Research

More about CEAE

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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To reserve space in the Center for Experimental and Applied Economics, please contact Maddi Valinski at mvalinsk@udel.edu.
Find our lab
Townsend Hall
302-831-8873

Our lab is located in Townsend Hall, room 025 on South Campus. Enter Townsend Hall and go to the lower level. The lab is in the center of the building, you will see numbered room signs. Turn in the hallway with the elevator and 025 will be straight ahead.

Overview

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

We have had publications in top peer-reviewed journals, with more than 100 publications since 2007, and many more in development and currently under review.