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School of Economic Sciences | WSU Xiaodong Lang

Xiaodong(Eric) Lang


  • Ph.D. in Economics, Washington State University, Expected May 2019
    • Dissertation: Three Essays on Transportation Economics, Energy Policy, Supply Chain Finance
    • Co-Advisors: H.Alan Love and Eric L. Jessup
  • M.A. in Economics, New York University, New York, NY    May 2013
  • B.S. in Economics, minor in Finance, Washington State University, Pullman, WA    May 2011

Fields of Interest

  • Industrial Organization, Applied Microeconomics, Energy, Transportation
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Financial Economics


Manuscripts in Review

  • Lang, X. and Jessup, E. L.”Analysis of Driver’s Injury Severity Related to Commercial Truck Parking Availability.” – Being submitted to Accident Analysis and Prevention.
  • Jessup, E.L. , Zhou, Y., Lang, X. “Improved Methodology for Benets Estimation of Preservation Projects” – Being submitted to Transportation Research Record.

Professional Reports

  • Improved Methodology for Benets Estimation of Preservation Projects (2017), with E.L. Jessup, K.L. Casavant, Y. Zhou. Report Prepared to Washington State Department of Transportation.

Working Papers

  • Lang, X. “Efficiency Analysis of Deregulation in Electricity Market: A Difference-in-Difference Approach”

Teaching Experience

Instructor — Washington State University (Pullman, WA)

  • EconS 320 (Online course) — Money and Banking, Fall 2018
  • EconS 430 — Managing the Global Environment, Summer 2018
  • EconS 335 — Business Finance Economics, Spring 2017
  • EconS 101 — Fundamentals of Microeconomics (co-instruct with Dr. Ken Casavant), Spring 2016

Teaching Assistant — Washington State University (Pullman, WA)

  • EconS 327– International Trade and Finance, Dr. Mark Gibson, Spring 2015
  • EconS 335– Business Finance Economics, Dr. Mark Gibson, Spring 2015
  • EconS 101– Fundamentals of Microeconomics, Dr. H.Alan Love, Fall 2015/Fall 2014

Teaching Assistant — New York University (New York, NY)

  • Econ–UA 323  Economic Development, Dr. Isahq Nadiri, Spring 2013
  • Econ–UA 353  Public Economics, Dr. Alessandro S. Lizzeri, Spring 2013

Research Experience

Research Assistant — Freight Policy Transportation Institute, Washington State University

  • Dr. Eric Jessup, Fall 2016 – Spring 2018
  • Dr. Ken Casavant, Summer 2016
  • Dr. Mark Gibson, Summer 2015


  • PacTrans Region 10 Transportation Student Conference, Seattle, WA, October 7, 2017.
    “An Improved Methodology to Evaluate the Benets of Highway Preservation.”
  • The 92nd Western Economic Association International, San Diego, CA, June 25-29, 2017
    “An Improved Methodology to Evaluate the Benets of Highway Preservation.”

Scholarships and Awards

  • Graduate Research Assistantship, Washington State University, 2014 – present
  • President Honor Roll, Washington State University, 2010
  • International Transfer Awards, Washington State University, 2008-2011



Contact Info:


Office Location:

301F Hulbert Hall
School of Economic Sciences
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-6210