Mentor: Dr. David Denslow
Warrington College of Business Administration
"I applied to the Scholars program to learn more about Economics and the method of research. My goals for the academic year include furthering my knowledge of business, graduating with honors, and finding a career to begin once I earn my degree."
French & Francophone Studies, Business
- Local economics
- Sustainable business ventures
- Wine/beer economics
- Change the World UF
Citizen's Co-op, Gainesville
Local Gainesville farms, such as Swallowtail Farm and Forage Farm
Hobbies and Interests
Craft Brewing Bubble
Since 1970, the beer industry has changed drastically with the rising prevalence of craft brews, mergers and acquisitions of macro breweries, and increasing price of an average six-pack. With currently more breweries in the United States than ever recorded in history (and many more breweries planning to open) some economists believe that the craft brew industry is experiencing a bubble similar to one the beer industry experienced in the 1990s. As with similar niche industries, I hypothesize that many of these emerging craft breweries are here to stay due to the demographics and culture of markets to which craft beer is sold. My research will consist of analyzing data produced by the Brewer’s Almanac as well as by established economists in the beer industry. This paper will give insight of the emerging, and quite possibly lasting, market of craft brews.