A tractor carries people working at a melon harvest.

Agricultural and Resource Economics

Faculty and students in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics study the production, distribution and consumption of food, fiber and energy in both well-developed countries and emerging economies. The depth, breadth and rigor of the department’s teaching, research and outreach enable them to make major contributions to society in the areas of agriculture, environment and natural resources, and international development.

To address these issues, the Agricultural and Resource Economics department emphasizes the development and application of rigorous economic theory and quantitative methods. Researchers strive to understand and improve government policy, market performance, environmental quality, the efficiency of natural resource use, and economic welfare. The department offers the popular Managerial Economics undergraduate major and top-rated Ph.D. and Masters programs in Agricultural and Resource Economics.

Contact Information

2116 Social Science and Humanities

Phone: 530-752-1515

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Agricultural and Resource Economics