Applied Economics and Statistics is concerned with agribusiness management, food marketing, the economics of environmental and resource management, and statistics.

Applied Economics courses are designed to provide a thorough background in the principles of organization and management of agribusiness firms, and includes study of financing agricultural business firms, marketing and international trade of agricultural products, price analysis, environmental economics, economics of land use, and agricultural and environmental policies.

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UD informs agricultural and environmental policy via consumer research: youtube.com/watch?v=h8VaAhl-WFA

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Kelly Davidson
Assistant Professor of Applied Economics

Dr. Davidson uses behavioral and experimental economics to evaluate food and agricultural policy.

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  • Agricultural policy making

    August 21, 2023 | Written by Katie Peikes
    UD’s Kent Messer and Leah Palm-Forster are co-authors on a paper that analyzed six research projects to argue that involving stakeholders in the process of creating economic experiments can lead to more acceptance of studies’ results.
  • Center for Experimental and Applied Economics embraces new leadership

    July 17, 2023 | Written by Kate Zincone
    Founder of the University of Delaware Center for Experimental and Applied Economics (CEAE) Kent Messer is passing the director’s torch to Leah Palm-Forster. CEAE research explores economic and consumer behaviors with a focus on environmental conservation. The success of CEAE is due in large part thanks to the hard work and dedication of Messer throughout his time as director. As Palm-Forster transitions from associate director to director, she reflects on her time working with Messer, his many contributions, and their hopes for the future of the CEAE.
  • Alumni, faculty and staff honored during 2023 Celebrating Excellence event

    May 11, 2023 | Written by Dante LaPenta and Lauren Bradford
    University of Delaware College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) crossed the street to Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus this May to celebrate alumni, faculty and staff. Interim Dean Calvin Keeler oversaw the recognition of 2023 award winners at the appropriately dubbed Celebrating Excellence event.
  • Expanding DENIN's reach

    April 22, 2023 | Written by Karen Roberts
    The Delaware Environmental Institute (DENIN) has selected three UD professors — Kent Messer, Nina David and Jon Cox — to be 2023-25 Faculty Fellows. During the two-year appointment, Cox, David and Messer will lead initiatives to expand environmental research, enhance public understanding of environmental issues and connect with community stakeholders.

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