Dating back to at least the Civil War, every generation of the Malone family has owned a small business.  My passion for working with policymakers to promote business growth is especially evident in my focus  on small to mid-sized entrepreneurial ventures. 


Below are some links to some of my work on policy analysis:

Malone, Trey, & Richard T. Melstrom. 2020. “Where’s the Beef? Cattle Producers’ Response to Endangered Species Regulations.” Food Policy.

[Outstanding Poster Winner; Land, Water, & Environmental Economics Section of AAEA]


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


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


Miller, Steven R., J. Robert Sirrine, Ashley McFarland, Philip H. Howard, & Trey 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, Trey & Jayson L. Lusk. 2019. “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, Brandon R. & Trey 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. “Consequences of Participant Inattention with an Application to Carbon Taxes for Meat Products.” Ecological Economics. 145:218-230. 


Malone, Trey & Martin Stack. 2017. “What Do Beer Laws Mean for Economic Growth?” Choices. 32(3):1-7


Malone, Trey, & 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.” Economics & Business Letters. 6(2): 54-58. 


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


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


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