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School of Economic Sciences | WSU Xi Gu

Xi Gu

Education

  • Ph.D. in Economics, Washington State University, Expected December 2019
    • Dissertation: Three Essays on Hops Production, Beer Price Inputs, and Beer Demand
    • Advisor: Dr. Thomas L. Marsh
  • M.S. in Statistics, Washington State University, 2018
    • Project: Performance Comparison for Three Models with Ordinal Responses: OLS, Ordered Probit and Ordered Logit
    • Advisor: Dr. Nairanjana Dasgupta
  • M.S. in Economics, China Agricultural University, 2012
  • B.A. in Economics, China Agricultural University, 2010

Fields of Interest

  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Consumer Demand
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Quantitative Methods

Working Papers

  • Xi Gu and Thomas L. Marsh. “Pesticide Substitution Under Maximum Residue Limits: Application to Hops Production”
  • Xi Gu, Thomas L. Marsh and  T. Randall Fortenbery. “Price Linkage and Volatility Spillover of Beer Inputs”
  • Xi Gu, Jillian Morrison and Nairanjana Dasgupta. “Performance Comparison for Three Models with Ordinal Responses: OLS, Ordered Probit and Ordered Logit”

Works in Progress

  • Xi Gu, Thomas L. Marsh and Jeffrey T. LaFrance. “Beer Demand with Non-Negativity Constraint Using Simulated Maximum Likelihood Estimation”
  • Xi Gu and J. Shannon Neibergs. “The Value of Genetic Selection in Reducing Economic Losses from Bovine Respiratory Disease in Beef Cattle Feedlots”

Experience

Guest Lecturer — Washington State University

  • EconS 514 — Econometrics IV (One Week): Spring 2019

Teaching Assistant — Washington State University

  • EconS 514 — Econometrics IV: Spring 2019
  • EconS 101 — Fundamentals of Microeconomics: Fall 2014 and Spring 2015

Research Assistant — Washington State University

  • Dr. Thomas L. Marsh, Fall 2019 – present
  • Dr. Thomas L. Marsh, Fall 2016 – Fall 2018
  • Dr. J. Shannon Neibergs, Summer 2015 – Spring 2016

Conference Presentations

  • “Pesticide Substitution under Maximum Residue Limits: Application to Hops Production” with Thomas L. Marsh. Selected paper presented at 2017 AAEA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, July 30-August 1.
  • “Price Linkage and Volatility Spillover of Beer Inputs” with Thomas L. Marsh and T. Randall Fortenbery. Contributed paper presented by T. Randall Fortenbery at 2019 AARES Annual Conference, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Feb 12-15.

Scholarships and Awards

  • Graduate Research Assistantship, Washington State University, 2014-Present
  • First Prize of The Challenge Cup: University Academic and Technological Competition. China Agricultural University, Spring 2009
  • Second Prize of The Challenge Cup: University Academic and Technological Competition. Beijing, Spring 2009

Service

  • Volunteer, Coca-Cola Olympic, Beijing, Summer 2008

Skills

  • Computer: SAS (Certified Base and Advanced Programmer), R, MATLAB, Python, STATA, GAUSS, LaTex, Microsoft Office
  • Language: English (fluent), Mandarin Chinese (native)
  • Other Skill: Machine Learning, Time Series

References

Contact Info:

E-mail: xi.gu@wsu.edu

Office Location:

207E Hulbert Hall
School of Economic Sciences
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-6210