School of Economic Sciences


Economic analysis for extension and outreach to strengthen Washington's economy

Michael Brady, PhD.


Assistant Research Professor

IMPACT Center & School of Economic Sciences
Washington State University


Research interests

  • Agriculture and natural resource economics
  • Coupled economic and biophysical models
  • Land use and land markets
  • Behavioral economics (in particular, group decision making)


Washington State University, 2009-present

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


Brady M, Wu S. The aggregation of preferences in groups: identity, polarization, and responsibility. Journal of Economic Psychology, 31(6):950-963.

Brady M, Irwin E. Environmental effects of land use change revealed through spatially explicit empirical models: recent developments and challenges ahead. Forthcoming, Environmental and Resource Economics.

Williamson J, Brady M, Durst R (2010) Tax-deferred exchanges of farmland: Theory and evidence from Federal tax data. Agricultural Finance Review 70(2).

Fernandez-Cornejo J, Somwaru A, Brady M, An H (2008) Global effects of biofuel production in the medium term. Outlooks on Pest Management 19(5):220-224.

Brady M, Vesterby M. (2008) Urbanization. In: Encyclopedia of Rural America. Grey House Publishing.


Extension and Outreach


Issues and economics involved in breaking out Conservation Reserve Program land

The competition for land and agricultural competitiveness: urbanization, energy, and the role of uncertainty

The meaning of demand in economics







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