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School of Economic Sciences | WSU Ryne Rohla

I am currently a postdoc at UCLA Anderson. This page will no longer be updated.


CV (pdf)


  • Ph.D., Economics, Washington State University, Expected 2019.
    • Advisor: Gregmar Galinato
    • Fields of Study: Public Economics, Econometrics
  • B.A., Economics, Eastern Washington University, 2013.
    • Minors: Mathematics, Government

Research Interests

  • Political Economy
  • Public Economics
  • Economics of Culture and Religion
  • Applied Microeconomics


Submitted Papers

Work in Progress

  • “The Partisan Tithe: Revealed Preferences for Political Homogeneity in Church Attendance.” (with M. Keith Chen)
  • “Determinants of Precinct-Level Voting in the 2008-2016 American Presidential Elections.”
  • “Pork and Parties: Spatial Public Capital Allocation and Political Minorities.” (with Christopher Clarke)
  • “Politics and Search Choice in Housing Purchases.” (with M. Keith Chen and Yi-Lin Tsai)
  • “Development Disparities and Religious Fractionalization in Highly Spatially-Disaggregated Settings.”


  • Ryne Rohla and M. Keith Chen. “The Partisan Tithe: Revealed Preferences for Political Homogeneity in Church Selection and Attendance.” Western Economics Association International, Vancouver, British Columbia, 2018.
  • M. Keith Chen and Ryne Rohla. “Politics Gets Personal: Effects of Salient Partisan Differences on Time Spent at Thanksgiving Dinner.” Washington State University School of Economic Sciences Half-Baked Ideas Seminar, Pullman, Washington, 2017.
  • Ryne Rohla. “How Private Prisons Affect Incarceration Likelihood.” Washington State University School of Economic Sciences Department Seminar, Pullman, Washington, 2017.
  • Galinato, Gregmar and Ryne Rohla. “Do Privately-Owned Prisons Increase Incarceration Rates?” Western Economics Association International, Portland, Oregon, 2016.
  • Ryne Rohla. “A Spatial Caucus Effect: Jesse Jackson and South Carolina in the 1988 Presidential Primaries.” National Conference for Undergraduate Research, La Crosse, Wisconsin, 2013.

Teaching Experience

Instructor — Washington State University

  • EconS 102 — Fundamentals of Macroeconomics: Fall 2018
  • EconS 320 — Money and Banking: Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 — Online

Developer — Washington State University

  • EconS 302 — Intermediate Macroeconomics: Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 — Online

Teaching Assistant — Washington State University

  • EconS 302 — Intermediate Macroeconomics: Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, and Spring 2017
  • EconS 101 — Fundamentals of Microeconomics: Fall 2013, Spring 2014
  • EconS 102 — Fundamentals of Macroeconomics: Fall 2013, Spring 2014

Research Experience

Research Assistant — Washington State University

  • Alan Love, Summer 2015

Research Assistant — Eastern Washington University

  • Institute for Public Policy and Economic Analysis, May 2012 – June 2013


Washington State University

  • SES Excellence in Research Award, 2018


Ryne Rohla

Contact Info:

Other: Google Scholar, RePEc

Office Location:

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