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School of Economic Sciences | WSU Graduate Student

Dinkar Kuchibhotla


  • Ph.D. Economics (expected June, 2015)
  • M.S. Agriculture and Applied Economics, Univ. of Arizona
  • M.A. Economics, Delhi School of Economics
  • B.A. (Honors) Economics, Delhi University

Academic Advisors:

  • Robert Rosenman (Chair)
  • Bidisha Mandal
  • Benjamin Cowan

Research Interest:

  • Health Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Applied Econometrics

Work in Progress:

  • Horizontal equity in hospital care utilization: Evidence from India, with Robert Rosenman
  • Decomposiiton of socioeconomic inequality in health among an elderly cohort in India, with Robert Rosenman
  • Health status of elderly in India: Evidence from a large survey dataset, with Tauhidur Rahman

Projects in Pipeline:

  • Vertical equity in hospital care utilization
  • Health status of widows: Evidence from a less developed country

Research Experience:

  • Research Assistant for RosBREED Project


Teaching Experience:

  • Instructor, EconS 102, Fundamentals of Macroeconomics  (2 semesters)
  • Instructor, EconS 323, Labor Economics (1 semester)
  • Teaching Assistant, Washington State University
EconS 323, Labor Economics (2 semesters)
EconS 305, Intermediate Microeconomics  without Calculus (2 semesters)
EconS 101, Fundamentals of Microeconomics  (1 semester)
EconS 102, Fundamentals of Macroeconomics  (1 semester)
  • Teaching Assistant, Univ. of Arizona
AREC 315, Agribusiness Economics and Management (2 semesters)
AREC 350, Economics, Ethics, Environmental Management (1 semester)

Scholarship and Awards:

  • Placed First in 2014 Global Animal Health Case Challenge, Washington State University, 2014
  • Graduate and Professional Students Association Travel Grant, Washington State University, 2014


  • Eastern Economic Association
  • Southern Economic Association

Leadership and Service:

  • Senator, College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Resource Sciences Student Senate, Washington State University (Fall 2013- Present)

Computer Skills:

  • Stata, R, Microsoft Office


  • English (fluent), Hindi (fluent), Telugu (basic)


Degree Program: Ph.D.

Washington State University
School of Economic Sciences
P.O. Box 646210
Pullman, WA 99164-6210