Regional Economics and State and Local Government Policy

Graduate students majoring in any one of the Department’s three Ph.D. fields can specialize in regional economics and/or state and local government policy. Examples of major field choices for these students include:

  • Students interested in regional poverty and inequality will usually major in Development Economics.
  • Students interested in regional forecasting, local food system development, and/or state and local government policy will usually major in Food and Agricultural Economics.
  • Students interested in real estate and land use studies will usually major in the Environmental and Resource Economics.

Students would then round out their course program with other courses across the Department and University which focus on theory and empirical methods for regional economic analysis and state and local government policy evaluation, chosen in consultation with their major professor and guidance committee.