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

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UD informs agricultural and environmental policy via consumer research: youtube.com/watch?v=h8VaAhl-WFA

Faculty Spotlight

Kelly Davidson
Assistant Professor of Applied Economics

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

Latest news

  • From left to right: Ahamed Zakaria (Applied Economics and Statistics), Emily Morgese (Plant and Soil Sciences) and Srabone Saha (Applied Economics and Statistics) earned awards in the master’s student category.

    Research showcase

    November 29, 2023 | Written by Dante LaPenta
    Nearly 40 graduate students, post-doctoral researchers and undergraduate students descended upon the Townsend Hall Commons to showcase their research and internship work at the Fall 2023 College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) Student Research Symposium. The students summarized their findings to judges and curious University of Delaware faculty and staff.
  • Engaging in applied economics

    November 09, 2023 | Written by Katie Peikes
    The field of economics historically has had disproportionately fewer women than men as well as a lack of minority representation. A 2020 economics panel at the Allied Social Science Associations annual meeting said reforms to introductory courses could help solve this problem. Work the University of Delaware’s Center for Experimental and Applied Economics is doing with students before college could be key to getting over this hurdle.
  • Students explore statistics graduate programs at Graduate Data Science and Analytics Open House

    October 19, 2023 | Written by AJ Rubinetti
    Prospective graduate students mingled with faculty members across an array of UD disciplines and took in presentations regarding their respective degrees. In our own college, the M.S. in Statistics and Online M.S. in Applied Statistics both provide flexible opportunities for students to obtain their master’s degrees in the ever-growing field of statistics. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, statisticians’ rosy career prospects include a 30 percent projected job growth rate this decade.
  • 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.

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