2016 BOREL GLOBAL FELLOWS in Applied Economics and Statistics

Program Overview The Master of Science (M.S.) program in Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Delaware equips students with the economic perspectives and skills necessary to work in agribusiness firms, government agencies, and the non-profit sector. This program is designed to take two years to complete. During the first three semesters (1.5 years), students will take graduate-level courses that will provide them with a strong foundation in economic principles. At the same time, students will work closely with a faculty advisor to conduct research and begin writing their thesis. Students typically dedicate the fourth and final semester to finishing and presenting their thesis work. Borel Global Fellow, 2016 Focus Areas Potential research topics include: (i) Food Economics, Food Safety, and Consumer Behavior; (ii) The Economics of Nonpoint Source Pollution Control; (iii) Land Use Economics and Policy; (iv) Application of Behavioral Economics to Agri-Environmental Policy; (v) Agri-environmental Policies to Improve Water Quality. Of particular interest are projects that will lead to improvements in smallholder farm productivity. For Applicants Our program welcomes students from a wide variety of undergraduate majors and backgrounds, but we do require preparation in Economics and Mathematics so that students will be prepared to take the graduate-level economics courses. We are looking for applicants who have received As and Bs in the following undergraduate courses:
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Intermediate Microeconomics (calculus-based)
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics (calculus-based)
  • Calculus
  • Statistics
Refer to Borel Global Fellows main site for complete details about how to apply. Note: If a candidate has passed the first phase application and is applying to UD, in addition to the online application, APEC requires applicants complete the attached Supplemental Document.