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School of Economic Sciences | WSU Tiana Randriamaro

Tiana Randriamaro


  • Ph.D. in Economics, Washington State University, expected 2022
    • Advisor: Joe Cook
    • Dissertation title: Essays on water utility economics and the value of time
  • MBA, Leadership and Human Resources, Lipscomb University – TN, 2015
  • B.S. in Environmental Science (with Honors), Lipscomb University – TN, 2012

Fields of interest

  • Behavioral Economics
  • Natural Resources Economics
  • Experimental Economics
  • Environmental Economics

Working paper

  • “The value of time, with and without your smartphone”  with Joe Cook (Submitted to the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization)

Work in progress

  • Water Rates Redistribution Index: a new measure of rates redistribution
  • The effect of disconnection threats on water customers

Research Experience

  • Graduate Research Assistant for Dr. Joe Cook (WSU), Summer 2021
  • Graduate Research Assistant for Dr. Ana Espinola-Arredondo (WSU), Summer 2019

Teaching Experience

  • Lead Instructor — Washington State University 
    • Econs 352 Business Management Economics: Fall 2021
    • EconS 327/IBUS 470 International Economics and Finance: Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021 
    • EconS 101 Fundamentals of Microeconomics: Spring 2019 (online)
  • Teaching Assistant — Washington State University
    • EconS 101 Fundamentals of Microeconomics: Fall 2017, Spring 2018
    • EconS 301 Intermediate Microeconomics with Calculus: Fall 2018
  • Teaching Assistant — Middle Tennessee State University
    • Economics tutor for undergraduate students: Fall 2016, Spring 2017
    • ECON 4510/5510 and MGMT 4510 Unions and Collective Bargaining: Summer 2017


Software: Python, R, Matlab, Stata, LaTex

Language: English (fluent), French (fluent), Malagasy (native)


Joe Cook, Ph.D. (Advisor) Associate Professor, School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University, WA 99164,

Mike Brady, Ph.D. (Committee member) Associate Professor, School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University, WA 99164,

Ana Espinola-Arredondo, Ph.D. (Committee member) Professor and Associate Director, School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University, WA 99164,


Contact Info:

E-mail: Tiana Randriamaro

Office Location:

Hulbert Hall 103F
School of Economic Sciences
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-6210