric.dunaway@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Essays on Campaign Finance, Cheap Talk, and Vaccination Choice
Major Professor:
Félix Muñoz-García
Research Interest:
Industrial Organization, Game Theory, Behavioral, and Public Economics
Position Accepted:
Assistant Professor, Wabash College
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Zhuang Hao

Email: zhuang.hao@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Three Essays on Health Economics
Major Professor:
Benjamin W. Cowan
Research Interest:
Health Economics, Economics of Education, Public Economics, Labor Economics, Applied Microeconomics
Position Accepted:
Assistant Professor of Economics at Beihang University, Beijing, China
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Yeon A Hong

Email: yeona.hong@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Essays on Determinants of Environmental Outcomes, and Agricultural Policy
Major Professor:
Gregmar I. Galinato and R. Karina Gallardo
Research Interest:
Agricultural Economics, Environmental Economics, Applied Econometrics, Development Economics
Position Accepted:
Research Fellow at the Korea Rural Economic Institute 
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Dila Ikiz

Email: dila.ikiz@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Essays on International Trade, Development, and Agribusiness
Major Professor:
Karina Gallardo
Research Interest:
Primary: International Trade, Development Secondary: Agribusiness
Position Accepted:
Lecturer at Koc University, Turkey
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Kiriti Kanjilal

Email: kiriti.kanjilal@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Essays in Behavioral Industrial Organization and Natural Resource Economics
Major Professor:
Dr. Félix Muñoz-García
Research Interest:
Microeconomics, Game Theory, Behavioral Economics, Natural Resource Economics, Energy Economics.
Position Accepted:
Assistant Professor, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi
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Lyudmyla Kompaniyets

Email: l.kompaniyets@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Topics in Consumer Health Decisions
Major Professor:
Dr. Robert Rosenman
Research Interest:
Econometrics, Health Economics
Position Accepted:
Steven M. Teutsch Prevention Effectiveness Fellow, Center for Disease Control
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Rui Luo

Email: rui.luo2@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Essays on Financial Economics
Major Professor:
Jia Yan
Research Interest:
Financial Economics, Corporate Finance, Financial Accounting, Asset Pricing
Position Accepted:
Assistant Professor at the University of International Business and Economics
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Alisher Mamadzhanov

Email: mamajanov@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Markets For Energy and Local Food
Major Professor:
Jill McCluskey and Ana Espinola-Arredondo
Research Interest:
Natural Resource, Environmental Economics, Energy Economics
Position Accepted:
Environmental Affairs Officer, United Nations
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Austin Miller

Email: austin.m.miller@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
On The Role of Psychological Variables in Decision Making
Major Professor:
Dr. Robert Rosenman
Research Interest:
Microeconomic Theory, Judgement and Decision Making, Economic Psychology, Public Policy
Position Accepted:
Assistant Professor, Hamline University
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Jiehong Qiu

Email: jiehong.qiu@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Essays on Empirical Industrial Organization
Major Professor:
Dr. Jia Yan
Research Interest:
Empirical Industrial Organization, Applied Microeconomics, Applied Econometrics
Position Accepted:
Co-founder of Bayes Data Intelligence
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Xinlong Tan

Email: xinlong.tan@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Three Essays on Empirical Industrial Organization
Major Professor:
Jia Yan
Research Interest:
Empirical Industrial Organization, Applied Econometrics, Transportation Economics
Position Accepted:
Chief Data Officer, Bayes Data Intelligence Technology Service Inc.
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Xiangrui Wang

Email: xiangrui.wang@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Three Essays on Natural Resource Economics, Agricultural Policy, and Food Policy
Major Professor:
Ron C. Mittelhammer
Research Interest:
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Agricultural Economics, Industrial Organization, Applied Microeconomics
Position Accepted:
Assistant Professor at Renmin University, China
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Melissa A. Wright

Email: meliss.a.wright@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Essays on Food and Nutrition Policy
Major Professor:
Hayley H. Chouinard, Bidisha Mandal
Research Interest:
Agricultural Economics, Food Policy, Industrial Organization, Applied Econometrics
Position Accepted:
Assistant Professor, Delaware Valley University
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Qingqing Yang

Email: qingqing.yang@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Three Essays on Health and Socioeconomic Status
Major Professor:
Robert Rosenman
Research Interest:
Health Economics, Behavioral Economics, Applied Econometrics, Natural Resource and Environment
Position Accepted:
Model Validation Analyst (AVP), Bank of the West BNP Paribas
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Haowei Yu

Email: haowei.yu@wsu.edu

Dissertation Title:
Essays on Environmental Economics
Major Professor:
Gregmar I. Galinato
Research Interest:
Environmental Economics, Agricultural Economics, Applied Microeconomics
Position Accepted:
Postdoctoral Fellow, City University of Hong Kong