Learning Outcomes: Agricultural and Applied Economics, PhD
Learning Outcomes for the Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural and Applied Economics
- Develop a knowledge base in, and demonstrate an understanding of how to use, microeconomic concepts to set up and analyze economic problems and implications.
- Identify, summarize, interpret, and critique relevant scholarly literature.
- Demonstrate the ability to identify important research problems and formulate well-defined research objectives (e.g., testable hypotheses).
- Identify and use appropriate quantitative methods to accomplish research objectives.
- Effectively use written and verbal communication skills to present economic concepts and analyses.
- Understand features of agriculture and natural resources (e.g., inherent risk, institutions, unique government policies, and cultural importance of food) that make them unique for applications of economic principles.
- Practice highest levels of professional conduct (e.g., in professional activities take responsibility, be accountable, show integrity, have strong ethics, and respect diversity).