WELCOME TO APPLIED ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS


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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Faculty Spotlight

Brandon McFadden Assistant Professor

Dr. McFadden's research focuses on food choice and consumer behavior. He teaches courses on Food Retailing and Consumer Behavior, and Establishing and Managing a Food and Agribusiness Enterprise.

Spotlights

 University of Delaware alumnus Mariam Gharib (right) helps a Kenyan farmer verify the corn seed’s authenticity by submitting the certification code listed on the seed packet to the manufacturer via a text from his cell phone.

Biden Institute profile: Dr. Kent Messer 

The University of Delaware Biden Institute interviewed our Kent Messer, S. Hallock du Pont Professor of Applied Economics and Director of the Center for Experimental & Applied Economics, to discuss his research on the use of recycled wastewater in food production, his book on strategic conservation and how agricultural policy affects the general public and the economy.

Read the interview.

 University of Delaware alumnus Mariam Gharib (right) helps a Kenyan farmer verify the corn seed’s authenticity by submitting the certification code listed on the seed packet to the manufacturer via a text from his cell phone.

Oyster efforts pay off

Delaware gourmets and environmentalists alike had something to cheer in 2018 when the first aquaculture oysters were planted and, thanks to fortuitously ideal conditions, harvested from Rehoboth Bay for the first time in more than 30 years. From helping create the laws and regulations allowing shellfish aquaculture in Delaware’s Inland Bays to helping growers raise and market their products, the Delaware Sea Grant College Program at UD has been integral throughout the process of bringing oysters, and eventually clams, back into commercial production.

Read the full article on UDaily.