Agricultural Economist at Oklahoma State University

Welcome to my homepage, which contains useful information for my students, advisees, and information on my research. This is largely a professional website, revolving around my teaching and research mission.


To see when I will be in the office my calendar can be viewed online here.


Teaching Mission: to instill an understanding of economic principles necessary for successful agribusinesses, wealthy societies, and happy people.


Research Mission: to help people understand how equally smart and kind people can develop differing opinions on agricultural controversies, and to clarify these controversies using economics and science, thereby helping individuals to develop their own, enlightened opinions.


Brief Biography: A South Carolina native, Bailey dreamed of living in a state like Oklahoma where many others roped cattle and competed in rodeos. After receiving degrees from Clemson, Kansas State, and North Carolina State University, he got that chance. Since 2003 he has taught undergraduate classes in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Oklahoma State University. He also has a research appointment where he studies consumer preferences for food and controversial agricultural subjects like farm animal welfare. Though he has forty journal article publications, he is most fond of his textbook, his book Compassion, by the Pound, his novel, and his forthcoming book, Agricultural Controversies.