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School of Economic Sciences | WSU Moses Luri



  • Ph.D. in Economics, School of Economic Sciences Washington State University (expected) Fall, 2020
    Dissertation Title: Water storage and economic resilience in a managed hydrologic system
  • M.S. in Statistics, Department of Mathematics and Statistics Washington State University (expected) Spring, 2020
    Project Title: Monitoring Hepatitis – A Cases with Integer-Value AR(1) Processes using Negative Bi- nomial Innovations
  • M.S. in Economics, Department of Economics South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD 2015
    Thesis Title: Drivers of Agricultural Land Use Change and Management Decisions in the Dakotas: the Influence of Climate Change and Other Factors
  • B.A. in Economics and Statistics, University of Ghana, Legon. Accra, Ghana
    Project Title: Benefit – Cost Analysis for the Refurbishment of “Job-600” Building 2011


  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics Development Economics
  • Applied Econometrics (Machine Learning in Economics)
  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Statistics and Data Analysis


  • “Water Storage and Economic Resilience in a Managed Hydrologic System” (Job market paper )
  • “A Cross State – Multi Sector Empirical Analysis of Income and Population Effects on Water Use in the U.S. for the period 1950-2015”
  • “Machine Learning (ML) for Policy Targeting: Poverty and Standard of living Analysis with ML for Households in Ghana”
  • “Geographic Patterns of Foreign Direct Investment in Agriculture and Impacts on Poverty Reduction in Ghana”
  • “Monitoring Hepatitis – A Cases with Integer-Value AR(1) Processes Using Negative Binomial Innova- tions” (with Jave Pascual)


Pre-doctoral Co-authorships

  • Tong Wang, Moses Luri, Larry Janssen, David A. Hennessy, Hongli Feng, Michael C. Wimberly, Gaurav Arora. 2017. “Determinants of Motives for Land Use Decisions at the Margins of the Corn Belt”. Ecological Economics 134 (2017) 227 — 237
  • Michael C. Wimberly, Larry Janssen, David A. Hennessy, Moses Luri, Niaz M.Chowdhury, Hongli Feng. 2017. “Cropland Expansion and Grassland Loss in the Eastern Dakotas: New Insights from a farm-level survey”. Land Use Policy 63 (2017) 160 — 173

Other Publications

  • Contributor (pg. 36-38) – Innovations in Storage for resilience in the Columbia River Basin – 2019 Progress Report (in process)
  • Contributor – Ghana Social Development Outlook, 2012


Instructor: Washington State University

  • EconS – 452: Advanced Business Management Economics (Online) Spring 2020
  • EconS – 430: Managing the Global Environment, 57 Students  Fall 2019

University of Ghana

  • STAT – 202: Introduction to Data Analysis (using SPSS), 110 students Sring 2012

Teaching Assistant: Washington State University

  • EconS – 427: Economic Development and Underdevelopment, 27 students Fall 2016

South Dakota State University

  • BADM – 360: Organization and Management, 31 students Fall 2013

University of Ghana

  • STAT – 403: Theory of Sampling, 63 students Fall 2011
  • STAT – 203: Elementary Statistical Methods, 94 students Fall 2011


Research Assistant: Washington State University – Professor Jonathan Yoder 2015 – Present. Working on Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems (INFEWS) project with grant funding through the NSF

  • South Dakota State University – Professor Emeritus Larry Janssen2014 – 2015. Conducted a mail survey of farmers and performed data analysis to study Motives for Land Use Change in the Dakotas, with grant funding from United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA NIFA)
  • Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research, Legon, Accra, Ghana2012 – 2013. Worked on questionnaire design, data collection, project supervision, and data analysis for the projects: Ghana Digital Divide Survey, Gendered Social Context project and Ghana Social Outlook Report, 2012 edition


  • Seminar presentation at the School of Economic Sciences, WSU, Scheduled: February 21, 2020
  • Presenter, Innovations at the Nexus of Food Energy and Water Systems project Kickoff Meeting, Prosser, Fall 2017
  • Presenter (poster), Applied Agriculture and Economics Association 2017 Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL
  • Co-presenter, 2015 Baylor – USASBE Student Case Writing Competition at the USASBE Confer- ence in Tampa, Florida
  • Presenter (paper), Western Agricultural Economics Association 2014 Annual General Meeting, Colorado Springs
  • Co-presenter, Global case study competition, International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) 2014 Annual Conference, Cape Town, South Africa


  • Graduate Assistantship, WSU Fall 2015 – Present
  • Tesfaye Girma Debock Graduate Fellowship, WSu 2017/2018
  • National Association of Graduate and Professinal Students (NAGPS) Conference award, GPSA WSU 2017
  • Third Place Winner, Baylor – U.S Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Case Competition, Tampa, Florida 20105
  • International Travel Scholarship, IFAMA conference (Cape Town, South Africa)
  • Graduate Assistantship, South Dakota State University2013 – 2015


Washington State University

  • Senator – Graduate and Professional Students Association (GPSA) 2016 – 2017
  • Member – Travel Registration Grants Committee, GPSA-WSU 2016 – 2017
  • Volunteer Instructor – Math (Cryptography) Workshop for Pullman Middle School Students, WSU Spring 2018
  • Volunteer Instructor – Data Literacy Workshop for Pullman High School Students, WSU Spring 2019
  • Director of Grants and Scholarships – WSU School of Economic Sciences (SES)
  • Graduate Student Association 2015 – present

South Dakota State University

  • Vice President – Economics Graduate Students Association 2014 – 2015
  • Public Relations Officer – Association of African Students 2014 – 2015
  • Organizer – African Night Celebration Spring 2014, 2015
  • Organizer – Cleanup Exercise in Brookings Township, SD Fall 2014

University of Ghana

  • President – National Union of Sissala Students, 2010 – 2011
  • Head of Audit committee – Ghana Association of Statistics Students 2010 – 2011


  • Computer Applications: Python, R & (Experience in) SAS, STATA, SPSS, LATEX
  • Languages: English (Fluent), Twi, Sissali (Native), French (Basic)
  • Citizenship: Ghana, F1-Visa


  • Dr. Jonathan Yoder, Distinguished Professor of Sustainable Development, School of Economic Sciences Washington State University, Phone: (509) 335-8596, Email:
  • Jill J. McCluskey, Director (Chair) and Regents Professor, School of Economic Sciences Washington State University, Phone: (509) 335-2835, Email:
  • Larry Janssen Tim Meyer, Professor Emeritus, Department of Economics, South Dakota State University, Phone: (605) 688-4871, Email:
  • Tim Meyer, Professor, Agricultural Economics Department, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Phone: (402) 472-2314, Email:

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