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School of Economic Sciences | WSU Kuan-Ju Chen

Education

  • Ph.D., Economics, Washington State University (WSU), Expected May 2018
    • Dissertation: Essays on Environmental Economics and Sustainable Energy
    • Advisor: Dr. Thomas L. Marsh
  • M.S., Statistics, Washington State University, Expected May 2018
    • Thesis: Monte Carlo Simulation of the Economics of Little Cherry Disease
    • Advisor: Dr. Marc A. Evans

Fields of Interest

  • Primary: Environmental and Resource Economics, Agricultural Economics
  • Secondary: Experimental Economics, Applied Econometrics

Manuscripts Under Review

  • Chen, K. J., Marsh, T. L., Tozer, P. R., and Galinato, S. P. (2017) “Biotechnology to Sustainability: Consumer Preferences for Food Products Grown on Biodegradable Mulches,” Job Market Paper, under review at Food Policy.
  • Chen, K. J., and McCluskey, J. J. (2017) “Impacts of Expert Information on Prices for an Experience Good across Product Quality Segments: Tasting Notes and Wine Prices,” revised and resubmitted at Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.
  • Chen, K. J., Galinato, S. P., Ghimire, S., MacDonald, S., Marsh, T. L., Miles, C. A., Tozer, P. R., and Velandia, M. M. (2017) “Using Biodegradable Plastic Mulch,” under review at Washington State University Extension.
  • Chen, K. J., Galinato, S. P., and Marsh, T. L. (2017) “Survey to Assess Consumer’s Value for Environment-friendly grown Crop: Case Study for Strawberries,” under review at Washington State University Extension.

Working Papers

  • Chen, K. J., Chen, K. H., Marsh, T. L. “Analysis of Energy and Agricultural Commodity Markets with EISA 2007: A Vine Copula-based ARMA-EGARCH Model.”
  • Choi, Y., Chen, K. J., and Marsh, T. L. “Consumer Willingness to Pay for Bio-based Batteries.”
  • Chen, K. J. and Marsh, T. L. “An Analysis of Co-movement between Lignin and Agricultural Commodities.”

Selected Presentations

  • The Northwest Agribusiness Executive Seminar, Stevenson, WA, 2017
    – “Biotechnology to Sustainability: Consumer Preferences for Food Products Grown on Biodegradable Mulches”
  • Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 2017
    – “Consumer Willingness to Pay for Strawberries Grown on Biodegradable Mulches”
  • The Annual DuPont Pioneering Ideas in Agriculture, Pullman, WA, 2017
    – “Willingness to Pay for Strawberries Grown on Biodegradable Mulches”
  • Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 2016
    – “Analysis of Energy and Agricultural Commodity Markets with the Policy Mandated: A Vine Copula-based ARMA-EGARCH Model”
    – “Price Impacts of Tasting Notes across Wine Segments”
  • The 91st Western Economic Association International Annual Conference, Portland, OR, 2016
    – “Evaluation of Copula-based Dependence Structure in the U.S. Agricultural Futures Market”
  • The 12th International Conference on Industrial Engineering, Tehran, Iran, 2016
    – “Co-movements in U.S. Import and Export Markets: Minimum Spanning Trees Analysis”

OTHER EXPERIENCE

  • Research Assistant, WSU
    – Dr. Thomas L. Marsh, School of Economic Sciences, 2015-Present
    – USDA-SCRI Grant Project “Biodegradable Mulches & High Tunnels
  • Graduate Assistant, WSU
    – Mr. Berto Cerrillo, Student Involvement, 2013–2015
  • Executive Assistant General Manager, Horng En Co., Ltd, 2012–2013

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

  • Honorable Mention Award in SES Poster Competition, WSU, 2017
  • Graduate and Professional Student Association Travel Grant, WSU, 2016, 2017
  • C. Richard and Janet L. Shumway Graduate Fellowship, WSU, 2016

LEADERSHIP

  • GPSA Senator, Graduate and Professional Student Association, WSU, 2017–2018
  • Advisor, Muay Thai Club, WSU, 2015-2017

COMMITTEE SERVICE

  • The Distinguished Faculty Address Committee, WSU, 2017–2018
  • Top Ten Seniors Awards Committee, WSU Alumni Association, WSU, 2014–2015
  • Fiscal Specialist position Search Committee, Student Involvement, WSU 2014
  • Student Advertising Fund Committee, The Daily Evergreen, WSU, 2013–2015

MEMBERSHIP

  • Agricultural and Applied Economics Association
  • American Economic Association
  • Western Economic Association International

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Bloomberg Essentials Training Programs
    (Certificates in Commodity, Equity, Fixed Income, and FX Essentials)
  • Internal auditor of ISO9001:2008
  • Internal auditor of ISO14001:2008

SKILLS

  • Computer: Microsoft Office Suite, R, SAS, STATA, VBA
  • Languages: English (fluent), Mandarin Chinese (native), Taiwanese (native)

References

  • Thomas L. Marsh (Advisor), Distinguished Professor of Agricultural & Resource Economics, School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164, tl_marsh@wsu.edu
  • Jill J. McCluskey, Distinguished Professor of Sustainability and Associate Director, School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University, WA 99164, mccluskey@wsu.edu
  • Peter R. Tozer, Associate Professor, Farm Business Management, Institute of Agriculture and Environment, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand 4442, P.Tozer@massey.ac.nz
  • Suzette P. Galinato, Research Associate, IMPACT Center, School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University, WA 99164, sgalinato@wsu.edu
  • Ting Chi, Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator, Department of Apparel, Merchandising, Design and Textiles, Washington State University, WA 99164, tchi@wsu.edu

Contact Info:

E-mail: kuan718.chen@wsu.edu

Office Location:

Hulbert Hall 123F
Washington State University
School of Economic Sciences
Pullman, WA 99164-6210