Michael Brady, PhD
Assistant Professor and Extension Economist
Dr. Brady focuses on specialty crop production including tree fruits, vineyards, vegetables, horticulture and nursery crops. He also has an interest in issues related to water use and irrigated agriculture. Dr. Brady is involved in a number of projects focusing on modeling coupled human and environmental systems in an interdisciplinary framework. He has analyzed the economic impact of various agriculture industries in Washington. He also conducts research on farmland ownership, agricultural land values, and land use change.
- Specialty crops
- Water and irrigated agriculture
- Modeling coupled human and environmental systems
- Land use, value, and ownership
Assistant Professor and Extension Economist, School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University, 2012-Present
Assistant Research Professor, IMPACT Center and School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University, 2009-2011
Research Economist, Economic Research Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Washington D.C., 2007-2009
Sciences International, Inc., Alexandria, VA, 1998-2000
PhD., Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, Ohio State University, 2007
MA, Economics, Ohio State University, 2004
MSc, Environment and Geography, London School of Economics, 2001
BA, Zoology, Miami University, 1998
Publications, Extension Reports, and Other Articles
Yang, N, J. McCluskey, M. Brady. The Value of Good Neighbors: A Spatial Analysis of the California and Washington Wine Industries. Forthcoming, Land Economics.
Brady, M and E. Irwin (2011) Environmental effects of land use change revealed through spatially explicit empirical models: recent developments and challenges ahead. Environmental and Resource Economics 48(3):487-509.
Brady M (2011) The Economic Impact of Potatoes in Washington State.
Brady M, and J. Taylor (2010) The Contribution of Agriculture to Washington’s Economy. IMPACT Center Bulletin.
Brady M, S. Wu S (2010) The aggregation of preferences in groups: identity, polarization, and responsibility. Journal of Economic Psychology, 31(6):950-963.
Williamson J, M Brady M, R Durst (2010) Tax-deferred exchanges of farmland: Theory and evidence from Federal tax data. Agricultural Finance Review 70(2), 2011 Outstanding Paper Award: Highly Commended (2nd Place).
Fernandez-Cornejo J, A Somwaru, M Brady, H An (2008) Global effects of biofuel production in the medium term. Outlooks on Pest Management 19(5):220-224.
Brady M and M Vesterby (2008) Urbanization. In: Encyclopedia of Rural America. Grey House Publishing.