Economic Methods

Peer-Reviewed Publications


Malone, T. & F.B. Norwood. 2019. “Gluten Aversion is Not Limited to the Political Left.” Agriculture & Human Values. EarlyCite: 1-15.

Miller, S.R., J.R. Sirrine, A. McFarland, P.H. Howard, & T. Malone. 2019. “Craft Beer as a Means of Economic Development: An Economic Impact Analysis of the Michigan Value Chain.” Beverages. 5(2):35-48.

Malone, T. & K. Gomez. 2019. “Hemp in the United States: A Case Study of Regulatory Path Dependence.” Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy. 41(2): 199-214.

Malone, T., A.M. Koumpias, & P.L. Bylund. 2019. “Entrepreneurial Response to Interstate Regulatory Competition: Evidence from a Behavioral Public Choice Experiment.” Journal of Regulatory Economics. 55(2): 172-192.

Malone, T. & J.L. Lusk. 2019. “Mitigating Choice Overload: An Experiment in the U.S. Beer Market.” Journal of Wine Economics. 14(1): 48-70.

Malone, T. & J.L. Lusk. 2018. “Releasing the Trap: A Method to Reduce Inattention Bias in Survey Data with Application to U.S. Beer Taxes.” Economic Inquiry. 57(1): 584-599.


McFadden, B.R. & T. Malone. 2018. “How will Mandatory Labeling of Genetically Modified Food Nudge Consumer Decision-Making?Journal of Behavioral & Experimental Economics. 77(4): 186-194.

Malone, Trey & Jayson L. Lusk. 2018.  “A Simple Diagnostic Measure of Inattention Bias in Discrete Choice Models.” European Review of Agricultural Economics. 45(3): 455-462.

Malone, Trey & Jayson L. Lusk. 2018. “An Instrumental Variable Approach to Distinguishing Perceptions from Preferences for Beer Brands.Managerial & Decision Economics. 39(4): 403-417.

Malone, Trey and Jayson L. Lusk. 2018. “Consequences of Participant Inattention with an Application to Carbon Taxes for Meat Products.” Ecological Economics. 145: 218-230.

Malone, Trey. 2018. “ [podcast]. July 17, 2017. ‘Tamar Haspel on Food Costs, Animal Welfare, and the Honey Bee.‘ Library of Economics and Liberty.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 100(5): 1511-1512.

Malone, Trey and Jayson L. Lusk. 2018. “If You Brew it, Who Will Come?  Market Segments in the American Beer Market.”  Agribusiness: an International Journal. 34(2): 218-230.


Malone, Trey and Dustin Chambers. 2017. “Quantifying Federal Regulatory Burdens in the Beer Value Chain.” Agribusiness: an International Journal. 33(3): 466-471.

Malone, Trey and Jayson L. Lusk. 2017. “The Excessive Choice Effect Meets the Market: A Field Experiment on Craft Beer Choice.” Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics. 67(2): 8-13.

Malone, Trey and Jayson L. Lusk. 2017. “Taste Trumps Health and Safety: Incorporating Consumer Perceptions into a Discrete Choice Experiment for Meat.” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics. 49(1): 139-157.

Malone, Trey, and Joshua C. Hall. 2017. “Can Liberalization of Local Food Marketing Channels Influence Local Economies? A Case Study of West Virginia’s Craft Beer Distribution Laws.” Policy Watch. 6(2): 54-58.


Malone, Trey and Jayson L. Lusk. 2016. “Brewing Up Entrepreneurship: Government Intervention in Beer.Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy. 5(3): 325-342. [Outstanding Paper Winner, Editorial Board]

Malone, Trey and Jayson L. Lusk. 2016. “Putting the Chicken Before the Egg Price: An Ex Post Analysis of California’s Battery Cage Ban.”  Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics. 41(3): 518-532.

In addition to my peer-reviewed publications, I sometimes blog on the MSU AFRE Voices page.  Previous topics include:

I also appear regularly on the Connect-2-Consumer podcast with Bridget Behe.  Episodes include:

Other Articles and Media Appearances

Malone, T. 2019. “Get ‘Social’ this Holiday Season: Utilize Instagram, Facebook, and Other Social Media Platforms to Market your Farm..” Great Lakes Christmas Tree Journal.  Cover Story. 15(4): 20-21.

Malone, Trey and Brandon R. McFadden. 2019. “Government Restrictions on Labeling Products as “Meat” Aren’t Likely to Help Anyone.” Salon. October 8.

Malone, Trey and Brandon R. McFadden. 2019. “Government Restrictions on Labeling Products as “Meat” Aren’t Likely to Help Anyone.” The Conversation. October 8.

Castrodale, Jelisa. 2019. “Trump Supporters are Actually More Likely to Avoid Gluten, According to Study.” VICE. October 3.

Raymond, Adam K. 2019. “Trump Supporters More Likely to Identify As Gluten-Free: Study.” New York Magazine. September 30.

Gabriel, Veronica. 2019. “This Morning: Learning How to Harvest Hops in Michigan.” WLNS-CBS. September 4.

Wilkinson, Mike. 2019. “Stress builds as Michigan farmers are ‘hit from all directions’.” The Bridge. June 25.

Hansen, Haley. 2019. “What’s Craft Beer Worth to the State of Michigan?” Lansing State Journal. May 15.

White, Russ. 2019. “Craft Beer Industry Helping to Power Michigan’s Economy.WKAR Public Radio.  May 14.

Cameron, Layne. 2019. “What’s on Tap? Michigan’s Economy.” May 7.

Semmler, Ed. 2019. “Michigan tart cherry growers get the squeeze from overseas.” South Bend Tribune. March 28.

Stein, Jeff. 2018. “Republicans say they’ve slashed taxes on small breweries. But big alcohol may be the biggest winners.” Washington Post Wonkblog. January 3.

Malone, Trey. 2017. Incorporating Behavioral Principles in Primary Data Collection and Analysis with Application to Beer Demand. PhD Dissertation.

Malone, Trey, and Martin Stack. 2017. “What do beer laws mean for economic growth?Choices Magazine.

Notte, Jason. 2017. “How can craft beer companies survive? Use ratings.” MarketWatch, April 9.

Hofer, Franz D. 2015. “Beeronomics: An Interview with Trey Malone.” Tempest In a Tankard: Intellectual Ferment of a Different Kind, January 14.

Shideler, Dave and Trey Malone. 2013. “Measuring Community Retail Activity.”  Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service. AGEC-1049.

Malone, Trey. 2013. “An Examination of What Might be Done to Move Modeling Local Foods Forward.” Master’s Thesis.

Malone, Trey. 2012. “Spotlight on… Guymon.” Oklahoma Economist. 3rd Quarter. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

Malone, Trey and Brian Whitacre. 2012. “How Rural Is Our Local Food Policy?”  Daily Yonder, September 17. Center for Rural Strategies.

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