The learning goals of this program follow from the overarching Mission of the Department of Agricultural Food and Resource Economics. In particular the mission states that the focus will be on applied economic research to identify management and marketing techniques and policies that address significant issues facing society.
To achieve the goals inherent in the overarching mission, students will (i) develop an advanced understanding of microeconomic theory, (ii) demonstrate the ability to apply quantitative methods to economic theory and practice, (iii) develop an in-depth understanding of an area within economics, and (iv) utilize both oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate such understanding in a variety of formats.
Because of the programs problem-solving focus, policy analysis is emphasized. Students are provided with a strong background in economic theory and quantitative methods of analysis and with the ability to use this knowledge in solving problems. With this training as applied economists, students are prepared for careers in either industry or government. With proper planning by the student, the program can also provide the necessary preparation for entry into Ph.D. programs in Agricultural Economics, Economics, or a related field.
* Research Methods in Applied Econ
* Microeconomic Theory w/Applications
* Applied Econometrics
Several graduate research and teaching assistantships are offered to qualified students on a competitive basis. A student admitted provisionally because of background deficiencies will not be offered an assistantship. However, such a student may be considered for assistantship after having completed the necessary background courses. Students need to indicate their need for merit-based financial aid at the time of application.
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