Research in Agricultural Economics
The diversity of agriculture and agribusiness enterprises in Texas provides opportunities for a wide variety of research. We conduct impactful, relevant and innovative research at the intersection of agriculture and the environment, promoting long-term sustainability of social, ecological and food systems.
Our faculty experts receive approximately $2 million in private and federal grants each year to conduct multidisciplinary research, making them a gateway for science-based policy. Thanks to the dedicated work of our faculty to publish and disseminate their findings, our department is among the top five in the country in research output in our discipline.
Areas of Research Expertise
We are a collaborative faculty with a wide scope of interests, bringing innovation and creativity to solving complex problems at the intersection of agriculture, economics, and agribusiness.
Research and Extension Centers
Our centers conduct innovative research to contribute information relating to key agribusiness market issues.
- Agribusiness, Food and Consumer Economics Research Center
- Agricultural and Food Policy Center
- Center for North American Studies
- Center on Conflict and Development
- Human Behavior Lab
Agricultural Economics Research News
To label or not to label?
In their latest work, scientists in the Human Behavior Lab demonstrate how calorie distance in food choices creates temptation and reduces the benefit of disclosing a food calorie count to the consumer.
Economists contribute to multistate collaboration against disease devastating citrus.
A public-private collaboration across Texas, Florida, California and Indiana will draw on prior successes in research and innovation to advance new, environmentally-friendly and commercially-viable control strategies for citrus greening.