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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Kelly Davidson Assistant Professor of Applied Economics

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

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  • Rudy Nayga's headshot and an illustration of a cafeteria lunch tray with a global plate.

    What people eat

    July 19, 2022 | Written by Dante LaPenta
    University of Delaware alumnus Rodolfo Nayga Jr. is one of the world’s most prominent authorities on critical issues related to the economics of poverty, nutrition, obesity and novel food technologies.
  • Ag Day Returns

    April 22, 2022 | Written by Dante LaPenta
    The University of Delaware College of Agriculture and Natural Resources will host its signature community event — Ag Day — on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Townsend Hall on UD’s South Campus in Newark.
  • Operational success

    March 23, 2022 | Written by Dante LaPenta
    Alumnus Ajit Nalla, who is chief risk officer for Chase Auto, offers some advice for students and recent alumni readying for their professional careers.
  • Survey illustrates need for additional meat processors in Delaware

    February 25, 2022 | Written by Jonathan Cribbs of Delmarva Farmer
    A new survey by the Delaware Farm Bureau and the University of Delaware's Brandon McFadden, associate professor in the Department of Applied Economics and Statistics, illustrates the need for additional meat processors in Delaware.

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