Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural and Resource Economics
The Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural and Resource Economics is a STEM-OPT certified program that prepares students in microeconomic theory, quantitative methods, and coursework in the fields of agricultural and environmental and natural resource economics. Students gain expertise in applied economics research and obtain positions at academic institutions, think tanks, consulting, and public sector opportunities.
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The PhD program at DARE is rigorous and has provided me with numerous opportunities for research, teaching, and extension. The faculty and students are very engaging, and Fort Collins with its vibrant community has been a wonderful city to live in.
The wealth and diversity of expertise across CSU’s faculty creates an excellent environment for learning and discovery. I have been fortunate to explore a variety of stimulating research topics, and my advisors and professors are genuinely invested in my success, well-being, and overall growth as an academic.
I have grown as a researcher by being able to work with DARE faculty who are highly respected in their field, yet are very approachable and always happy to discuss with students. I appreciate learning in an environment that is so encouraging and welcoming.
I enjoy the Ph.D. program at CSU because it feels like a family, with faculty members always pushing me to be my best. I grow every single day, and I learn a lot from my classmates from all over the world.
What You’ll Learn
- Engage in rigorous coursework in microeconomic theory, quantitative methods and applied courses in the fields of agricultural economics, food systems, and environmental and natural resource economics.
- Enhance expertise using economic theory and empirical analysis to measure economic impacts and values to inform policy discussions.
- Gain proficiency designing research approaches that highlight critical economic tradeoffs related to agricultural and natural resource management.
- Work with stakeholders in the fields of agricultural economics, food systems, and environmental and natural resource economics to design economic research that addresses key concerns.
- Improve professional writing and communication skills with the objective of generating publications in peer-reviewed academic journals and presentations in academic conferences.
Where You’ll Find Us
- Food systems
- Production economics
- Agricultural marketing
- Environmental economics
- Water resource management
- Wildfire economics
- Climate change policy
- Assistant professor
- Economic consultant
- Data scientist
- Research associate
- Resource economist
- Agricultural economist
- Policy advisor