Our Water Resources Program is Ranked No. 2 in the U.S. and No. 6 in the World.
– Global Rankings of Academic Subjects 2022
Median Annual Salary for Economists
– U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Agricultural Economics has the Second Lowest Unemployment Rate Among College Majors
– USA Today 2019
Serving our state, nation, and world through a commitment to our land-grant heritage and tradition of discovery, education, and service.
We’re committed to discovering and advancing new economic knowledge through applied economic research that serves our college, university, community, state, nation, and world. We uphold the most rigorous quality standards as we apply and share what we learn with society at large to address pressing social challenges.
Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness
Faculty members help farmers and ranchers make decisions to about their businesses by conducting research on water scarcity, farm regulation, climate change, and new seed technology, such as genetic modification.Learn more about agricultural economics and agribusiness
Agricultural Economics Policy
We conduct applied research and analysis of major policies important to U.S. and Arizona agriculture including federal Farm Bill programs, energy, international trade, risk management, and state and local economics.Learn more about agricultural economics policy
Experts in our department apply statistical and mathematical techniques to address business policy issues such as determining factors of risk, quantifying the size and source of risk, and estimating price elasticities.Learn more about applied economics
We're working to understand some of the most pressing global issues at the intersection of environment and development by incorporating insights from psychology and sociology to policy analysis, and applying cutting-edge econometric techniques.Learn more about development economics
Natural Resource & Environmental Economics
Faculty experts examine the economic role of water and property law, the economics of wildlife management, and non-markets valuation, in order to increase our understanding of how people use and value resources.Learn more about natural resource and environmental economics
Cardon Working Papers Series
The Cardon Working Papers Series highlights recent research in agricultural and applied economics to encourage discussion and revision of preliminary results.View Cardon Working Papers
Connecting the University with our Communities
Our statewide network of faculty and staff fulfills our mission to educate and serve our communities by developing and sharing new knowledge and technologies to address challenges related to agricultural production, economic development, and the natural environment.