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School of Economic Sciences | WSU Ae Rin Jung

Ae Rin Jung


  • Ph.D. in Economics, Washington State University, May 2019
  • M.S. in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, University of Rhode Island, 2013


  • Applied Econometrics, Applied Microeconomics, Agricultural Economics
  • Game Theory, Industrial Organization
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics


  • Espinola-Arredondo, A., F. Munoz-Garcia, and A. Jung, “Organic Mergers and Acquisitions.” Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, Forthcoming.


  • Espinola-Arredondo, A., R. K. Gallardo, and A. Jung,  “Does Consumer Perceptions About Mergers in the Organic food Industry Matter? A Pilot Study.”
  • Gallardo, R. K., A. Jung, and D. Zilberman, “Analyzing Factors Impacting Blueberry Prices in the United States,” in submission.
  • Gallardo, R. K., A. Jung, and D. Zilberman, “Technology Adoption of Mechanical Harvesters in Fresh Blueberry Market.”


  • Gallardo, R. K., A. Jung, and D. Zilberman, “The Impact of Blueberry Promotion, Research, and Information Order on the United States and Canada.”

Research Experience

Research Assistant 


  • “Mechanization Alternatives for Fresh Market Blueberry Harvesting”
    • Presented by co-author at the annual conference of Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA), Atlanta, GA. July 21-23, 2019.
  • “Organic Mergers and Acquisitions”
    • Presented at the 87th annual conference of the Southern Economic Association (SEA), Tampa, FL. November 17-19, 2017.
  • “Adoption of Mechanical Harvester Aids by the Blueberry Industry: Results from a Dynamic Optimization Approach”
    • Presented at the annual conference of Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA), Chicago, IL. July 30-Aug 1, 2017.
  • “Horizontal Integration and Reputation in the Food Market Industry”
    • Poster presented at the Academic Showcase and Graduate and Professional Student Association Research Exposition, Washington State University. March 31, 2017.
    • Poster presented at the poster competition of School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University. April 10, 2017.


  • Computer
    • Advanced: SAS, Stata, SQL, R, LaTeX
    • Intermediate: Gauss, JMP, Mathematica, MATLAB, Eviews
  • Languages: English (Proficient), Korean (Native)




Contact Info:


Office Location:

213 Hulbert Hall
School of Economic Sciences
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-6210