International Trade (ARE 5476)

Analysis of international trade and trade policy focusing on agricultural and food markets. Covers trade-related issues concerning economic development and growth. Focus on current challenges to the multilateral trading system and provides the theoretical foundation for understanding the economic importance of firms, international trade, and global capital flows. Introduction of methods and tools for counterfactual evaluation of trade policies. Use of statistical modeling techniques to analyze trade patterns and measure trade policy effects.

Offered Every Fall

(Graduate, MS)

Empirical International Trade and Investment (ARE 6695)

Empirical aspects of international trade, foreign investment, and the environment. Issues related to testing various trade models. Selected topics include testing trade models, gravity models, linkages between openness and growth, trade orientation and firm performance, trade patterns, trade and the environment, and labor markets and trade. Emerging topics in international economics with a focus on empirical applications. Use of advanced statistical modeling and data visualization techniques.

Offered Every Spring

(Graduate, PhD)

Business Finance and Investment Management (ARE 4217)

Theory and practice of business finance and investment management, including sources of funding, the capital structure of corporations, the actions that managers take to increase the value of the firm, and the tools and analysis used to allocate financial resources. Emphasis on investment decision-making, corporate risk management, capital flow management, and mergers and acquisitions. Use of case studies to provide students with a solid background in the economic theory of business finance and investment management.

Offered Every Spring


Managerial Economics and Business Strategies (ARE 3221)

The application of microeconomic analysis to decision-making techniques of businesses and management units with a particular focus on the food industry covering topics such as electing or developing products, deciding on product output and pricing, organizational design, promotional strategies, worker hiring and training, and investment and financing.

Offered Every Spring