Dr. McCluskey is a Professor at the School of Economic Sciences at Washington State University. Her fields of interest include industrial organization, environmental and resource economics, economics of the media, consumer economics, new technology, agricultural economics and sports economics. She has received a number of honors. Her early research earned her the honor in 2007 of being ranked 2nd (out of 154 ranked) in the top 10% of Ph.D. graduates from U.S. Agricultural and Resource Economics Ph.D. Programs from 1987-2000. In addition, she was a chapter author in Economics of Regulation of Agricultural Biotechnologies, which received the American Agricultural Economics Association Quality of Communication Award. Dr. McCluskey has published over 70 refereed journal articles, around 10 book chapters and has been the recipient of $2.3 million in research grants. She has edited the Journal of Industrial Organization Education, the Journal of Wine Economics, the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, and World Economy. Between 2005 and 2008 she was the elected Director of the American Agricultural Economics Association, and she is an evaluator for the World Bank, the USDA and the National Science Foundation among other organizations.
Dr. McCluskey is available for expert consultancy assignments. Her consultancy work has included an assignment to assess the economics of biotechnology for the privately held international food and agricultural company Simplot and an assignment for the State of California’s Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation to assess workers’ compensation insurance. Dr. McCluskey has had litigation experience that includes both deposition and trial testimony. She has given: legislative testimony before the Washington State Senate Committee on Economic Development, Trade & Management; expert testimony in a Federal jury trial for the defense on the effect of an industrial accident on property values; expert testimony for the plaintiffs by deposition on equitable compensation for diminution in property values caused by environmental stigma; and expert testimony for the plaintiffs by deposition on the effect of environmental contamination on property values.
University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D. Agricultural & Resource Economics
University of California, Berkeley, M.S. Agricultural & Resource Economics
Georgetown University, M.A. Economics
University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A. Business Economics & Political Science (Magna Cum Laude; Honors Program)