Apply theoretical and analytic tools of applied economics within the context of food systems. Explores the broadest context of food systems ranging from small-scale localized markets to traditional market-mediated commodity-based products to highly specialized, vertically coordinated supply chains.
Focus studies on agricultural production management, financial management, marketing management, international development and trade.
Master fundamental microeconomic theory and econometrics in order to perform applied economic research in the public and private sectors as analysts, consultants, researchers, and other occupations.
The Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics is a STEM-OPT certified program that prepares students in microeconomic theory, quantitative methods, and coursework in agricultural and environmental and natural resource economics.