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.

Our mission is to cultivate learning and develop and share knowledge that benefits society. Our focus is to advance economics and statistics methods and theories, and apply them to various subjects, such as health, agriculture, natural resources, the environment, and data science.

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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.

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    Graduate student Laura Taylor is testing a new approach to encourage coordination between adjacent homeowners who have become eligible for a flood-related buyout. Full participation in coastal buyouts can protect homeowners from repeated and severe flood risk and restore floodplain functionality. Working with UD Prof. Christina McGranaghan, Taylor conducts her economic experiments at UD’s Center for Experimental and Applied Economics (CEAE). Taylor is funded by the Delaware Sea Grant and a Graduate Research Enhancement Grant from Gerald J. Mangone Climate Change Science and Policy Hub.
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    UD environmental and resource economics major Emma Abrams is studying the intersection of economics and environmental sustainability. Abrams’ time at UD has led her to undergraduate research, studying abroad in New Zealand, an internship focused on sustainability, and impactful roles in environmental justice organizations. Students like Abrams not only obtain lifelong skills through their coursework, but they also find purpose and can see the tangible impact they can have on environmental issues.
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    April 02, 2024 | Written by Nya Wynn
    Audrey Bufano is in her final year of UD’s B.S./M.S. in Statistics 4+1 program. With the high demand for statisticians in seemingly every major industry, two degrees in five years is a financially smart investment for mathematically inclined students like Bufano. In her master’s year, Bufano is working a research and product development internship at FMC, a global agricultural sciences company only a few miles from UD’s Newark Campus.

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