Dr. Michael McCullough, Ph.D.

Dr. Michael McCullough, Ph.D.Michael McCullough is a Professor in the Agribusiness Department and CEO of the Beeronomics Society. He teaches courses focused on data analysis, research methods, and applied economics.  Dr. McCullough received a Ph.D. in Economics and an MS in Statistics from Washington State University. His research interests deal with California production agriculture including the regulatory environment currently faced by producers, as well as the economics and policy of beer and wine. Current research projects span from an assessment of regulatory costs on specialty crops to the effects of climate change and water policy on rural communities. Current beer and wine work span from analyzing the difference between American Light Lager drinkers and Craft drinkers, to local economic impacts of wine production and water policy, to the impacts of the new US Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act.


  • Ph.D., Spring 2008, Economics, Washington State University
  • M.S., Fall 2007, Statistics, Washington State University
  • B.S., Spring 2003, Economics, Applied Mathematics, Boise State University

Areas of Specialization

  • Economics of Beer and Wine
  • Econometrics
  • Agricultural production

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