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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.

Rob_King.jpgCongratulations to Rob King, one of four recipients selected as an AAEA Fellow!

The Agricultural & Applied Economics Association recognizes a small group of professionals each year who have made outstanding continuous contributions to the profession. They are named AAEA Fellows, and are recognized as such at the Annual Meeting. Being recognized as an AAEA Fellow is AAEA's most prestigious honor. The announcement is available online.




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

Click on one of these categories to access additional information.


Graduate Students in the Job Market

Photo Gallery of 4.11.14 ApEc Outstanding Alumni Award  

Photo Gallery of 3.27.14 ApEc Grad Club International Dinner  

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May 2-3 Midwest International Economic Development Conference -

May 6 - Ruttan Lecture with Maurício Antônio Lopes - RSVP

Department Seminars