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Faculty Jake Wagner

Jake Wagner

Assistant Research Professor


Research Interests

Discrete Choice Econometrics
Development Economics
Environmental and Resource Economics
Transportation Economics


Ph.D., Economics, Washington State Univeristy – 2020
B.A., Economics, Western Washington University – 2016
B.S., Mathematics, Western Washington University – 2016


“A Decision Support Tool for Rural Water Supply Planning” (with Joseph Cook and Gunnar Newell), Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, 2020.
“Household Demand for Water in Rural Kenya” (with Joseph Cook and Peter Kimuyu), Environmental & Resource Economics, 2019.


“Assessing the Feasibility of an Inland Container Terminal in the Pacific Northwest” (with You Zhou, Maksud Rahamn and Eric Jessup), 2020.
“Geographic Analysis of Barriers to Efficient Rail Grain Freight Movements” (with Wesley Wilson and Eric Jessup), 2020.

Grant Awards

“Planning tools for transit managers to improve efficiencies, and prepare for the post-Covid environment,” Lead-PI with Danna Moore, $40,000 + in-kind match from Pullman Transit.
“Parking planning tools to improve efficiencies, aid recovery and prepare for the post-Covid environment,” Co-PI with Danna Moore,
$40,000 + in-kind match from WSU Transportation Services.




Email Address:
Office Location:
Hulbert 301G
Office Phone:
(509) 335-2115