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Magdana Kondaridze

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • Ph.D. in Economics, Washington State University, expected 2024
    • Advisors: Jeff Luckstead
    • Committee: Xin Liu, Wesley Blundell, Mark Gibson
    • Dissertation: Three Essays on Gravity Model of International Trade
  • MS in Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wyoming, 2019
    • Advisors: Vardges Hovhannisyan
    • Committee: Chris Bastian, Matthew Andersen, Sasha Skiba, Alex Shanoyan
    • Thesis: Food Preference Changes in Russia
    • Minor: Statistics
  • B.S. in Agribusiness, Agribusiness Teaching center, Armenia – 2016
  • B.A. in Business Administration (Marketing), Batumi State University, 2015

Research Interests

  • Primary: International Trade, Consumer Demand
  • Secondary: Behavioral Economics, Health Economics

Publications

  • Hovhannisyan, V., Kondaridze, M., Bastian, C., & Shanoyan, A. (2020). Empirical Evidence of Changing Food Demand and Consumer Preferences in Russia. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics52(3), 480-501.

Working Papers

  • “Determinants of Dairy Trade: Do Subsidies Matter” with Jeff Luckstead. Under review in Journal of Agricultural Economics (JAE)
  • “Quantile effects of Non-Tariff Measures, Trade Agreements and Friction Variables on Bilateral Trade Flows of Dairy Industry via Distribution Regression” with Xin Liu and Jeff Luckstead
  • “Do PPML Predict Trade Better than ML Techniques?”
  • “An Empirical Assessment of Effectiveness of the US Tobacco Control Policies: A Smoothed Instrumental Variables Quantile Regression Approach” with Vahe Heboyan, Vardges Hovhannisyan, Rafael Bakhtavoryan. Under review in Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization

Presentations

  • Kondaridze, M., Liu, X., Luckstead, J. Quantile Effects of Non-Tariff Measures, Trade Agreements and Friction Variables on Bilateral Tarde Flows of Dairy Industry Via Distribution Regression. Selected paper to be presented at the annual meeting of American Agricultural Economics Association, Anaheim, CA, July 31-August 2, 2022.
  • Kondaridze M., Hovhannisyan, V, Bakhtavoryan R. and V. 2021. An Empirical Analysis of the Effectiveness of the US Tobacco Control Policies with Endogenous Policies and Prices. Selected paper to be presented at the annual meeting of American Agricultural Economics Association, Austin, TX, August 1-4, 2021.
  • Hovhannisyan, V and Kondaridze M. 2020. Urbanization and Subsistence Consumption: The Case of China. Selected paper to be presented at the annual meeting of Southern Agricultural Economics Association, Louisville, KY, February 1-4, 2020.
  • Kondaridze, M. and Hovhannisyan, V. 2019. Consumer Food Preference Changes in Russia. Selected paper to be presented at the annual meeting of Southern Agricultural Economics Association, Birmingham, AL, February 2-5, 2019.
  • Kondaridze, M. and Hovhannisyan, V. 2019. Welfare Consequences of Food Price Increase in Russia. Selected poster to be presented at the annual meeting of Southern Agricultural Economics Association, Birmingham, AL, February 2-5, 2019.
  • Hovhannisyan, V. and Kondaridze, M. 2018. Changing Structure of Food Consumption in Russia. Selected poster to be presented at the annual meeting of Southern Agricultural Economics Association, Jacksonville, FL, February 2-6, 2018.

Research Experience

  • Research Assistant — School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University
  • Research Assistant — Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wyoming

Teaching Experience

  • Lead Instructor — Washington State University 
    • EconS 555 Managerial Economics (online MBA): Fall 2020
    • EconS 305 Intermediate Microeconomics without Calculus (online): Summer 2021
    • EconS 428 Global Capitalism Today: Fall 2021
    • EconS 428 Global Capitalism Today: Fall 2022
  • Teaching Assitant
    • EconS 102 Fundamentals of Macroeconomics: Fall 2019, Spring 2020 (WSU)
    • AGEC 4840 Agricultural Market Analysis (UWyo)
    • AGEC 4050 Agribusiness Marketing (UWyo)
    • AGEC 4500 Agricultural Finance (UWyo)
    • AGBU Introduction of Agricultural Economics (ATC)       

Professional Activites

  • Paper Review
    • American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA), USA 2020
    • GPSA Research Expo, WSU 2021
  • Book Chapter Review
    • Choi, P. S., & Munoz-Garcia, F. (2021). Auction Theory. Springer Texts in Business and Economics.
  • Leadership:
    • Graduate Professional and Student Association, College Representative & Programming Committee Chair, 2022-2023
    • School of Economic Sciences, Graduate Student Association President, 2021-2022
    • Graduate Professional and Student Association Senator, 2021-2022
    • School of Economic Sciences, Graduate Student Association Treasurer, 2021
  • Memberships:
    • Southern Agricultural Economics Association (SAEA), USA 2018,2019
    • Western Agricultural Economics Association (WAEA), USA 2018, 2020, 2022
    • American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA), USA 2019, 2021, 2022

Scholarships and Awards

  • Glenn P. Roehrkasse Scholarship Fall 2018

Skills

Computer: STATA, R, Python, LaTex

References

Contact Info:

E-mail: Magda Kondaridze

Office Location:

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