Attracting and securing budgets for agricultural and applied economics departments

Matthew T. Holt, Frances R. Homans, Jayson Lusk, Rodolfo M. Nayga

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The aim of this paper is to discuss the challenges in attracting and securing adequate budgets for departments of agricultural and applied economics, while recognizing that the institutional and political contexts matter. Agricultural and applied economics departments that operate with an entrepreneurial mindset, that maintain and grow their student numbers, and that have a vibrant demand for their extension and research activities will thrive. The good news is we often have considerable control over the factors that contribute to our longer-term success.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalApplied Economic Perspectives and Policy
StateAccepted/In press - 2024

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© 2024 The Authors. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy published by Wiley Periodicals LLC on behalf of Agricultural & Applied Economics Association.


  • Advocacy
  • incentive-based budgeting
  • relevance
  • stakeholders
  • strategic alignment


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