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.

Our mission is to cultivate learning and develop and share knowledge that benefits society. Our focus is to advance economics and statistics methods and theories, and apply them to various subjects, such as health, agriculture, natural resources, the environment, and data science.

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Applied Economics and Statistics | College of Agriculture & Natural Resources | University of Delaware

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Faculty Spotlight

Kelly Davidson
Assistant Professor of Applied Economics

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

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  • An image composition of Emily Ortiz and Leah Palm-Forster as well as a batch of strawberries.

    Does 'eco-friendly' affect what you buy?

    July 18, 2024 | Written by Tracey Bryant | Photos by Kathy F. Atkinson and courtesy of Emily Ortiz | Photo illustration by Jeffrey C. Chase
    UD undergraduate student Emily Ortiz probes how sustainability factors into consumer decision-making.
  • Agriculture student-athletes

    June 18, 2024 | Written by Nya Wynn
    From the laboratory to the farm and from the track field to the swimming pool, CANR student-athletes are starring in their courses and in the athletic arena.
  • Food and agribusiness explorer

    May 22, 2024 | Written by Nya Wynn
    In her senior year, undergraduate student Hannah Kirby took a bold leap by switching to food and agribusiness marketing and management (FABM). Her decision was influenced by immersive experiences in two Cooperative Extension programs, where she realized her true passion lay in the broader field of food and agriculture. Kirby’s switch exposed her to interactive classes that blend traditional business and marketing skills with a specialized focus on the food and agriculture industry. With high demand for graduates in the food and agriculture sector, Kirby will soon apply her marketing and nutrition skills to a career in food and agribusiness marketing.
  • AGcelerate Enrichment Program hosts etiquette dinner at Vita Nova

    May 22, 2024 | Written by Nya Wynn
    AGcelerate, a UD College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) student enrichment program, hosted an annual etiquette dinner for students in the college at UD’s prestigious restaurant, Vita Nova. The event, hosted by faculty member Vincenzo Ellis, and Lauren O’Brien, acting senior assistant dean and academic program manager, helps students gain etiquette skills to prepare them to enter the professional world as well as help students network with other students and faculty members in the college.

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