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 including the DAMS project funded under the NSF DISES Program. He has analyzed the economic impact of various agriculture industries in Washington and is a Co-PI with the AgAID Institute funded by the USDA. He also conducts research on farmland ownership, agricultural land values, and land use change.
Research Interests and Projects
- Specialty crops
- Water and irrigated agriculture
- NSF funded DAMS project
- AgAID Institute- Artificial intelligence in agriculture
- Land use, value, and ownership
Associate Professor and Extension Economist, Director of the Masters in Applied Economics Program, School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University, 2018-Present
Assistant Professor and Extension Economist, School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University, 2012-2018
Assistant Research Professor, IMPACT Center and School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University, 2009-2011
Research Economist, Economic Research Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Washington D.C., 2007-2009
Sciences International, Inc., Alexandria, VA, 1998-2000
PhD., Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, Ohio State University, 2007
MA, Economics, Ohio State University, 2004
MSc, Environment and Geography, London School of Economics, 2001
BA, Zoology, Miami University, 1998
Recent Publications and Papers in Review
Brady, M., D. Granatstein, E. Kirby. Survival and Growth of Organic Farms Over the Long-Run. Revise and Resubmit, Journal of the Agriculture and Applied Economics Association.
Lin, H., K. Gallardo, M. Brady. Climate Change and the Increased Recurrence of Pests and Disease Outbreaks: The Case of the Organic and Conventional U.S. Apple Industry. Revise and Resubmit, Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics.
Chaudhary, S., K. Rajagopalan, C. Kruger, M. Brady, C. Fraisse, D. Gustafson, S. Hall, G. Hoogenboom, R. Melnick, J. Reyes, C. Stockle, T. Susler. Analogs for Dialogs: A Network to Catalyze Climate Change Adaptation for US Specialty Crops. In review, Scientific Reports.
Zhang, Q., J. McCluskey, K. Gallardo, M. Brady. 2021. Avoidance Behaviors Circumventing the Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Tax. Food Policy, 105:102166.
Khanal, R., M. Brady, C. Stockle, K. Rajagopalan, J. Yoder, M. Barber. 2021. The Economic and Environmental Benefits of Partial Leasing of Agricultural Water Rights. Water Resources Research, 57(11).
Malek, K., J. Adam, J. Yoder, J. Givens, C. Stockle, M. Brady, T. Karimi, K. Rajagopalan, M. Liu, P. Reed. 2021. Impacts of Irrigation Efficiency on Water-Dependent Sectors are Heavily Controlled by Region-Specific Institutions and Infrastructures. Journal of Environmental Management, 300, p.113731
Malek, K., P. Reed, J. Adam, T. Karimi, M. Brady. 2020. Water Rights Shape Crop Yield and Revenue Volatility Tradeoffs for Adaptation in Snow Dependent Systems. Nature Communications, 11(1):1-10.
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