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

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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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  • 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.
  • Professors seek to develop injury risk score for athletes

    January 28, 2022 | Written by Amy Cherry
    Professor Thomas Buckley has teamed up with data science professors including CANR's Wei Qian, associate professor of statistics to develop an injury risk reduction model that will determine who is most at risk for additional injury following concussion.

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