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School of Economic Sciences | WSU Kara Grant

CV (pdf)

Education

  • Ph.D., Economics, Washington State University, May 2019 (Expected)
    • Dissertation: Essays in Food and Health Economics
    • Advisors: R. Karina Gallardo,  Bidisha Mandal
  • B.S. Math and Economics, Linfield College, 2014, Magna Cum Laude

Fields of Interest

  • Food Policy
  • Health Economics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Industrial Organization

Publications

  • Gallardo, Rosa Karina., Kara Grant, David J. Brown, James R. McFerson, Karen M. Lewis, Todd Einhorn, and Mario Miranda Sazo. “U.S. Fresh Apple Industry Perceptions of Precision Agriculture Technologies.” HortTechnology, Forthcoming.
  • Grant, Kara, Rosa Karina Gallardo, and Jill J. McCluskey. 2019. \lq\lq Are Consumers Willing to Pay to Reduce Food Waste?” Choices. Quarter 1. Available online: http://www.choicesmagazine.org/choices-magazine/theme-articles/examining-food-loss-and-food-waste-in-the-united-states/are-consumers-willing-to-pay-to-reduce-food-waste

Working Papers

  • Grant, Kara, Rosa Karina Gallardo, and Jill J. McCluskey. “Consumers Perceptions of their own food waste. Evidence from WTP estimates and premeditated waste.” (job market paper #1)
  • Grant, Kara, and Bidisha Mandal. “Healthcare Utilization: A Tradeoff between Time Cost and Market Price.” (job market paper #2)
  • Grant, Kara, Rosa Karina Gallardo, and Jill J. McCluskey. “Consumers Willingness to Pay for Cleaner Labels and New Technology.”

Professional Reports

  • Grant, Kara, Rosa Karina Gallardo, David J. Brown, James R. McFerson, Karen M. Lewis, Todd Einhorn, and Mario Miranda Sazo. 2018. Report on the 2017 Apple Precision Agriculture Survey. IMPACT Center Report. School of Economic Sciences, WSU.

Presentations

  • “Emergency Department versus Primary Care Utilization: A Tradeoff between Time Cost and Market Price.” 2018 WEAI 93rd Annual Conference. Victoria, B.C.
  • “Consumers Perceptions of their own food waste. Evidence from WTP estimates and premeditated waste.” 2018 AAEA Annual Meeting Poster Presentation. Washington D.C.
  • “Emergency Department versus Primary Care Utilization: A Tradeoff between Time Cost and Market Price.” Washington State University Departmental Seminar, November 2018.

Teaching Experience

Instructor — Washington State University

Teaching Assistant — Washington State University

  • EconS 324 — Economics of Health Care: Fall 2015

Teaching Assistant — The University of Iowa

  • ECON 1100 — Principles of Microeconomics: Fall 2014 & Spring 2015

Research Experience

Research Assistant — Washington State University

  • Dr. R. Karina Gallardo, Fall 2016-Spring 2017; Fall 2017; Summer 2018

Scholarships and Awards

  • James C. Nelson Graduate Fellowship, Fall 2015. Pullman, WA
  • Linfield Economics Award for Outstanding Senior in Economics, Spring 2014. McMinnville, OR

References

 

Contact Info:

E-mail: kara.grant@wsu.edu

Office Location:

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