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Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. in Economics, Washington State University, expected 2025
    • Advisors: Dr. Thomas L. Marsh, Dr. Jeffrey Luckstead, Dr. Wesley Blundell, Dr. Ana Espinola-Arredondo
    • Dissertation: Econometrics
  • B.S. in Economics (summa cum laude), Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, 2014
  • M.Sc. in Economics, University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), 2017
  • M.A. in Economics, University of New Hampshire (UNH), 2020

Research Interests

  • Primary: Econometrics
  • Secondary: International trade


  • Exchange Rate Forecast Futility for the Taka. Barai, D., Fullerton Jr, T. M., & Walke, A. G. (2018). Eurasian Journal of Economics and Finance. Eurasian Publications, 6(2), 1-7.
  • Nominal Exchange Rate Dynamics for the Taka. Fullerton, T. M., Barai, D., & Walke, A. G. (2017). Turkish Economic Review, KSP Journals, 4(2), 130-148.

Working Papers

  • “Optimal Investment for Transboundary Disease” with Professor Thomas L. Marsh
  • “Why are there so many DUCs?” with Professor Thomas L. Marsh
  • “DUCs and economic variables: Error Correction approach” with Professor Thomas L. Marsh
  • “COVID impact on poultry industry trade” with Professor Thomas L. Marsh

Research Experience

  • Research Assistant — School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University (WSU), U.S., Summer 2021

Teaching Experience

  • Lead Instructor — Washington State University 
    • EconS 428 Global Capitalism Today : Spring 2022
    • EconS 305 Microeconomics: Summer 2022
  • Teaching assistant
    • Washington State University Course: EconS 510 Statistics for Economists
    • John Hopkins CTY Course: Probability and Game theory
    • Department of Economics, UNH & Department of Economics and Finance, UTEP Courses: Microeconomic Theory, Principles of Economics, Macroeconomic Theory, Managerial Economics, Public Sector Economics. Conducting evening classes, reviewing classes, helping students with assignments, and grading 300 students.

Scholarships, Grants, and Awards

  • Travel Grant: AAEA 2022; GPSA WSU (2021)
  • Awarded Vice-Chancellor Award at SUST in 2020 for academic excellence
  • Awarded Prime Minister Gold Medal in 2018 for academic excellence.
  • Allien and Paul C. Davidson Scholarship in Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 for academic excellence.
  •  UTEP James Foundation Scholarship in Fall 2015 and Spring 2016.
  • Awarded University Grant Commission (UGC) Bangladesh scholarship in 2009-2013. 


  • Poster presentation 2022 at the American Journal of Agricultural Economics
  • Poster presentation 2022 at the WSU Research Expo
  • Paper presentation 2019 at the University of New Hampshire
  • Thesis Paper presentation 2017 at the University of Texas at El Paso


  • Programing Language:  MATLAB, Python, R
  • Data Analysis: STATA, SAS, EViews, Advanced Analysis (Alteryx)
  • Database Management System: MS Access
  • Others: LaTeX, MS Office, Mathematica


Contact Info:

E-mail: Dipanwita Barai

Office Location:

School of Economic Sciences
Washington State University, Pullman, WA
201A Hubert Hall