Thomas L. Marsh, Ph.D.

Dr. Thomas L. Marsh is a Professor in the School of Economic Sciences and the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health at Washington State University, and holds an affiliated appointment in the and Department of Statistics.  Dr. Marsh also serves as Director of the IMPACT Center at Washington State University.  He teaches Ph.D. courses in econometrics and an undergraduate course in management economics.  Dr. Marsh’s major areas of research are marketing and international trade, quantitative methods, and natural resource economics.  Specific topics of interest include estimating the impact of public food safety information on consumer demand, measuring welfare and trade impacts from plant and animal health, and addressing key issues in agricultural policy. Most recently, Dr. Marsh has examined the impacts of disease releases from laboratories in the United States and linkages between animal and human health in Eastern Africa.

Dr. Marsh is an elected member of the Washington State Academy of Sciences, which is a science advisory group to the state, and currently serves on its Board of Directors.  He has served the agricultural economics profession in various committee and leadership roles.  Dr. Marsh previously served on the Editorial Council of the Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics and is past associate editor of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics.