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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    Article by Beth Miller | August 26, 2019

    Summer Scholar uses data analytics in study of Delaware water resources

  • To scan or not to scan

    Article by Lauren Bradford | June 03, 2019

    Researchers examine the use of QR codes on food packaging

  • The wrong kind of debt

    Article by Dena Hillison | May 08, 2019

    Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers shares his views on U.S. economic policy

  • New Connections’ speaker series

    Article by Ann Manser | September 08, 2017

    Starting Sept. 11, weekly talks highlight interdisciplinary knowledge, community engagement

  • Name the Blue Hens game day mascots

    Article by Adam Thomas | August 28, 2017

    UD to feature live Blue Hens at home football games this fall.

  • The wrong kind of debt

    Article by Dena Hillison | May 08, 2019

    Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers shares his views on U.S. economic policy

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Faculty Spotlight

Leah H. Palm-Forster Assistant Professor

Fields of interest: Environmental Economics, Experimental Economics, Land Use Economics, Natural Resource Economics, Ecological Economics, Production Economics

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.

UD researchers ‘dig in’ to how seed fraud impacts Kenyan farmers

For farmers, a productive harvest can mean money in the bank. Poor yield due to drought, pests and other environmental factors, on the other hand, can threaten livelihoods.

Improved seed varieties have been developed to address these problems for many agricultural crops.

Yet while agricultural production in the United States continues to rise, in areas of Africa, such as Kenya, gains in agricultural production have been more limited.

Read the full article on UDaily.

 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.