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School of Economic Sciences | WSU Dindu Lama



  • Ph.D. in Economics, Washington State University, expected 2023
    • Advisors: Jia Yan, Wesley Blundell, and Jill McCluskey
    • Dissertation: Essays on Industrial Organization and Transportation Economics
  • M.A. in Economics, Western Illinois University – Illinois, 2018
  • B.A. in Economics and Mathematics, Tribhuvan University, 2007

Research Interests

  • Primary: Applied Microeconomics, Transportation Economics, Empirical Industrial Organization, Applied Econometrics
  • Secondary: Environmental Economics

Working Papers

  • “Household Demand of Plugin Electric Vehicles” with J. Yan
  • “Remittances and Economic Growth in Asia”
  • “Merger and Productivity: Evidence from the US airline industry.”


  • “Impact of Remittances on Economic Growth: A Study of Asian Developing Countries.” presented at: Midwest Economics Association (MEA), March, 2021
  • “Household Demand for Plug-In Electric Vehicles.” presented at Student seminar series at Washington State University, 2022.

Research Experience

  • Research Assistant — School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University, U.S. – Fall 2019 and Spring 2020

Teaching Experience

  • Lead Instructor — Washington State University 
    • EconS 327 International Trade and Finance, Fall 2020, Fall 2021 (online)
    • EconS 101 Fundamentals of Microeconomics, Summer 2021 (online) 
    • EconS 426: Transportation Economics and Supply Chain Analysis, Spring 2022 (online)
  • Teaching Assistant, Washington State University
    • EconS 101: Fundamentals of Microeconomics – Fall 2018, Spring 2019
    • EconS 311: Introductory Econometrics – Spring 2021

Scholarships and Awards

    • James C. Nelson Graduate Fellowship in Transportation Economics, WSU, 2021.
    • Graduate AssistantsCV CVhip, Washington State University
    • Graduate Assistantship, Western Illinois University


Computer: Python, STATA, R,  LaTex


Dr. Jia Yan (Ph.D. Advisor)


Washington State University

Pullman, WA 99164-6210 USA



Contact Info:


Office Location:

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