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School of Economic Sciences | WSU You Zhou

You Zhou

CV_You_Zhou (pdf)


Fields of Interest

  • Applied Microeconomics: Transportation, Public, Health, and Environmental Economics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • International Trade and Development

Working Papers

Work in Progress

  • You Zhou. “Corruption and Growth: The Choice of Public Spending.”
  • You Zhou and Jeremy L. Sage. “Empty truck and Travel Distance in Washington State: Evidence from State Truck Survey.”
  • Eric L. Jessup, You Zhou, and Wesley W. Wilson. “Spatial Analysis of Modal Competition in Railroads”
  • You Zhou. “The Impact of High Speed Rail on Tourism Exports.”

Professional Reports/Proposals

Presentations and Posters

  • Know Your Neighbor: Spatial Effects of State Export Promotion and Infrastructure Investment, with Jeremy Sage.
    • Presented at World Conference on Transport Research, Shanghai, China, July 10-15, 2016.
  • Highway Expenditure and Induced Vehicle Emissions
    • presented at Western Economic Association International Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon, June 29-July 3, 2016.
    • presented at CTRF & USTRF Joint Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada, May 1-4, 2016.
    • Poster presented at AAEA & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, July 26-28, 2015.
  • Can a Race to the Bottom Make You Fat?, with Gregmar Galinato and Benjamin Cowan
    • Presented at Southern Economics Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 21-23, 2015.
    • Poster presented at AAEA & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, July 26-28, 2015.
  • Highway Investment, Freight Emission, and Export, with Jeremy Sage.
    • Presented at Transportation Research Forum, Atlanta, Georgia, March 12-14, 2015.
  • Apples, Hay, and French Fries, Ohh My!: Developing a Commodity Flow Framework on Washington’s Highways, with Jeremy Sage, Kenneth Casavant, and Bradley Eustice.
    • Presented at Western Economic Association International Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, June 27-July 1, 2014.


  • Teaching Assistant, Washington State University
    • ECONS 426: Transportation Economics (2 semester)
    • ECONS 452: Advanced Business Management Economics (2 semester)
  • Research Assistant, Washington State University
    • Dr. Kenneth L. Casavant (Fall 2011–present)
    • Dr. Eric L. Jessup (Fall 2016–present)
    • Dr. Jeremy L. Sage (Fall 2011–Spring 2016)
  • Guest Lecturer, Washington State University
    • ECONS 426: Transportation Economics


  • Languages:  Chinese (native), English (fluent)


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