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Department of Applied Economics

Welcome to the Department of Applied Economics


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The Department of Applied Economics offers teaching, research, and outreach programs in four broad areas: environmental and resource economics; food systems; growth, development and trade; and public sector economics.  

Department of Applied Economics Group Photo with
University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler - April 18, 2014




We divide our research and extension programs into four broad categories:

Environmental and Resource Economics

Managing natural resources and safeguarding environmental quality

Food Systems

Production, distribution and consumption of safe, affordable food

Growth, Development and Trade

Applying economics to improve international development and trade policies

Public Sector Economics

Understanding the economic impact of government choices

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