FIELDS OF INTEREST
- Product Quality and Industrial Organization
- Consumer Preferences for food, technology, and information
- Environmental Quality and Land Use
- Ph.D., 1998, Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley
- M.S., 1995, Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Berkeley
- M.A., 1993, Economics, Georgetown University
- B.A., 1989, Business Economics and Political Science, UC Santa Barbara
SELECTED AFFILIATIONS, EDITORIAL & SERVICE POSITIONS
- Chair of Graduate Studies
- Faculty Associate, Robert Mondavi Center for Wine Economics, University of California, Davis, 2009 - present.
- Associate Editor, European Review of Agricultural Economics, 2012-present
- Editorial Board, Journal of Wine Economics, 2006 – present.
CURRENT TEACHING ASSIGNMENTS
- Spring 2014: EconS 503-PhD Microeconomic Theory II
CURRENT DOCTORAL ADVISEES
- PhD expected May 2014: Jadrian Wooten, Georgina Mitchell
- PhD expected May 2015: Zarrina Juraqulova, Tongzhe Li, Alisher Mamadzhanov, Pratikshya Sapkota Bastola
- PhD expected May 2017: Megan Waldrop
- The Two-Body Problem: An Evaluation of University Partner Accommodation Policies with Implications for Recruitment, Retention, and Promotion of STEM Women,” National Science Foundation, (PI: J. McCluskey, with B. Cowan, J. Kmec, & T. Byington, amount: $450,000, dates: 8/16/13 to 8/15/16.
- SEP : Consortium for Nature-Inspired Lignocellulosic Biomass Processing,” National Science Foundation, co-PI with PI Shulin Chen, amount: $1,900,000, dates: 10/1/12-9/30/16.
- Evaluating Impact of Work-Life Policies on Recruitment, Retention and Promotion of Female STEM Faculty. Social Science Small Grants Program, National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award #0810927 (amount: $10,000, dates: 1/1 to 12/31/2013 with J. Kmec).