Extension Economics

The WSU School of Economic Sciences is committed to enhancing economic literacy in the state of Washington and society in general. SES’s Extension team is composed primarily of five faculty economists with outreach responsibilities. Additionally, other SES faculty have partial extension appointments, and all SES faculty are, from time to time, engaged with constituent’s problems and other issues of interest.

Extension Areas

  • Community and Regional EconomicsTim Nadreau
    • Washington is the most export reliant state in the country.  Many development projects have an outward component.  Thus regional development is intertwined and connected to the global economy.
  • Health EconomicsBidisha Mandal
    • Projects in health extension economics include studies on maternal work status and infant feeding practices, obesity and child nutrition, and mental health among older individuals due to job loss.
  • Environmental & Natural Resources – Michael Brady and Joseph Cook
    • This site contains applied economics studies focusing on a diverse array of environmental and natural resources issues in the State of Washington, including climate change and water management
  • Specialty Crop Economics – Michael Brady & Karina Gallardo
    • This site contains information on extension economic studies focusing on a diverse array of specialty crops produced in Washington State.
  • Livestock EconomicsShannon Neibergs
    • Economics-oriented extension programming for livestock producers and industries. Program focuses on applied economics related to record keeping and financial analysis; cost of livestock diseases and their control; value-added enterprises; and environment interactions such as waste management, and grazing issues.
  • Tree Fruit EconomicsKarina Gallardo
    • Washington State is blessed by climate as one of the top tree fruit producing regions in the world. However, the world market for tree fruits is highly competitive. Effective economic knowledge is integral to both the Washington growers’ profitabilty and consumers’ satisfaction.
  • Wheat and Small Grains – Randy Fortenbery
    • This site includes updates and analyses of the marketing and economics issues of Washington produced wheat and small grains.

Other SES Programs

  • The IMPACT Center, located in the School of Economic Sciences at Washington State University, seeks to address economic, social, political, and technical problems that affect the competitiveness of Washington’s agriculture and related sectors.

If you require an alternative format for any of the content provided on this website, please contact:

Email: Karina Gallardo
Office: Puyallup Research and Extension Center, Kalkus Hall 317B
Phone: 253-445-4584