Center for Experimental and Applied Economics

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CEAE works with collaborators across the country.
Using the scientific process of laboratory control and replication to study the critical causal relationships of economic behavior and to design improved policy, markets, and products that benefit individuals and society. To learn more about our research, follow the link above.
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Our Mission

CEAE's mission is to nurture a diverse and inclusive community engaged in innovative, evidence-based research and dissemination of results to inform policy and promote sustainability at the nexus of agriculture and the environment.


Research supported by the Center for Experimental and Applied Economics explores a wide variety of economic and consumer behaviors, and participants receive monetary compensation based on the decisions they make in a variety of different settings. Our major research focuses on land conservation and ecosystem service markets, water quality monitoring, behavioral response to risk, food safety and agricultural policy, and provision of public goods.

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Get involved

If you are at the University of Delaware and broadly interested in issues related to experimental economics, please email Aisha Emory at

If you are interested in volunteering with the Center for Experimental and Applied Economics, you can apply to join the CEAE Talent Pool. To apply, please complete this form. Once you submit the full application, our team will review it and contact you if any opportunities are available.

CEAE in the news
  • About 100 wild quail will soon be released at Letterkenny Army Depot in Franklin County

    February 28, 2024 | Written by Brian Whipkey, York Daily Record
    Two University of Delaware graduate students will research the quails' success once they've been released at the Letterkenny Army Depot in Pennsylvania.
  • Exploring Brazil's Plants and Landscapes

    February 27, 2024 | Written by Katie Peikes
    Some UD students spent January in Brazil studying human interactions with plants and learning how to capture landscape details. They explored locations such as Rio de Janeiro and the Amazon, where they immersed themselves in Brazil's rich history and ecology.
  • Delaware 4-H Members Gain Self-Efficacy Through Public Speaking

    February 26, 2024 | Written by Jill Jackson, 4-H Youth Development Agent
    The Delaware 4-H program consistently provides programs to teach our youth leadership and communication skills as these are important life skills for every individual to learn. The goal of Delaware 4-H public speaking events are to provide members with techniques to help them improve their communication skills and feel comfortable speaking in any situation. Competitive 4-H events include the Public Speaking Contest where members are asked to develop a speech around a topic of their choice and present to an audience and judges.

Project WiCCED (Water in the Changing Coastal Environment of Delaware)

WiCCED is a multi-institution project in partnership with National Science Foundation and the State of Delaware aimed at assessing major threats to Delaware’s water quality, and developing viable technological and policy solutions for meeting the challenges imposed by them.

Watch the Project WiCCED video below to learn more.

Project WiCCED (Water in the Changing Coastal Environment of Delaware):

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