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School of Economic Sciences | WSU Faculty

Thomas L. Marsh



  • Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, Washington State University, 1998.
  • M.S., Statistics, Washington State University, 1998.
  • M.S., Economics, Montana State University, 1991.
  • M.S., Mathematics, Montana State University, 1987.
  • B.A., Mathematics, Carroll College, 1985.


  • Consumer Demand and Modeling Commodity Markets
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Natural Resource Economics
  • Global Health


  • Professor, School of Economic Sciences & Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health, Washington State University
  • IMPACT Director, School of Economic Sciences, WSU, 2009-2014
  • Associate Professor, School of Economic Sciences, WSU, 2004-2009
  • Assistant and Associate Professor, Dept of Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University, 1998-2004.
  • Economist, Pacific Northwest Laboratory, Richland, WA, 1991-1997.
  • Lecturer, Dept. Mathematics, Mont. State Univ, 1986-1990.


  • EconS 511, Econometrics I
  • EconS 513–4, Econometrics III & IV


  • Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA)
  • Western Agricultural Economics Association (WAEA)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)


  • Outstanding Published Research Award, Western Agricultural Economics Association (2017)
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (2015)
  • Distinguished Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics, WSU (2014)
  • Visiting Scholar, Agricultural & Resource Economics, North Carolina State Univ. (2012)
  • Elected Member, Washington State Academy of Sciences (2011)
  • Visiting Scholar, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (2007)
  • Visiting Specialist Program, Department of Agriculture, Australia (2005-2006).
  • Young Professionals Award, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (2003)
  • Early Career Award, Gamma Sigma Delta, Kansas State University (2001-2002)
  • Award for Academic Excellence, Outstanding Dissertation (H.M.), American Agricultural Economics Association (1999)


    • Casey-Bryars …. T.L. Marsh, S. Cleaveland, T. Lembo. 2018. “Waves of endemic foot-and-mouth disease in eastern Africa suggest feasibility of proactive vaccination approaches,” accepted Nature: Ecology & Evolution.
    • Raily, A. Shirima, G., Lembo, T., Palmer, G. H., and Marsh, T.L.. 2018. “Spatial and temporal risk as drivers for adoption of foot and mouth disease vaccination,” in press Vaccine.
    • Brodhagen, M., J.Goldberger, D. Hayes, D. Inglis, T.L. Marsh, C. Miles. “Policy Considerations for Limiting Unintended Residual Plastic in Agricultural Soils,” Environmental Science and Policy, Volume 69, March 2017, Pages 81–84.
    • Marsh, T.L., J. Yoder, T. Deboch, T. McElwain, G. Palmer. 2016. “Livestock vaccinations translate into increased human capital and school attendance by girls,” Science Advances 14 Dec 2016: Vol. 2, no. 12, e1601410, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1601410.
    • Jiang, J. T.L. Marsh, and P. Tozer. 2015.  “Policy Induced Price Volatility Transmission: Linking the U.S. Crude Oil, Corn and Plastic Markets,” Energy Economics (52):217-227.
    • Pendell, D. L., T. L. Marsh, K. H. Coble, J.L. Lusk, and S. C. Szmania. “Economic Assessment of Animal Disease Releases:  The National Bio and Agro Defense Facility,” PLOS ONE. June 26, 2015, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0129134
    • Dong, F., T. L. Marsh, and K. Stiegert.  “State Trading Enterprises in a Differentiated Environment: The Case of Global Malting Barley Markets.”  American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 88(1), (February 2006):90-103.
    • Garrett, T. A., T. L. Marsh, and M.I. Marshall. “Political Allocation of Agriculture Disaster Payments in the 1990s.” International Review of Law and Economics, 26(2), (2006): 143-161.
    • Piggott, N. E. and T.L. Marsh. 2004.  “Does Food Safety Information Impact US Meat Demand?” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 86 (February):154-174.
    • Marsh, T.L., R. G. Huffaker, and G. E. Long.  “Optimal Control of Vector-Virus-Plant Interactions: The Case of PLRV Net Necrosis.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2000 (August).




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