Agricultural + Environmental + Regional + Development + Economics = Impact

Housed in the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), we have 22 world-class faculty members who provide world-class teaching, research and outreach in applied economics, with concentrations in the areas of agricultural economics and agribusiness, environmental and resource economics, international and development economics, and regional and urban economics.  Learn more about our Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D. programs. 


  • Rising sea levels driven by climate change make for salty soil, and that is likely to force about 200,000 coastal farmers in Bangladesh inland as glaciers melt into the world’s oceans, according to estimates from a new study.

  • Farming in America is a complex undertaking. There exists great diversity in the size, structure and organization of farms.  All farming operations are integral to the U.S. economy and the supply of reliable food sources. To understand the agricultural sector better and maintain good...

  • Agribusiness and Applied Economics senior Haylee Zwick already has a job lined up post-graduation. In January, she will begin work as a grain merchandiser with Archer Daniels Midland (ADM). Still, she actively networked and continued to build her professional network while she attended Women in...


Why Study Applied Economics
Why Study Applied Economics?
Ag Policy Outlook Conference   Ian Sheldon
Trade and Policy Outlook 2018