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School of Economic Sciences | WSU Faculty

Jill J. McCluskey

Director and Regents Professor


  • Product quality and Industrial organization
  • Consumer preferences for food, technology, and information
  • Environmental quality and energy


  • 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


  • Fellow, Western Agricultural Economics Assoication, 2019
  • Fellow, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, 2018
  • Samuel H. Smith Leadership Award, Association for Faculty Women, WSU, 2018
  • Member, Board on Agricultural and Natural Resources, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, 2017-present
  • President Elect 2014-15, President 2015-16, Past President 2016-17, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association
  • Faculty Excellence in Research Award, College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences, WSU, 2016.
  • Affiliate faculty, Program in Viticulture and Enology
  • 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.


  • PhD expected May 2020:  Kiana Yektansani, Modhurima Amin, Syed Badruddoza
  • PhD expected May 2021: Afrin Islam, Samantha Johnson, Molla Mursaleen Shiraj, Joshua Tibbitts


  • “Advancing the State of the Art for Short and Long Run Fruit and Vegetable Projections,” Economic Research Service, USDA
  • “Retail Markets for Organic Food,” Economic Research Service, USDA


  • Berning, J.P., H.H. Chouinard, K. Kiesel, J.J. McCluskey, and S.B. Villas-Boas, in press, “Consumer and Strategic Firm Response to Nutrition Shelf Labels,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics.
  • Juraqulova, Z., J.J. McCluskey, and R.C. Mittelhammer, 2019. “Work-Life Policies and Female Faculty Representation,” Industrial Relations Journal 50(2): 168–196.
  • Li, T., J.J. McCluskey, and K. Messer, 2018. “Ignorance Is Bliss? Experimental Evidence on Wine Produced from Grapes Irrigated with Recycled Water,” Ecological Econ. 153: 100-110.
  • Waldrop, M., J.J. McCluskey, and R.C. Mittelhammer, 2017. “Products with Multiple Certifications: Insights from the U.S. Wine Market,” European Review of Agricultural Economics 44 (4): 658–682.
  • McCluskey, J.J., N. Kalaitzandonakes, J.F.M. Swinnen, 2016. “News Media Coverage and Public Perceptions: Insights from New Food Technologies.” Annual Rev. of Resource Econ. 8(1): 467-486.
  • McCluskey, J., Swinnen, J. and T. Vandemoortele, 2015. “You Get What You Want: A Note on the Economics of Bad News,” Information Economics and Policy 30:1-5.
  • Rickard, B., J.J. McCluskey, and R. Patterson, 2015. “Reputation Tapping,” European Review of Agricultural Economics 42(4): 675-
  • Costanigro, M., J.J. McCluskey, and C. Goemans, 2010. “The Economics of Nested Names: Name Specificity, Reputations, and Price Premia,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 92(5):1339-1350
  • Winfree, J.A. and J.J. McCluskey, 2005. “Collective Reputation and Quality.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 87(1): 206-214.
  • McCluskey, J.J. and G.C. Rausser, 2003. “Stigmatized Asset Value: Is it Temporary or Long-term?” The Review of Economics and Statistics 85(2): 276-285.


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Office Location:
Hulbert 101C
Office Phone:
(509) 335-2835