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Michael P. Brady

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.


  • Ph.D. Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, The Ohio State University, 2007
  • M.A. Economics, The Ohio State University, 2004
  • M.S. Geography and Environment, The London School of Economics and Political Science, 2001, with Honors
  • B.A. Zoology, Miami University, 1998


  • Assistant Professor and Extension Economist, School of Economic Sciences, Washington
    State University, 2012-Present
  • Assistant Research Professor, 2009 – Present
    School of Economic Sciences & IMPACT Center, Washington State University
  • Research Economist, Sep. 2007 – April 2009
    Economic Research Service, United State Department of Agriculture
  • Research Assistant, 1998 – 2000
    Sciences International Inc., Alexandria, VA

Research Interests

Awards and Grants

  • Competitive grant awards: economics share = $739,063; total = $5,190,161

Peer-Reviewed Publication

  • See attached CV for updated publications list.


Contact Info

Michael Brady

Email Address:

Office Location:
Hulbert 203E
Phone: (509) 335-0979
Office hours: by appointment

EconS450: Advanced Farm and Ranch Management

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