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 California production agriculture including the regulatory environment currently faced by producers, and the economics and policy of beer and wine. Current research projects span from an assessment of regulatory costs on specialty crops in the San Joaquin Valley of California to the effects of climate change and SGMA on rural communities. In addition, current beer work spans from analyzing the difference between American Light Lager drinkers and Craft drinkers to the impacts of the new 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


Curriculum Vitae

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