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  • AFRE 801: Mathematical Applications in Economics
    • 3 Credits. Mathematical tools in economic analysis. Matrix algebra, derivatives, partial derivatives, optimization, integration, and linear differential equations. Recommended Background: MTH 124 or MTH 132.  Offered Fall Semester.
  • AFRE 802: Statistical Methods for Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economists

    • 3 Credits. Introduction to and applications of statistical tools commonly used by agricultral, food, and resource economists.  Offered Fall Semester.
  • AFRE 805: Microeconomic Analysis

    • 3 Credits. Microeconomic theory with calculus.  Production, costs, demand, markets, general equilibrium, and welfare theory.  Offered Fall Semester.
  • AFRE 810: Institutional and Behavioral Economics

    • 3 Credits. Relationships among institutions, individual and collective actions, and economic performance. Public choice, property rights, and behavioral theories of firms and bureaucracies.  Offered Fall Semester.
  • AFRE 817: Political Economy of Agricultural and Trade Policy

    • 3 Credits. Concepts of policy analysis and decision. Agricultural sector problems, behavior, and policy in the development process. Macroeconomic and trade impacts. International policies affecting trade and development. Current policy issues. Recommended background: AFRE 805 or EC 812A; EC 809 or EC 813A.  Offered Spring Semester.
  • AFRE 823: Environmental Economics Methods

    • 3 Credits.  Empirical and econometric methods in environmental economics focusing on theory and applicaton of nonmarket valuation techniques.   Offered Fall Semester Odd Years.
  • AFRE 829: The Economics of Environmental Resources

    • 3 Credits. Economic principles, related to environmenal conflicts and public policy alternatives.  Applications to water quality, land use, fish and wildlife, conservation, development and global environmental issues.   Offered Spring Semester.
  • AFRE 835: Introductory Econometrics

    • 3 Credits. Estimation and interpretation of multiple regression models and their modifications when usual assumptions are not valid. Applications focus on problems faced by agricultural economists. Recommended background: STT 430 or AFRE 891 (math statistics)   Offered Spring Semester.
  • AFRE 841: Analysis of Food System Organization and Performance

    • 3 Credits. Industrial organization, subsector, and transaction cost approaches to analyzing coordination and performance of agricultural markets, contracting, and integration in the food systems of industrialized and developing countries. Applications to issues of organization, control, and public policy.  Offered Spring Semester
  • AFRE 851: Agribusiness Operations Management

    • 3 Credits. Managerial processes for planning and controlling agricultural firms. Applications of financial concepts, budgets, simulations, and cognitive and information systems to developed and developing countries. Predictive and prescriptive analysis.    Offered Spring Semester
  • AFRE 853: Financial Management in Agriculture

    • 3 Credits. Financial and investment analysis tools and concepts and their application to decisions faced by agricultural, agribusiness, and food industry firms. Financial institutions and instruments, credit programs, and financial sector performance in low-income and high-income countries.  Offered Spring Semester
  • AFRE 857: Strategic Management in Agribusiness

    • 3 Credits. Managerial problems faced by agribusiness firms. Strategies to interpret and respond to forces affecting the industry. Case study approach. Alias: AFRE 891A   Offered Fall Semester
  • AFRE 861: Agriculture in Economic Development

    • 3 Credits. Theories and role of agriculture in economic development.  Effects of policies, institutions, organizations, and technologies. Recommended background: Intermediate microeconomics and introductory econometrics.   Offered Fall Semester
  • AFRE 865: Agricultural Benefit-Cost Analysis

    • 3 Credits. Benefit-cost analysis of agricultural and natural resource projects, including financial and economic analysis. Case studies in project design and appraisal in low and high income countries.    Offered Fall Semester
  • AFRE 874: Empirical Methods for Field Research in Developing Countries

    • 3 Credits. Research design, sampling, questionnaire design, data collection and analysis of multi-topic household surveys for international development issues.  Recommended background: AFRE 861 and AFRE835.   Offered Spring Semester
  • AFRE 890: Independent Study

    • Variable from 1 to 3 Credits. Reenrollment Information: A student may earn a maximum of 8 credits in all enrollments for this course. Restrictions: Open only to graduate students in Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics. Approval of department. Independent study of selected topics in agricultural economics.   Offered both Fall and Spring Semesters
  • AFRE 891: Topics in Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics

    • Variable from 1 to 3.    Offered both Fall and Spring Semesters
  • AFRE 891 (1): Topics in AFR Economics: Introduction to Microeconomic Theory

    • 3 Credits.  Introduction to microeconomic theory including producer and consumer theory, risk and uncertainty, and general equilibrium.   Offered Spring Semester.
  • AFRE 891 (2): Topics in AFR Economics: Business and the Environment 

    • 3 Credits. Analysis of environmental and sustainability issues from a business management perspective.  Techniques, processes and strategies that aid successful reconciliation of environmental, social, and economic performance goals for firms.   Offered Spring Semester.   
  • AFRE 891 (3): Topics in AFR Economics: Public Financial Management and Fiscal Distress

    •  3 Credits. Causes of local fiscal emergencies and the economic implications of policy tools used to address fiscal emergencies.  Offered Spring Semester.
  • AFRE 898: Master’s Research (Plan B)

    • Variable from 1 to 4 Credits. Master’s degree Plan B research.   Offered both Fall and Spring Semesters
  • AFRE 899: Master’s Thesis Research

    • Variable from 1 to 6 credits. Master’s thesis research.   Offered both Fall and Spring Semesters
  • AFRE 900A: Applied Microeconomics I

    • 3 Credits.  Empirical analysis of microeconomic problems with emphass on applications to agriculture, natural resources, and the food sector.  Prerequisites: AFRE 805 and AFRE 835 or equivalent.    Offered Fall Semester
  • AFRE 900B: Applied Microeconomics II

    • 3 Credits.  Extended empirical analysis of microeconomic problems with emphasis on applications to agriculture, natural resources, and the food sector.  Prerequisites: AFRE 900A    Offered Spring Semester
  • AFRE 923: Advanced Environmental and Resource Economics

    • 3 Credits.  Advanced economic theory of environmental management and policy.  Treatment of externalities and market and non market approaches to environmental improvement.  Topics in conservation and sustainable economic growth.  Applications to research and policy.  Recommended background AFRE 829 and EC 812A.    Offered Fall Semester
  • AFRE 925: Advanced Natural Resource Economics

    • 3 Credits. Economic theory of managing nonrenewable and renewable resources, including optimal use, the incentives for use under decentralized markets, and public policy design. Analysis of the co-evolution of economic and ecological systems. Recommended background: EC 812A and AFRE 829 or FOR 866.   Offered Spring Semester
  • AFRE 930: Dynamic Analysis in Agriculture and Natural Resources

    • 3 Credits. Methods of dynamic optimization and their application to agricultural and natural resources problems. Discrete time dynamic programming, calculus of variations, and discrete time maximum principle. Recommended background: EC 801 and EC 812A     Offered Spring Semester
  • AFRE 932: Information Economics and Institutions in Agriculture and Natural Resources

    • 3 Credits. Applications to issues in agriculture, agribusiness, the food system, natural resources, and the environment. Asymmetric information, incomplete markets, principal/agent issues, transaction costs, and the design of contracts and other institutions.    Offered Fall Semester
  • AFRE 961: Advanced Agricultural Development Economics 

    • 3 Credits.  Theoretical and empirical models of microeconomics of international agricultural development, with emphasis on household and individual behaviors related to production, investment and marketing decisions.    Offered Spring Semester 
  • AFRE 991: Advanced Topics in Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics

    • Variable from 1 to 3. Advanced topics such as price analysis, finance, risk and modeling techniques, agri-food systems, environmental economics and management, and agricultural and natural resource development and policy.     Offered both Fall and Spring Semesters
  • AFRE 999: Doctoral Dissertation Research

    • Variable from 1 to 24.      Offered both Fall and Spring Semesters

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