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School of Economic Sciences | WSU Qingqing Yang

Qingqing Yang


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  • Ph.D., Economics, Washington State University, 2018 (expected)
  • M.S., Statistics, Washington State University,  2017(expected)
  • M.S., Agricultural Economics, China Agricultural University, 2012
  • B.A., English Language and Culture, China Agricultural University, 2010
  • B.A., Agricultural Economics, China Agricultural University, 2010

Fields of Interest

  • Health Economics, Behavioral Economics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Natural Resource and Environment


  • “Benet-Cost Analysis of Integrated Water Resource Management: Accounting for interdependence in the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan,” Journal of the American Water Resources Association, with Yoder, Jonathan, et al., Feb 2017

Working Papers

Works in Progress

  • “Link the livestock health to the children’s health in Tanzania with Ridge Regression” with Yoder, Jonathan
  • “Exponentially Weighted Moving Average Charts for Counted Data with Autoregressive (AR1) Process” with Francis G. Pascual
  • “Measuring the Social Welfare Gain of Water Trade with population growth and curtailment of municipal water rights” with Yoder, Jonathan and Brady, Michael
  • “Benefit Transfer Oriented Meta-analysis of Water Demand Elasticity” with Yoder, Jonathan and Brady, Michael
  • “Corruption, Manufacturing Sector and Government Owned Energy Resource”

Professional Report and Book Chapters (non-refereed)

  • “Skagit Basin Water Mitigation Feasibility Assessment,” with Brady, Michael, et al. December 2016 Submitted to the Washington State Department of Ecology.
  • “Benet-Cost Analysis of the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan Projects,” with Yoder, Jonathan, et al. December 2014 State of Washington Water Research Center. Available at
  • “Financial Analysis of Investment Practice” (Chapter 8), Chef editor: Wanlong Lin, China Agricultural Press, 2011.08 ISBN 978-7-109-15659-3


  • Instructor

Econs 555 Managerial Economics (Online MBA), Fall 2016

  • Teaching Assistant

EconS 527: Masters Microeconomics Analysis II
Assistant for Dr. Richard Shumway Fall 2013

EconS 501: Microeconomic Theory I (Ph.D.)
TA/RA for Dr. Felix Munoz-Garcia Spring 2013

  • Research Assistant

Assistant for Dr.Jonathan Yoder and Michael Brady Fall, 2013 – Summer, 2016; summer 2017-recent
Project: Benet-Cost Analyses of the Yakima River Basin Integrated Plan Projects.

Conference Presentations and Posters

  • “Health Kuznets Curve (HKC) Considering the Two Aspects of Health: Theoretical and Empirical Investigation” With Rosenman, Robert. Paper presented at International Health Economics Association(iHEA) Boston 2017 Congress, Boston, MA, July 6-11
  • “Adjusting Self-Assessed Health for Potential Bias Using a Random-Effects Generalized Ordered Probit model” With Rosenman, Robert
    Selected paper presented at 2015 AAEA & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, July 26-28
    Session Title: Decision-Making Biases and Food Choices
  • “Measuring the Social Welfare Gain of Water Trade with population growth and curtailment of municipal water rights” With Yoder, Jonathan and Brady, Michael
    Invited poster presented at Watersmart Innovations 2015, Las Vegas, NV, Oct 07-09


  • Graduate and Professional Students Association Travel Grant, Washington State University, 2017, 2015
  • International Health Economic Association (iHEA) travel funding support, 2017
  • Bruce Gardner Memorial Prize for Applied Policy Analysis, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, 2016
  • College of Agriculture, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences Team Interdisciplinary Award, Washington State University, 2015
  • UCOWR Scholarship, Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR), 2015
  • Bao Gang Education Scholarship, China Agricultural University 2007
  • Outstanding Student Scholarship, China Agricultural University 2007-2009,2011


  • Orientation Assistant, Washington State University, Aug 2014
  • Volunteer, China Foundation Poverty Alleviation, May 2011 to Jun 2011


Computer: STATA, R, SAS (Certified Base and Advanced Programmer ), Python, GAUSS
Languages: English (fluent), Mandarin Chinese (native)
Other skill: Certified Advanced Tea Artist



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