Regional Devt & Policy

Overview

  • Graduate students in the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics frequently pursue research topics related to regional development and policy.  Students in this area have a great deal of flexibility in terms of choices for their course program. 
  •  Example Major Field Choices:
    • Students wishing to address topics of poverty or regional inequality will find the development economics field of interest. 
    • Students interested in developing regional forecasting models might choose a major field in markets and price analysis.
    • For real estate and land use studies, the environmental and resource economics field might be the best choice.
    • For studies related to local food system development, the agribusiness management field might be appropriate.
  • Other AFRE courses of interest to students in this field include AEC 810 Institutional & Behavioral Analysis and AEC 817 Political Economy of Agricultural Trade Policy. 
  • Michigan State University offers some excellent elective courses and specializations for students interested in regional development and policy. 

    • Economics:
      • Econometrics- Cross Section Panel Data Analysis Course (EC 821A & B)
      • Public Finance Field Courses (EC 835 & EC 836)
      • Domestic and Foreign Development Policies (EC 861)
      • Labor Economics (EC 880 & EC 881)
    • Interdisciplinary:

      • Graduate Specialization in Global Urban Studies (several courses)
      • Graduate Specialization in Environmental Science and Policy
      • Foundations of Qualitative Research (ACR 831)
      • Participatory Models of Inquiry (ACR 838)
      • Planning and Development Law (UP 865)
      • Planning Theory and Ethics (UP 844)

Research

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Faculty advising graduate students in Regional Development and Policy

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Adesoji O. Adelaja

Adelaja, Adesoji O.

Hannah Distinguished Professor in Land Policy

517 884 8521
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Scott Loveridge

Loveridge, Scott

Professor

517 432 9969
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John T.  Mann

Mann, John T.

Assistant Professor

517 353 2129
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Steven R. Miller

Miller, Steven R.

Assistant Professor

517 355 2153
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Colletta Moser

Moser, Colletta

Professor

517 353 3298
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Patricia E. Norris

517 432 4129
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David Schweikhardt

517 355 2320
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Eric Scorsone

Scorsone, Eric

Associate Professor & Founding Director of the Michigan State University Extension Center for State and Local Government Policy

517 353 9460
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Mark Skidmore

Skidmore, Mark

Professor and Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy

517 353 9172
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