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Drew Jacobson | Class of 2022 | Eugene, OR
Double Degree | Environmental Economics and Policy | Sustainability
Minor in Spanish
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CAS Student Ambassador | OSU MANRRS Treasurer | Los Angeles, CA
We offer undergraduate degrees in Agricultural and Food Business Management and in Environmental Economics and Policy. Both programs offer training in economics and quantitative analysis applied to agricultural, environmental, business, and policy issues.
We award PhD, MS, and MA degrees in Applied Economics. The program includes core courses in economic theory, econometrics, and other quantitative methods. Concentration areas include the economics of natural resources and environment, trade and development, marine resources, and rural development.
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Responding to an industry need, Oregon State University Extension Service welcomed two new agricultural economists in 2022.
Dan Bigelow and Tim Delbridge are assistant professors in the Department of Applied Economics and hav...
A paper from Professor Nadia Streletskaya (and others) was just published in the journal Food Quality and Preference. The paper, entitled "How information leads consumers to select specialty foods when tasting is not an option," evalu...
New research from Oregon State University sheds light on consumer habits and food labels, specifically with cheese. “Well, cheese is interesting and Oregon has a lot of great cheeses, with a lot of small producers," noted OSU Assistant...
Salem, OR – The Letitia Carson Legacy Project presents the Letitia Carson Digital History Collection, an online database to support the continued study of Letitia Carson. This new resource...
A new Oregon State University study that examined exporting practices of Oregon food and beverage companies found that the likelihood of exporting increases with firm size and length of time in business and that the COVID-19 pandemic r...