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School of Economic Sciences | WSU Samantha Johnson



  • Ph.D., Economics, Washington State University, Expected May 2021
  • M.S., Applied Economics, Washington State University, December 2019
    • Advisor: Jill McCluskey
    • Project Title: Marketing Orders – Survival of the Fittest
  • B.S., Economics and Finance, Black Hills State University, December 2014
    • Graduated Magna Cum Laude

Research Interests

  • Primary
    • Agriculture, Industrial Organization, Applied Microeconomics
  • Secondary
    • Environmental and Natural Resources, Sustainability, Behavioral

Working Papers

  • Samantha R. Johnson, Jill J. McCluskey, and Michael P. Brady. “Factors Affecting the Duration of Agricultural Marketing Orders” (Job Market Paper)
  • Samantha R. Johnson, Jill J. McCluskey, and Michael P. Brady. “The Prevalence of Agricultural Marketing Orders in a Differentiated Food Market”
  • Samantha R. Johnson and Philip Watson. ” Equilibrium Effects of an Agricultural Cartel Termination”
  • Samantha R. Johnson. “Sustainability’s Payback: Short-Run Returns on Enrollment”

Teaching Experience

Sole Instructor — Washington State University (Evaluation: Mean 4.18/5.0 and Median 4.38/5.0)

  • EconS 101: Fundamentals of Microeconomics
  • EconS 305: Intermediate Microeconomics without Calculus
    • Summer 2018 (Online)
    • Fall 2020 (Online)
  • EconS 323: Labor Economics
    • Spring 2018
  • EconS 350: Introduction to Farm and Ranch Management
    • Fall 2018
  • EconS 352: Business Management Economics

Teaching Assistant — Washington State University

  • EconS 301: Intermediate Microeconomics With Calculus
    • Fall 2016 – Spring 2017

Research Experience

Research Assistant — Washington State University

  • Dr. Richard Iles, Fall 2017


  • Computer Languages: Microsoft Excel, Stata, LaTex, GAMS, Python, GAUSS


Contact Info:


Office Location:

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