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Jill McCluskey

Distinguished Professor of Sustainability and Associate Director


  • 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


  • President Elect 2014-15, President 2015-16, Past President 2016-17, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) formerly American Agricultural 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.


  • Spring 2017: EconS 503-PhD Microeconomic theory


  • PhD expected May 2017: Anthony Delmond, Alisher Mamadzhanov, Megan Waldrop
  • PhD expected May 2018: Kiana Yektansani


  • “The Two-Body Problem: An Evaluation of University Partner Accommodation Policies with Implications for Recruitment, Retention, and Promotion of STEM Women,” National Science Foundation #116054-002, (PI: J. McCluskey, with B. Cowan, J. Kmec, & T. Byington, amount: $450,000, dates: 8/16/13 to 8/15/17. See project website at
  • “SEP : Consortium for Nature-Inspired Lignocellulosic Biomass Processing,” National Science Foundation #1231085, co-PI with PI Shulin Chen, amount: $1,900,000, dates: 10/1/12-9/30/17.


  • McCluskey, J.J., N. Kalaitzandonakes, J.F.M. Swinnen, forthcoming, 2016. “News Media Coverage and Public Perceptions: Insights from New Food Technologies.” Annual Review of Resource Economics 8(1).
  • McCluskey, J., Swinnen, J. and T. Vandemoortele, 2015. “You Get What You Want: the Economics of Bad News,” Information Economics and Policy 30:1-5.
  • Rickard, B., J.J. McCluskey, and R. Patterson, 2015. “Reputation Tapping,” Eur. Rev. of Ag. Econ. 42 (4): 675-701.
  • Horn, B.P., J.J. McCluskey, and R.C. Mittelhammer. 2014. “An Adapted Find-rate Test for Race and Gender Bias in Driving-under-the-influence Enforcement,” Economic Inquiry 52(1):269-84.
  • Yang, N., J.J. McCluskey, and M.P. Brady, 2012. “The Value of Good Neighbors: A Spatial Analysis of the California and Washington Wine Industries,” Land Economics, 88(4): 674-84.
  • Berning, J., H.H. Chouinard, and J.J. McCluskey. 2011. “Do Positive Nutrition Shelf Labels Affect Consumer Behavior? Findings from a Field Experiment with Scanner Data,” Am. J. of Ag. Econ. 93(2): 364–69.
  • Costanigro, M., J.J. McCluskey, and C. Goemans, 2010. “The Economics of Nested Names: Name Specificity, Reputations, and Price Premia,” Am. J. of Ag. Econ. 92(5):1339-50.
  • McCluskey, J.J. and Jason A. Winfree, 2009. “Pre-empting Public Regulation with Private Quality Standards,” European Rev. of Ag. Econ. 36 (4): 525–539.
  • Winfree, J.A. and J.J. McCluskey, 2007. “Takings of Development Rights with Asymmetric Information and an Endogenous Probability of an Externality,” J. of Housing Econ. 16: 320-33
  • Winfree, J.A. and J.J. McCluskey, 2005. “Collective Reputation and Quality.” Am. J. of Ag. Econ. 87(1): 206-214.
  • McCluskey, J.J. and K.K. Quagrainie, 2004. “Measurement of Industry Conduct with a Latent Structure,” Journal of Applied Econometrics 19(7): 887-897.
  • 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.
  • McCluskey, J.J. and G.C. Rausser, 2003. “Hazardous Waste Sites and Housing Appreciation Rates,” J. of Environmental Economics and Management 45(2): 166-176.
  • Loureiro, M.L., J. J. McCluskey, and R.C. Mittelhammer, 2002. “Will Consumers Pay a Premium for Eco-labeled Apples?” J. of Consumer Affairs 36(2): 203-219.
  • McCluskey, J.J., 2000. “A Game Theoretic Approach to Organic Foods: An Analysis of Asymmetric Information and Policy,” Agricultural and Resource Economics Rev. 29(1):1-9.
  • Loureiro, M.L. and McCluskey, J.J., 2000. “Assessing Consumers Response to Protected Geographical Identification Labeling,” Agribusiness 16(3): 309-320.


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