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College of Economic and Social Development
Jia YAN

Research Interests: Applied Microeconomics; Transportation Economics and Empirical Industrial Organization; Applied Econometrics

Educational Background:

1993: Bachelor of Arts - Finance, Shaanxi Institute of Finance and Economics
1997: Master of Arts – Economics – Nankai University
2002: PhD – Economics - University of California, Irvine

Work Experience:
2002-2004: Research Scientist - ChoiceStream, Inc., Cambridge, MA
2004-2007: Assistant Professor - Faculty of Business, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
July 2007 – August 2013: Assistant Professor - School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University
August 2013 – present: Associate Professor - School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University

Selected Publications:

June 2017: Modeling Airport Capacity Choice with Real Options, with Yibin Xiao, Xiaowen Fu and Tae Oum, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological

2017: Measuring the effects of Open-Skies agreements on bilateral passenger flow and service export and import trades (Kun Wang and Tae Oum) – under review

2017: Vehicle Size Choice and Automobile Externalities: A Dynamic Analysis (Clifford Winston)

2016: Supreme split: Comparing the Roberts and Rehnquist courts’ ideological preferences toward business accounting for case selection. (Clifford Winston, Quentin Karpilow)

2016: Costly signaling on e-commerce markets: Empirical evidence from a quasi-experiment on Taobao.com, under review, (Jiehong Qiu, Xinyu Sun)

2016: Low-cost carrier competition in Europe and US: Implications for foreign carriers’ effect on fares in U.S. domestic markets (Cliford Winston, Xinlong Tan)

2016: The effect of merger on airline efficiency: evidence from China, R&R at the International Journal of Industrial Organization (Xiaowen Fu, Kun Wang, Tae Oum)

September 2015: Low Cost Carrier Competition and Route Entry in an Emerging but Regulated Aviation Market – the Case of China, with Zheng Lei, Xiaowen Fu and Kun Wang, pp. 3-16, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice

September 2015: Effects of corruption on efficiency of the European airports, with Laingo Randrianarisoa, Denis Bolduc, Yap Yin Choo and Tae Oum, pp. 65-83, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice

July 2015: 4. Misalignment of Interest between Managers and Investors in the Allocation of Resources to Cyber-Security, with Bin Srinidhi and Giri Kumar Tayi, pp. 49-62, Decision Support Systems

May 2015: Open Skies: Estimating Travelers’ Benefits From Free Trade in Airline Services (Text;Figures; Tables), with Clifford Winston, pp. 370-414, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy

July 2014: Can Private Airport Competition Improve Runway Pricing? The Case of San Francisco Bay Area Airports, (Technical Appendix) with Clifford Winston, Journal of Public Economics, (115), pp. 146-157, 2014

2014: An Analysis of Travel Demand in Japan’s Inter-city Market: Empirical Estimation and Policy Simulation, with Xiaowen Fu and Tae Oum, 48(1), pp. 97-113, Journal of Transport Economics and Policy

December 2012: Book Review for “A Handbook of Transport Economics”, edited by André De Palma, Robin Lindsey, Emile Quinet, and Roger Vickerman, Journal of Regional Science

August 2011: Can Privatization of U.S. Highways Improve Motorists’ Welfare?, (Technical Appendix) with Clifford Winston,  Journal of Public Economics, August (95), pp. 993-1005

11. Assessing Container Operator Efficiency with Heterogeneous and Time-Varying Production Frontiers, with Xinyu Sun and John Liu, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, January (43), pp. 172-185, 2009.

September 2008: 12. Ownership Forms Matter for Airport Efficiency:  A Stochastic Frontier Investigation of Worldwide Airports, (Technical Appendix) with Tae Oum and Chunyan Yu, Journal of Urban Economics, (64), pp. 422-435

2008: Threshold Control of Mutual Insurance with Limited Commitment, with Kevin Li and John Liu, Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, August (43), pp. 108-115

2006: 14. Differentiated Pricing, Express Lanes, and Carpools: Exploiting Heterogeneous Preferences in Policy Design, with Kenneth A. Small and Clifford Winston, Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs, Vol. 7, pp. 53 – 96

March 2001:  The Value of Value Pricing on Roads: Second-Best Pricing and Product Differentiation, with Kenneth A. Small, Journal of Urban Economics, March (49), pp. 310-336, 2001

Awards:

2003: Best Doctoral Dissertation Award, Transportation and Public Utility Group of American Economic Association

2006: Annual Research Award, Faculty of Business, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

2008: Silver Medal (Harmful Algae Indexing (HaiDex) System, with John Liu, Samuel Lo, K.C. Ho, and T. L. Yip), International Exhibition of Inventions, New Techniques and Products in Geneva

2009: Best Paper Award (joint with Tae Oum and Chunyan Yu), Transportation Research Forum, 2009

2011: Best Paper by a Senior Author (joint with Clifford Winston), Kuhmo Nectar Conference and Summer School on Transportation Economics