Our faculty members are involved in cutting-edge research projects that affect real change in the world. Topics include industrial organization and food marketing; natural resource management and environmental policy; and experimental economics.
Industrial Organization/Food Marketing
Faculty members and students are conducting exciting researching that includes the economics of food quality, certification, traceability, labeling; trade agreements and food quality; structure and strategies in the food system; price discrimination and competitiveness; and demand analysis. Work on these was done with funds from Hatch (the Experiment Station), the Food Marketing Policy Center for Research, and under a USDA AFRI grant.
Read more about research projects conducted by our faculty members:Christoph Bauner, Nathalie Lavoie, Debi Prasad Mohapatra, Yongjoon Park, Christian Rojas, and Emily Wang.
Read about our study on trimming obesity.
Natural Resource Management/Environmental Policy
Faculty and graduate students are actively conducting research on the following topics: valuation of non-market goods; natural resource and environmental regulations; fisheries policies; energy economics; and the health impacts of environmental issues.
Read more about research projects conducted by our faculty members: Tina Andarge, Nathan Chan, Christine Crago, David Keiser, Jamie Mullins, John Stranlund, John Spraggon, and Matt Woerman.
View our study about adopting renewable energy sources.
The Department has conducted a wide variety of research projects that incorporate controlled laboratory experiments. We have two faculty members whose research predominantly uses experimental methods as well as a four other faculty who use these methods as part of their research portfolio.
Visit the Experimental Economics Program website.
Read more about research projects conducted by our faculty members: Angela de Oliveira, Sherry Gao, Christian Rojas, Rong Rong, John Spraggon,and John Stranlund.
Read more about research projects conducted by our faculty members: Brandyn Churchill, Manasvini Singh, and Lucy Wang.
Other Current Research Topics
M.J. Alhabeeb conducts research in the area of family and household economics. Dr. Alhabeeb is conducting research on a long-term study of adolescent behavior with a new focus on how out-of-school activities contribute to positive youth development as part of a multi-university study.