UD's Center for Experimental and Applied Economics uses 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. We find our research to be at the nexus of Agriculture and the Environment.
The CEAE further’s UD’s land-grant mission. We have powerful partners in research and outreach, as a part of two national Centers of Excellence, the USDA ERS funded national Center for Behavioral and Experimental Agri-Environmental Research (CBEAR) and CONSERVE (COordinating Nontraditional Sustainable watER use in Variable climatEs): A Center of Excellence at the Nexus of Sustainable Water Reuse, Food and Health. In addition, we partner extensively with Delaware Environmental Institute (DENIN).
The CEAE has received more than $70 million in external funding since its founding in 2007. Our research projects are funded by a number of federal, state, and non-profit funders, including:
- Delaware Sea Grant
- Delaware Economic Development Office
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- National Science Foundation
- Northeast Center for Risk Management
- USDA Economic Research Service
- USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture
- USDA HATCH
- US Forest Service
- William Penn Foundation
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