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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. “Mortality vs Morbidity: The Effect of Traffic Air Pollution on Adults and Weak Kids.”
  • 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

  • Freight Commodity Flows: Selected Washington State Highways (2014), with J.L. Sage, K.L. Casavant, and B.J. Eustice. Report Submitted to Washington State Department of Transportation.
  • US 95 Freight Multi-Modal Corridor Supply Chain: A Pilot Study proposal (2015), with J.L. Sage and K.L. Casavant. Report Submitted to Idaho Transportation Department.
  • Estimating the Value of Truck Travel Time Reliability (2016), with E.L. Jessup, K.L. Casavant, D.L. Moore, L. Ogard, A.V. Goodchild, E.D. McCormack, A.M. Miller. Proposal Submitted to National Cooperative Highway Research Program.
  • Improved Methodology for Benefits Estimation of Preservation Projects (2017), with E.L. Jessup, K.L. Casavant, X. Lang. Report Prepared to Washington State Department of Transportation.

Presentations and Posters

  • An Improved Methodology to Evaluate the Benefits of Highway Preservation, with Eric Jessup, Kenneth Casavant, and Xiaodong Lang.
    • Poster presented at Transportation Research Forum, Chicago, Illinois, April 20-21, 2017.
  • The practical Corridor Supply Chain: A Multi-Modal Case Study Assessment, with Jeremy Sage and Kenneth Casavant.
    • Presented at Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 8-12, 2017.
  • 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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