Meet The Expert: Bart Watson on the Geographic Trajectories of Brewery Density

Type: Virtual Panel
Theme:
Sponsor Groups: Geography of Wine, Beer, and Spirits Specialty Group, Economic Geography Specialty Group
Organizers: Nancy Hoalst-Pullen
Chairs: Nancy Hoalst-Pullen

Call for Submissions

Tens of thousands of breweries have opened around the globe over the past few decades. This talk will delve into the demographic, social, economic, and political underpinnings of brewery location. The talk will primarily be U.S. focused, and examine state-by-state variations over time, but will also weave in data from other advanced economies, who have seen similar overall trajectories.


Description

Tens of thousands of breweries have opened around the globe over the past few decades. This talk will delve into the demographic, social, economic, and political underpinnings of brewery location. The talk will primarily be U.S. focused, and examine state-by-state variations over time, but will also weave in data from other advanced economies, who have seen similar overall trajectories.

Bart Watson is chief economist at the Brewers Association, the national not for profit trade association representing America’s small and independent craft breweries. Prior to his position with the BA, he was a lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, a visiting assistant professor at the University of Iowa, and an associate at The Barthwell Group, a management consulting firm. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.


Agenda

Type Details Minutes
Introduction Nancy Hoalst-Pullen Kennesaw State University 15
Panelist Bart Watson Brewers Association 45

To access contact information login