Faculty and students in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics study the production, distribution, and consumption of food, fiber, and energy in both well-developed and less-developed countries. To address these issues, the department emphasizes the development and application of rigorous economic theory and quantitative methods. Researchers strive to understand and improve government policy, market performance, environmental quality, the efficiency of natural resource use, and economic welfare. The department offers the popular Managerial Economics undergraduate major and top-rated Ph.D. and Masters programs in Agricultural and Resource Economics.
New ARE Job Placements: Joe Janzen, Montana State University
Joe Janzen will join the faculty in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics at Montana State University next fall. Joe is an applied microeconomist with a focus on price discovery in agricultural markets. His dissertation explores price behavior in the cotton futures market.
To learn more about Joe's work, download his paper "Commodity Price Comovement: The Case of Cotton."