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School of Economic Sciences | WSU Yousef Nazer



  • Ph.D. in IIDP, Washington State University          (expected) April- May 2020

                              Major: Economics

                              Minor: Finance and Public Policy

                              Dissertation Title: “Impacts of New Technology on Market Power: The Case of the Petroleum Industry”,

         Committee:                 Professor. Jill McCluskey (Advisor), School of Economic Sciences

                                               Professor. Alan Love (co. Advisor), School of Economic Sciences

                                               Associate Professor. Jinhui Bai, School of Economic Sciences

                                               Professor. David Whidbee, Department of Finance

                                              Professor Martha Cottam, School of Politics and Public Affairs.

  •  Master of Financial Economics, Ohio University                  December 2015


  • B.S. in Economics, University of Oregon                                    September 2013



  • Macroeconomics, Financial, and Energy Markets
  • Sovereign Wealth Funds
  • New Empirical Industrial Organization
  • Mathematical and Stochastic Modeling
  • Game Theory


Nazer, Y. (2016). Causes of inflation in Saudi Arabia. The Business &Management Review, 7(3), 147.

Work in Progress

  • “The Impact of Fracking Technology on OPEC Market Power” with Alan Love. This study explores the impact of fracking technology on OPEC market power. We are using a new empirical industrial organization approach to estimate whether OPEC still possesses market power in the oil industry.
  • “The Impact of the Saudi Public Investment Fund on Saudi economic growth: an approach for diversification, stability, and security of the Kingdom”. This study is consisting of analyzing two major economic policies in Saudi Arabia:
    • Analysis of the Saudi Aramco’s privatization policy using a DSGE model.
    • Analysis and evaluation of the Saudi’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), in particular how channeling of $100 billion from Saudi’s Aramco privatization will affect PIF portfolio strategies and investment decisions to achieve a stable economic growth for the kingdom.



  • Computer: STATA, Python, SAS, Lyx
  • Languages: English (Fluent), Arabic (Native)


  • King Abdullah Scholarship, for bachelor and master in Economics    2009-2015


Research Assistant, School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University

  • Professor Alan Love, January 2016 – Present


  • Research Project Assistant (Energy Market), January 2018 – present                Freight Policy Transportation Institute| Pullman, WA, USA
  • Research Assistant, January 2016-present                                                                    Washington State University| Pullman, WA, USA


  Professor. Jill McCluskey                                                                                                             School of Economic Sciences

Pullman WA, 99163

Office: (509) 335-2835


 Professor. Alan Love                                                                                                                    School of Economic Sciences

Pullman WA, 99163

Office: (509) 335-3548


  Associate Professor. Jinhui Bai                                                                                                 School of Economic Science

Pullman WA, 99163

Office: (509) 335-4358


 Associate Professor. Eric Jessup                                                                                                Freight Policy Transportation Institute

Pullman WA, 99163

Office: (509) 335-4987


Contact Info:


Office Location:

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