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School of Economic Sciences | WSU Dolores Garrido

Dolores Garrido


  • Ph.D. in Economics, Washington State University, May 2020
    • Advisors: Ana Espínola-Arredondo and R. Karina Gallardo
    • Committee Members: Jill McCluskey and Félix Muñoz-García
    • Dissertation: Innovation, Green Labels, and Consumer Preferences
  • Ph.D. in Rural Development (Cum Laude), University of Cordoba, Spain, 2014
    • Advisor: Eduardo Ramos Real
    • Dissertation: Rural territorial development strategies based on quality differentiation linked to geographical origin: The case of the Rural Quality Mark in Spain
  • Pre-doctoral visit, Department of Agronomy and Agro-ecosystem Management, University of Pisa, Italy, May–October 2011
  • M.S. in Rural Development, University of Cordoba, Spain, 2010
  • B.S. in Environmental Management (First Class Honors), University of Wales, United Kingdom – Centro de Estudios Superiores Marcelo Spínola, Spain, 2002

Research Interests

  • Primary: Environmental and Natural Resource Economics; Game Theory; Consumer Preferences for Food, Technology, and Information
  • Secondary: Industrial Organization; Rural Development

Manuscripts under Review

Work in progress

  • Garrido, D. and Gallardo, R.K. “The role of environmental and technological information on food choices: insights from the combination of in-home sensory evaluations and on-line auctions”


Peer-reviewed journals


  • Ramos, E. and Garrido, D. (Eds.) (2011) Desarrollo Rural Territorial. Metodología y Aplicación para el Estudio de Casos. Ministerio de Medio Ambiente, Medio Rural y Marino, Spain, 172 pp. ISBN: 978-84-491-1060-3 (in Spanish)
  • Ramos, E. (Coord.), Garrido, D., Lambí, L., and Ramos, F. (2008) La Marca de Calidad Territorial: de la reflexión inicial a la implementación de la Red Calidad Rural. Asociación para el Desarrollo Rural de la Comarca de El Condado-Jaén (ASODECO), Spain, 134 pp. ISBN: 978-84-691-5214-0 (in Spanish)

Book chapters

  • Ramos, E., Sánchez, F., and Garrido, D. (2008) “¿Un nuevo rumbo para el Desarrollo Rural.” In Analistas Económicos de Andalucía (Coord.) In Informe Anual del Sector Agrario en Andalucía 2007. Fundación Unicaja, Spain, 317-336. ISBN: 1575-8214 (in Spanish)

Extension and other publications


(* presented by co-author)

  • “Signaling under Bilateral Uncertainty: Do Green Consumers Lead to More Greenwashing?
    • European Assoc. of Environmental and Resource Economists 25th Annual Conference, Virtual Parallel Session, June 25-27, 2020.
    • Job Market Seminars: Department of Business Economics at University of Islas Baleares, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, February 28, 2020; Quantitative Social and Management Sciences Research Centre at the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences at Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary, February 24, 2020; Department of Economics at Union College, Schenectady, NY, February 18, 2020.
    • SES WSU Fall 2019 Seminar Series, Pullman, WA,December6, 2019.
  • “Signaling under Bilateral Uncertainty: The Case of Green Labels”
    • Spanish-Portuguese Assoc. of Natural and Environmental Resource Economics Workshop on Game Theory and the Environment, Valencia, Spain, September 2–3, 2019
    • Western Economic Assoc. International Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, June 28–July 2, 2019
    • Western Economic Assoc. International 15th International Conference, Tokyo, Japan, March 21–24, 2019
  • “The role of environmental and technological information on food choices: insights from the combination of in-home sensory evaluations and on-line auctions,” Agricultural and Applied Economics Assoc. Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, July 21–23, 2019
  • “Greenwashing and Perceptions towards Innovation: A Signaling Approach”
    • Midwest Economic Assoc. Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, March 15–17, 2019
    • Assoc. for Public Policy Analysis & Management Fall Research Conference, Washington, D.C., November 8–10, 2018*
    • 6th World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists, Gothenburg, Sweden, June 25–29, 2018*
  • “Assessing Consumers Response to a Ready to Eat Meal Processed by a Quasi Novel Food Processing Technology”
    • Food Technology Annual Conference for USDA NIFA AFRI A4131 Grants, Louisville, KY, July 20, 2019
    • Western Agricultural Economics Assoc. Annual Meeting, Anchorage, AK, June 24–26, 2018
  • “Profitability Across Commodities: Tree Fruit Compared to Alternatives,” Washington State Tree Fruit Assoc. Annual Meeting, Kennewick, WA, December 3–5, 2017
  • “Resiliencia Económica en Hogares en U.S,” VIII Seminario Internacional Desarrollo Rural y Territorio: Dinámicas de Cambio y Políticas Públicas, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia, October 21-23, 2015 (in Spanish)
  • “Towards a “2nd Generation” of Quality Labels: A proposal for the Evaluation of Territorial Quality Marks,” Colloque International & Interdisciplinaire Labellisation et « mise en marque » des territoires, Centre d’Etudes et Recherches Appliquées au Massif Central – Université Blaise Pascal. Clermont-Ferrand, France, November 8–10, 2011*
  • “Calidad y Desarrollo Rural: Una propuesta metodológica para la evaluación de Marcas Territoriales,” VII Congreso Nacional de Economía Agraria, Madrid, Spain, September 14–16, 2011 (in Spanish)

Scholarships and Awards

  • WSU School of Economic Sciences Graduate Assistantship for Ph.D. studies, August 2016–Spring 2020
  • WSU CAHNRS H. Delight and Orlo H. Maughan Scholarship, Fall 2019
  • WSU School of Economic Sciences GSA 2019 Poster Competition, Honorable Mention
  • WSU GPSA Travel and Registration Grants, Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Summer 2018

Teaching Experience

 Washington State University

University of Cordoba, Spain (in Spanish) (evaluations)

  • Guest lecture, Course 103139 “International Seminars,” May 31, 2018 (2 hours)
  • Co-Instructor, Course 20041/15782 “Environmental Economics and Policy”, 2008–2014 (172 hours total)
  • Co-Instructor,Course 20034 “Rural Development,” 2013 (11 hours total)
  • Co-Instructor, Course 15783 “Territorial Approach to Rural Development,” 2008–2013 (86 hours total)
  • Co-Instructor, Course 15786 “Rural Development Planning Methods,” 2009–2013 (18 hours total)
  • Co-Instructor, Course 15789 “Rural Tourism,” 2010–2011 (24 hours total)

Research Experience

  • Research Assistant, School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University, Fall 2016–Summer 2019, Spring 2020
  • Research Associate, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, University of Idaho, February 2015–May 2016
  • Research Assistant, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, University of Cordoba, Spain, May 2005–January 2015

Grants (Co-PI)

  • “Laying the Groundwork for Latinos’ Civic Participation in Idaho: Increasing Knowledge about Rights & Responsibilities,” Critical Issues 2016, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Idaho, January–December 2016 (total grant $5,000)
  • “Rural Routes”, University of Cordoba, Spain, academic year 2013-2014 (total grant €380.85), and 2012-2013 (total grant €654.69)
  • “Building a Module System for Content Placement for Postgraduate Students in Agriculture and Forestry Engineering, Natural Resources and Rural Development at the European Higher Project: Education Area Framework”, University of Cordoba, Spain, academic year 2011–2012 (€1,200), and 2010–2011 (total grant €2,000)

For more on participation in grants, see CV

Professional Service

Washington State University

  • Committee officer, Latin American and Iberian Graduate Student Organization (LAIGSO), September 2018–May 2019
  • Guest Speaker, Women in Agriculture: A Student Panel, 2019 Legislative & Congressional Staff Tour, August 15, 2019

University of Cordoba, Spain

  • Technical Coordinator, Master of Science in Territorial Rural Development Degree, 2008–January 2015
  • Secretary, Quality Guarantee Committee, Master of Science in Territorial Rural Development Degree, 2011–January 2015
  • Students’ advisor for the completion of undergraduate thesis (1 student) and graduate master thesis (4 students), 2011–2015
  • Member of the evaluation jury of 31 graduate master thesis of the M.S. in Territorial Rural Development Degree, 2011–2014
  • Member of the Teaching Group “84”, 2007–January 2015
  • Member of the Research Group “SEJ 109 Agricultural Economics,” University of Cordoba, Spain, October 2007–January 2015

Book Reviews

  • Chapter slides developer for the textbook Intermediate Microeconomic Theory: Tools and Step-by-Step Examples by Ana Espínola-Arredondo and Félix Muñoz-García, The MIT Press (forthcoming in Spring 2020)
  • Reviewer (textbook) Advanced Microeconomic Theory: An Intuitive Approach with Examples by Félix Muñoz-García, The MIT Press, 2017

Professional affiliations

  • American Economic Association (AEA)
  • European Economic Association (EEA)
  • Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (AERE)
  • European Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (EAERE)
  • Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA)


  • Computer: STATA, R, LaTeX, Scientific Work Place, Microsoft Office
  • Languages: English (fluent), Spanish (native)


Contact Info:


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