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School of Economic Sciences | WSU Austin Miller

Austin M. Miller

Education

  • Ph.D., Economics, Washington State University, 2018 (Expected).
    • Fields of Study: Applied Microeconomics, Behavioral Economics
  • M.P.P., Master of Public Policy, Brigham Young University, 2012.
  • B.A., Economics, Brigham Young University, 2010.

Fields of Interest

  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Economic Psychology
  • Public Policy

Publications

Work in Progress

  • “The Intergenerational Impact of Cigarette Taxes on Smoking Initiation”, with Corbin Miller, Under Review.
  • “Maximizing Tendency and Brand Loyalty”
  • “Maximizing Tendency and Choice Complexity”

Research Experience

Research Assistant, School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University

Research Assistant, Department of Economics, Brigham Young University

Teaching Experience

Adjunct Professor, Department of Economics, Brigham Young University

Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, Brigham Young University

  • Econ 458, International Trade Theory and Applications, with Dr. Scott Bradford, 2010-2011.

Conference Presentations

  • “An Economic Formulation of Maximization Tendency: Maximizing and Choice Complexity”, 2017 Society for Judgement and Decision Making, Vancouver, BC. (Poster accepted.)
  • “Transportation System Resiliency: A National Perspective of Potential Infrastructure Impacts from Climate Change”, 2017 Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Conference, Bend, OR.
  • “The Long-run Impact of Cigarette Taxes on Smoking Initiation”, 2016 Panel Study of Income Dynamics Annual User Conference, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • “Marijuana Legalization and College Student Use”, 2016 Western Economic Association International Conference, Portland, OR.
  • “Marijuana Legalization and College Student Use”, 2016 American Society of Health Economics Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
  • “Broadening Freight Performance Measurement: Freight Multi-Modal Facility Viability”, 2014 Western Economic Association International Conference, Denver, CO.
  • “Performance-measure Based Asset Management Tool for Rural Freight Mobility in the Pacific Northwest”, 2014 Transportation Research Forum, San Jose, CA.

Scholarships and Awards

  • 1st Place, 2017 WSU School of Economic Sciences Student Poster Competition, $500
  • 2016 C. Richard and Janet L. Shumway Graduate Fellowship, WSU, $700
  • 1st Place, 2014 Hydrogen Student Design Contest, $5,000
  • 3rd Place, 2011 University Think Tank, Intermountain Healthcare, Inc., $1,000
  • 2004-2010 Heritage Scholarship, Brigham Young University, $15,000
  • 2004 Areva Academic Scholarship, Areva, $2,000

References

Austin Miller WSU

Contact Info:

E-mail: austin.m.miller@wsu.edu
LinkedIn: Austin M. Miller

Office Location:

301F Hulbert Hall
School of Economic Sciences
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-6210