areas of study

Consumer Behavior and Household Economics

Consumer demand analysis and household decision-making through the lenses of traditional and behavioral economics

Development and Trade Economics

Improving people's well-being in countries at different income levels through analysis of agriculture, education, health, work, environment, and international trade

Health Economics

How prices and quantities of health-care services are determined in the complex context of the health-care system

Labor and Population Economics

Human capital, the employment relationship, discrimination, labor markets, and how these relate to demographic decisions

Policy Analysis

Applying methods of social science to developing, assessing, and monitoring public policy

Production and Marketing Economics

The nature of economic organizations producing and distributing food and how they interact with different market and regulatory conditions

Resource and Environmental Economics

Resource allocation and environmental policy