While studying Food and Resource Economics, you’re learning to use economic principles and science to address challenges related to the effective management of resources in our food system.
You’ll develop important skills that help with business management by studying food system issues, and using data and economic tools to better understand how resources are traded, transported, and marketed.
These skills may include:
- Data preparation (validation) and processing (modeling)
- Probabilistic and logical and reasoning
- Numerical computation
- Organization of data to facilitate interpretation and application
- Economic research to influence programs in food systems like agriculture.
- Complex pattern recognition
- Statistical and data analysis
- Survey and experimental design
- Technical skills in statistical concepts, logic, and specialized software (SQL, R)
- Application of ethical considerations and consideration of societal implications in international development and policy making