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Department of Applied Economics

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The Department of Applied Economics (AEC) provides research, education, and outreach to illuminate decision-making and understand its impacts on the environment, agriculture, and society. 

Our goal is to create new knowledge founded in applied economic theory and rigorous quantitative analysis that can inform a wide range of choices made by producers, consumers, and policymakers. 

We aim to arm students with analytical skills and quantitative tools that will enable them to be leaders in both private and public sectors, and to provide information to support community and business vitality, local decision-making, and policy design in Oregon and beyond.

We specialize in natural resource and environmental economics, international trade and development, rural economics, agricultural marketing, and food systems.

Upcoming Events

Does Recreational Cannabis Substitute for Prescription Opioids and Improve Opioid Mortality?

Steve Dundas, Asst. Professor, Applied Economics; Part of the Applied Economics Working Group Series

1/29 12pm
Understanding Honey Bee Loss and Colony Collapse Disorder

Aaron Kratzer, MS Student, Applied Economics; Part of the Applied Economics Working Group Series

2/5 12pm
The Impact on Deforestation of Transparent and Near Real-Time Information about Forest Change

Jennifer Alix-Garcia, Professor & Dept. Head, Applied Economics; Part of the Applied Economics Working Group Series

2/12 12pm
AEC Taking Time for Teaching Workshop Series

Scaffolding Econ Concepts Within and Across AEC Courses – Presented by Rob King (invited)

2/21 12pm
Applied Economics Seminar

Tim Beatty, Professor in Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Davis; Part of the Applied Economics Seminar Series.

3/6 2:30pm

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