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School of Economic Sciences | WSU Graduate Student

Ryan Bain


  • Ph.D. Economics, Washington State University (expected)  June 2020
  • B.S. Economics, Texas A&M University 2009

Academic Advisors

  • T. Randall Fortenbery, PhD
  • Vicki McCraken, PhD
  • Robert Rosenman, PhD

Research Interest

  • Primary: Applied Econometrics
  • Secondary: Industrial Organization, International Trade, International Development


  • Western Economic Association International“Forecasting Basis in Eastern Washington Winter Wheat Markets: Testing the Accuracy of Full-and-Limited-Information Structural, ARMA, and ARMAX Time-Series Approaches”Session Title:  Mathematical and Quantitative Methods I.   Seattle, WA.   2013.
  • 2013 NCCC-134 Conference on Commodity Price Analysis, Forecasting, and Market Risk ManagementUnderstanding Public Information: Impacts on Local Markets”   St. Louis, MO.   2013.
  •   Posters Northwest Agribusiness Executive SeminarImpact of Crop Condition Reports on National and Local Wheat Markets”         Stevenson, WA.   2014.

Work in Progress

  • Impact of Crop Condition Reports on National and Local Wheat Markets
  • Is a Beer in the Bottle Worth Two in the Can? – A Discrete Choice Analysis of Consumer Demand for Craft Beer in Cans and Bottles
  • Hedonic Price Estimation for Pacific Northwest Wheat Characteristics

Research Experience:

  • Research Assistant, Washington State UniversityDr. Randy Fortenbery,  Aug 2011 – May 2013, June 2014 – PresentProjects on white winter wheat basis forecasting, wheat futures price analysis, and corn ethanol structural equation modelling.
  • Research Assistant, Thomas Roney LLC, Economic Consulting (Fort Worth, TX)Thomas Roney, January 2010 – August 2010“Estimating Duration of Economic Damages in Wrongful Termination Cases: Recent Literature on Duration and Magnitude of Earnings Losses from Job Loss” Journal of Legal Economics.  2012.  18(2): pp. 107–127.Conducted literature review and contributed to early drafts.

Teaching Experience

  • Instructor School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University EconS 101 – Fundamentals of  Microeconomics     Summer, Fall 2013 and Spring
  •  Teaching AssistantSchool of Economic Sciences, Washington State UniversityEconS 302 – Intermediate Macroeconomics  EconS 491 – Advanced Topics in Economics: Game Theory  Spring 2011
  • EconS 101 – Fundamentals of Microeconomics  Fall 2010
  • Guest LecturerSchool of Economic Sciences, Washington State UniversityEconS 101 – Fundamentals of Microeconomics               Math  105 – Exploring Mathematics Fall 2014

Leadership and Service

  •  President School of Economic Sciences Graduate Student Association June 2012 – May 2013
  • Secretary School of Economic Sciences Graduate Student Association June 2011 – May 2012


Computer Skills

  • Programming (Advanced):   STATA, Mathematica
  • Programming (Proficient):   R, Matlab, Octave, Python



  • English (fluent)
  • Spanish (basic proficiency)

Ryan Bain

Contact Info:


Office Location:

205D Hulbert Hall
School of Economic Sciences
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-6210