The School of Economic Sciences was formed, in 2004, by merging the WSU Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics from the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences and the Department of Economics from the College of Business and Economics. This collection features scholarly work by members of the School of Economic Sciences.

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  • Pollution Abatement R&D Investment Under Different Market Structures and Regulatory Regimes 

    Strandholm, John C. (2017)
    In this dissertation, I explore how the incentives for firms to invest in green technology are affected by changes in market structure and regulation. In the first chapter, I use an entry-deterrence model in which the ...
  • Essays on the economics of disease control and child malnutrition 

    Ervin, Paul Alan (2016-05)
    Determining the benefits of infectious diseases control can provide the impetus for policy makers to prioritize disease control, but this requires knowledge about how control measures affect disease outcomes and how to ...
  • A practitioner's guide to testing regional industrial localization 

    Cassey, Andrew J.; Smith, Ben O. (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University. Extension., 2015-11)
    dentifying which industries are localized within a region is important for regional development and planning as analysts seek to build on the existing strengths of a community.In this publication, we introduce a free, ...
  • Export trends in Washington State. volume 7 

    Cassey, Andrew J.; Lee, Kwanyoung (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University. Extension., 2015-11)
    This fact sheet provides data on imports and exports for Washington State, so industry representatives, analysts, policymakers, and business owners can properly assess market conditions.This volume is the seventh in the ...
  • Assessing the Impact of Labor Shortages as a Marketing Barrier 

    Cassey, Andrew; Sage, Jeremy; Tozer, Peter (9/29/2015)
    Labor is an important input into the production and distribution of U.S. horticultural commodities and products. Though labor is necessary throughout the production of horticultural commodities, it is also a critical input ...
  • ESSAYS ON TRADE, IMMIGRATION, AND MICROFINANCE 

    Dhanireddy, Pavan Kumar Reddy (2015)
    This dissertation consists of three papers analyzing the effect of the South Asian free trade agreement, identifying various factors that influence the settlement of illegal immigrants and the impact of microfinance on ...
  • ESSAYS ON ACADEMIC LABOR MARKET AND FAMILY PLANNING 

    Juraqulova, Zarrina Hakimovna (2015)
    This dissertation consists of three independent papers. The first paper analyzes the impact of work-life policies on representation of female faculty in economics department of U.S. doctoral granting institutions. In ...
  • Economics of Education: Analyzing Policies that Affect Success in Education 

    Mitchell, Georgina Ann (2015)
    The first of these three papers is an empirical study estimating the impact of peer academic support on university course grades. Results suggest that, on average, about twelve peer academic support sessions increase a ...
  • EXPERIMENTAL ECONOMICS AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY 

    Li, Tongzhe (2015)
    This dissertation consists of three independent papers on sustainable energy. The first paper proposes a reward system to promote residential recycling. The proposed mechanism complements existing recycling systems after ...
  • Export trends in Washington State. volume 6 

    Cassey, Andrew J. (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University. Extension., 2014-09)
    Accurate descriptions of export trends are needed so industry representatives, analysts, policymakers, and business owners can properly assess market conditions.This fact sheet provides data on manufactured and processed ...
  • Working Paper: Simulating Confidence for the Ellison-Glaeser Index 

    Cassey, Andrew; Smith, Ben O. (Journal of Urban Economics, 2014)
    The Ellison-Glaeser (1997) index is an unbiased statistic of industrial localization. Though the expected value of the index is known, ad hoc thresholds are used to interpret the extent of localization. We improve the ...
  • Working Paper: The Location of U.S. States Overseas Offices 

    Cassey, Andrew (Review of International Economics, 2014)
    Forty U.S. states operated an overseas office in 2002. Treating overseas offices as sales offices, I modify Holmes (2005) so offices facilitate exports by reducing the transaction cost of selling abroad. From theory, states ...
  • The new free trade agreements and Washington state exporters 

    Cassey, Andrew J.; Dhanireddy, Pavan (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University. Extension., 2013-08)
    The new free trade agreements between the United States and South Korea, Panama, and Colombia may open new markets for Washington State's small- to medium-sized export businesses. This document describes the details of ...
  • An investigation into manufacturing and agricultural exports to China 

    Cassey, Andrew J.; Zhao, YunFei (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University. Extension., 2013-03)
    This manual is an introduction to the particular economic, cultural, and political environment of China, and will help decrease information barriers of potential exporters.
  • THREE ESSAYS IN APPLIED MICROECONOMICS: ART PRICING, ART MUSEUMS AND ART AUCTIONS 

    Tekindor, Arzu Aysin (2013)
    Based on the field of cultural economics and economics of the visual arts, this dissertation focuses on microeconomics application to the market for fine arts. The first chapter investigates the relationship between the ...
  • ESSAYS IN POLICY ANALYSIS: STRATEGIC TRADE THEORY AND THE ELIMINATION OF AGRICULTURAL SUBSIDIES 

    Luckstead, Jeff (2013)
    The purpose of this dissertation is to advance the understanding of the impacts of trade and domestic policies on production, trade, welfare, and productivity. The first chapter summarizes and extends the New Empirical ...
  • Essays on Participation in Intercultural Marriages, Political Partisanship, and Patterns in Dialysis Center Efficiency 

    Ma, Martin Jun (2013)
    This dissertation utilizes tools in applied microeconomics to investigate a series of topics in cultural economics, political economics, and health economics. The first essay focuses on cultural economics. Recent work ...
  • The Agglomeration by Destination of U.S. State Exports 

    Cassey, Andrew; Schmeiser, Katherine N. (Economics Bulletin, 2013)
    Precise characterization of informational trade barriers is neither well documented nor understood. Using Russian customs data, we document that regional destination-specific export spillovers exist for developing countries, ...
  • Export trends in Washington State. Volume 5 

    Cassey, Andrew J.; Zhao, YunFei (Pullman, Washington : Washington State University. Extension., 2013-01)
    Accurate descriptions of export trends are needed so industry representatives, analysts, policymakers, and business owners can properly assess market conditions.This fact sheet provides data on manufactured and processed ...
  • Appendix to the Agglomeration of Exporters by Destination 

    Cassey, Andrew; Schmeiser, Katherine N. (2012-09)
    This appendix documents Russian customs data used in the Annals of Regional Science article published at DOI:10.1007/s00168-012-0538-9. The appendix includes sections on the political organization of Russia and the location ...

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