Agricultural and Resource Economics
Students in this program study the production, distribution, and consumption of food, fiber, and energy in both developed and less-developed countries. To address these issues, the program emphasizes the development and application of rigorous economic theory and quantitative methods. Graduates become leaders in understanding and improving government policy, market performance, environmental quality, the efficiency of natural resource use, and total income and its distribution. The M.S. and joint M.S./M.B.A. programs provide advanced training in economic analysis, statistical methods, and elective fields such as agricultural marketing, international trade, natural resources and environmental economics, economic development, financial management, and managerial economics. The Ph.D. program emphasizes rigorous training in microeconomic theory and applications, quantitative methods, and applied public policy analysis combined with production economics, industrial organization, international economics, labor economics, development economics, and environment and natural resource economics.