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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    Mid-Atlantic 4R Farmer Survey

    December 13, 2021 | Written by Mid-Atlantic 4R Nutrient Stewardship Association
    The Mid-Atlantic 4R Nutrient Stewardship Association is discovering barriers to 4R (right source, rate, time and place) practice adoption. In the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, 2,700 randomly selected farmers will receive a mailed survey from the University of Delaware.
  • Getting beyond the ick

    November 17, 2021 | Written by Dante LaPenta
    One of the most precious resources on Earth, water is getting more scarce. Americans living in places like the Colorado River Basin see the issue on their doorstep. The issue is widespread; 40 out of 50 states can expect water shortages by 2024.
  • Keeping the lights on

    November 02, 2021 | Written by Lauren Bradford
    Microgrid equipment being tested at the National Wind Technology Center in Colorado.
  • What are the effects of climate change costing consumers, on average?

    November 02, 2021 | Written by Chelsey Cox & Michelle Shen of USA TODAY
    UD's Brandon McFadden shares that "Climate change is already affecting productivity. And of course, that matters for prices, because the more expensive production is, the more expensive food is going to be."

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