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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  • SES News, December 2018 

    School of Economic Sciences (2018-12)
  • SES News, December 2017 

    School of Economic Sciences (2017-12)
  • 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 ...
  • SES News, December 2016 

    School of Economic Sciences (2016-12)
  • 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 ...
  • SES News, December 2015 

    School of Economic Sciences (2015-12)
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • SES News, December 2014 

    School of Economic Sciences (2014-12)
  • 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 ...
  • SES News, December 2013 

    School of Economic Sciences (2013-12)
  • 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.

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