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School of Economic Sciences | WSU PhD Candidate

Ethan Spangler



Ph.D., Washington State University, Expected May 2018.
Advisor: Philip R. Wandschneider

B.A., International Affairs, Minor in Economics, Lewis & Clark College, 2009.

Research Interests:

  • International Economics
  • Development
  • Political Economy
  • Defense

Published Research:

Spangler, Ethan. “Allies with Benefits: US Effect on European Demand for Military Expenditures” 2016 (Accepted for publication in Defence and Peace Economics).

Working Papers:

Spangler, Ethan and Ben Smith. “A Dynamic Model of Political Stability and Dissent,” 2016.

Work in Progress:

Spangler, Ethan and Ben Smith. “Let Them Tweet Cake: Estimating Political Stability Using Twitter Data,” 2016.

Spangler, Ethan. “The Hydra Problem: Agent-Based Approach to Drones Strike and Terrorism” 2017.

Teaching Experience:

  • Fundamentals of Microeconomics (EconS 101)
  • Economics Capstone (EconS 490)
  • Introductory Econometrics (EconS 311)

Contact Info:



Hulbert 319
School of Economic Sciences
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164