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School of Economic Sciences | WSU Matthew Birch

Job Market Update: Position Accepted

Assistant Professor of Economics at Texas Lutheran University, beginning Fall, 2018.

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Research Interests

  • Applied Econometrics, Education Economics, Industrial Organization, Public Policy
  • Public Economics, Behavioral Economics

Teaching Interests

  • Any level: Econometrics, Microeconomics, Education Economics, Industrial Organization, Mathematical Economics, Statistics
  • Undergrad: Labor Economics, Environmental Economics, Health Economics, Behavioral Economics, Game Theory,  Public Economics, Macroeconomics, Money and Banking

Education

  • Ph.D. in Economics, Washington State University, Expected by May 2018
    • Dissertation Title: Financial Aid Policies and Enrollment Behavior in Higher Education
    • Advisor: Robert Rosenman
    • Preliminary exam passed on November 2016
  • B.A. in Economics, Eastern Washington University, 2013, Summa Cum Laude
    • Minor in Business Administration

Manuscript Under Review

Working Paper

Works in Progress

  • Birch and Rosenman, “Product Differentiation in an Uncovered Hotelling City”
  • Birch and Cowan, “Credit Constraints, Educational Investment, and Consumption Amenities”

Teaching Experience

Instructor — Washington State University

Teaching Assistant — Washington State University

  • Econs 510 — Guest Lecturer and TA, Statistics for Economists, Fall 2017, Fall 2016
  • Econ Help Desk — Micro and Macro Tutoring, Fall 2013, Spring 2014

Reports

  • Birch, Matt; Rosenman, Robby. Report on Financial Aid Programs at Washington State University. Submitted Sept., 2017.

Presentations

  • Washington State University, School of Economic Sciences Seminar, September 2017, How Much Does Merit Aid Actually Matter?
  • Western Economic Association, 91st Annual Conference, Portland, June-July 2016
    • Presented Product Differentiation on an Uncovered Hotelling City in “Game Theory and Bargaining Theory” session.
    • Discussant in “Game Theory and Bargaining Theory” session.
  • Washington State University, School of Economic Sciences Seminar, September 2016, Do Visitation Scholarship Programs Work?
  • Eastern Washington University, March 2016, Product Differentiation on an Uncovered Hotelling City.

Scholarships and Awards

  • Graduate Assistantship, WSU School of Economics Sciences, 2013-2018
  • Bonnie and Nate Narrance Economics Scholarship, 2012
  • Robert Carr Scholarship, 2012
  • Associated Industries Bright Promise Scholarship, 2012

Other

  • Washington State University, Guest Singer in a Music Class, February, 2017
  • Ferris High School Swing Dance Club, Founder and Instructor, 2006-2007

References

  • Robert Rosenman (Advisor), Professor, School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-6210, Office: (509) 335-1193, email: yamaka@wsu.edu
  • Ben Cowan, Associate Professor, School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-6210, Office: (509) 335-2184, email: ben.cowan@wsu.edu
  • Ron Mittelhammer, Professor, School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-6210, Office: (509) 335-4561, email: mittelha@wsu.edu
  • Alan Love, Professor, School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-6210, Office: (509) 335-3548, email: a.love@wsu.edu

Matthew Birch

Contact Info:

E-mail: matthew.birch@wsu.edu

Office Location:

323H Hulbert Hall
School of Economic Sciences
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-6210