Specialists in Applied Economists use economic models and theory to inform a wide range of choices made by producers, consumers and policymakers. At OSU, this is applied to areas such as natural resources and the environment, agricultural marketing and food systems. Students studying in the Department of Applied Economics are prepared to be leaders in both the private and public sectors, armed with the tools to understand and provide solutions for society’s problems.
Our highly-ranked Applied Economics degrees train students in advanced economic theory and quantitative economic analysis methods leading to analytical and policy applications. The program emphasizes economic applications to real-world settings and cross-disciplinary collaborations in two primary fields: environmental and resource economics and development economics