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School of Economic Sciences | WSU Boris Houenou

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Economics, Washington State University, May 2019 (Expected)
  • MS in Statistics, Washington State University, Fall 2018 (Expected)
    • Advisor: Dr. Nairanjana Dasgupta
    • Capstone: Multiple Comparison Inference with Correlated Random Variables
    • Selected Courses: Statistical Computing, Time series, Analysis of Variance of Designed Experiments
  • MS in Applied Economics, Washington State University, May 2015
  • BS in Agricultural Economics (With Honors), University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin Dec 2008

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Primary: Applied Econometrics, Health Economics, Applied Microeconomics, Development Economics, Natural Resources Economics
  • Secondary: Public Economics, Financial Economics, Industrial Organization & Game Theory.

WORKING PAPERS

  • Parental Income Gradient on Children’s Health: Observational Study on Infectious Diseases (Job Market Paper)
  • Bayesian Welfare Analysis of Animal Diseases Outbreaks, with Marsh, T.L & Pendell D.L.
  • Human Health Investment and Learning by Fighting Diseases, with Gibson, J.M.
  • The Community Reinvestment Act, Merger & Acquisitions in the US Banking Industry, with Sabasi,  D.
  • Religion and Innovation: A Pattern explained, with Osiri, K. & Stein, R.

WORK IN PROGRESS

  • Predicting the Rural Household Saving in Kenya: A Machine Learning Approach, with Lawani, A.
  • Human Health Investment in the Livestock-Dependent Households
  • Mortality, Healthcare Expenditures and Sugar Consumption in Africa.

PROFESSIONAL REPORTS

PRESENTATIONS

  • Annual Conference of Agricultural & Applied Economics Association, Washington DC, August 2018 ”Welfare Analysis of Animal Disease Outbreaks”
  • Econometric Society Conference-Africa Section, Cotonou, Benin, July 2018, Selected paper: ”Predicting the Rural Household Saving in Kenya: A Machine Learning Approach
  • 52th Pacific North Regional Economics Conference, Tacoma, WA, May 2018 ”The Community Reinvestment Act and Merge & Acquisitions in Banking Industry in the US”
  • Annual Conference of Agricultural & Applied Economics Association, Chicago, IL, August 2017 ”Parental Income- Child Health Gradient: Observational Study in Kenya
  • 51th Pacific North Regional Economics Conference, Bend, OR, May 2017 ”Parental Income- Child Health Gradient: Observational Study in Kenya
  • School of Economic Sciences Seminar, Washington State University, March 2017 ”Parental Income- Child Health Gradient: Observational Study in Kenya
  • 91th Western Economic International Association, Portland, OR, May 2016 Human Health and Livestock Capital Investment in the Livestock-Dependent Households

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Research Assistant — Washington State University

  • Prof Thomas L. Marsh,  Fall 2014- Present
  • Prof Doug Young,  Fall 2013- Fall 2014

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Instructor — Washington State University

  • Fundamentals of Macroeconomics, Summer 2017,  Online class

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

  • Graduate Assistantship, Washington State University, Fall 2014-Present
  • Student Scholarship, Pharmaceutical Companies’ Software Group Users (PharmaSUG), Spring 2018.
  • Carole and Monte Marti Scholarship, Washington State University 2016 & 2017
  • Fulbright Scholarship, US Department of State, 2013-2015
  • Paul Harris Fellowship, Rotary International, 2013
  • National Merit Scholarship, Government of Benin, Fall 2003-Fall 2008

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

  • Book review for Springer-Verlag: “Strategy and Game Theory: Practice Exercises with Answers”, Felix Munoz-Garcia & Daniel Toro, Springer-Verlag, 2016
  • Book review for MIT Press: “Advanced Microeconomic Theory: An Intuitive Approach with Examples”, Felix Munoz-Garcia, MIT Press, 2016 Workbook to accompany
  • Book review for MIT Press: “Workbook to accompany Advanced Microeconomic Theory: An Intuitive Approach with Examples”, Felix Munoz-Garcia, MIT Press, 2016

LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Advisor, Newman Catholic Association, Washington State University. April 2018-Present
  • Volunteer, Center for Cancer Treatment of Cotonou, Benin Jul 2017-Jan 2018
  • Founding Member, African Energy Research Consortium. 2017-Present
  • Senator, Graduate and Professional Students Association, Washington State University. 2014-2015
  • Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity, 2013-2014
  • Local President, Junior Chamber International, Benin. 2012-2013
  • Chair of Electoral Commission, National Federation of Students, Benin. 2005-2006.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION

  • Econometric Society
  • Western Economic Association International
  • Agricultural and Applied Economics Association
  • Fulbright Alumni
  • Global Business Roundtable

SKILLS

  • Computer Skills
    • Quantitative & Statistical Tools: SAS ETS, SAS Macro, STATA, R, VBA, MATLAB, PYTHON, C++ (Beginner), ADePT Health (World Bank)
    • Mathematical Programming & Economic Modeling: GAMS
    • Data Query: SQL, SQLite
    • Data Visualization: R, Tableau (Intermediate)
    • Text Processing: LATEX
  • Languages: English (Fluent), French (Native), Weme (Native)
  • Certificates: Stakeholders Dialogue, and Conflict Management Certificate, Valuelinks and Agricultural Value Chain Certificate.

REFERENCES

  • Dr. Thomas L. Marsh (Co-Advisor), Distinguished Professor, School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University, Hulbert Hall 203H, Pullman, WA 99164-6210 USA +1(530)335-8597,  tl_marsh@wsu.edu 
  • Dr. Bidisha Mandal (Co-Advisor), Associate Professor, School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University, Hulbert Hall 103F, Pullman, WA 99164-6210 USA +1(509)3357553,   bmandal@wsu.edu
  • Dr. Richard Iles, Assistant Professor, School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University, Hulbert Hall 203G Pullman, WA 99164-6210 USA +1(509) 335-2865, richard.iles@wsu.edu 
  • Dr. Mark Gibson, Clinical Associate Professor, School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University, Hulbert Hall 203K Pullman, WA 99164-6210 USA, +1(509) 335-7641, mjgibson@wsu.edu

 

Contact Info:

E-mail: boris.houenou@wsu.edu

Office Location:

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