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OSU’s Applied Economics Graduate Program awards the PhD, MS, and MA degrees in Applied Economics. The program includes rigorous core courses in economic theory, econometrics, and other quantitative methods; courses in one or more concentration areas selected from the economics of natural resources and environment, trade and development, marine resources, and rural development; and a PhD dissertation, MS thesis, or MS project paper. Emphasis is on the use of economic theory and quantitative methods to examine important real-world problems, paying significant attention to the relevant contexts, institutions, and data.

Program Overview
The program is designed and staffed by OSU’s distinguished Graduate Faculty of Applied Economics, drawn from the Departments of Applied Economics; Forest Ecosystems and Society; and Forest Engineering, Resources, and Management; from the School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences; and from the Economics Program in the School of Public Policy. Students have the opportunity to be supported by graduate research and teaching assistantships. Explore this site for more information about our program. Do not hesitate to be in touch with any questions. To contact Tjodie Richardson use her email or phone 541-737-1399.

Featured Students

Matt Sloggy is a 3rd year PhD student originally from Chico, CA, studying forest mortality and the economic climate.  Specifically, he studies how to improve the representation of the timber harvest in the community land model.  Matt has an undergraduate degree in economics from Chico State and a masters in economics from UCSB. He recently presented in Boulder, CO at the CESM (Community Earth System Model) Winter Working Meeting and he is invited to talk at the Winter Simulation Conference next December. Matt also gave two talks in May at the Western Forest Economists Conference: one on his dissertation and another on carbon markets and contract duration. Matt is published in the Journal of Forestry on the effects of internet adoption on printing paper and newsprint. Matt is currently finished with his classwork and is now focusing on completing his dissertation. After graduation, he hopes to get a research job in academia.

Yukiko Hashida is a 3rd year PhD student studying environmental and natural resource economics where her research focus in on eco-system services, specifically dealing with forest ownership and tree species. After getting her masters in applied economics from the University of Michigan, Yukiko worked for ICF International as an international renewable energy consultant, where she analyzed renewable energy deployment opportunities for utility companies, as well as formulated the greenhouse gas emission reduction strategies for corporate clients. Yukiko recently taught AEC 250, Introduction to Environmental and Economic Policy, and she just presented at the June 2016 Association of Environmental and Resource Economists Annual Summer Conference in Breckenridge, Colorado on Adaption to Climate Change in Forestry – An Empirical Analysis of Harvest and Replanting Decisions under Climate Change in the Western U.S.