Agribusiness Department

College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences

Dr. Michael McCullough, Ph.D.

Dr. Lindsey M. Higgins, Ph.D.Michael McCullough is an Associate Professor in the Agribusiness Department at Cal Poly who’s primary teaching focus is on data analysis, research methods, and applied economics. His research interests deal with the economics and policy of beer, wine, and agricultural production. Current research projects span from an assessment of regulatory costs on specialty costs in the San Joaquin Valley of California to the economic evaluation of sustainable wine practices. In addition, current beer work spans from the impacts of homebrewing legislation and the current craft beer movement to the organizational and competitive effects of differentiated craft breweries.


  • 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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