Agricultural and Food Business Outlook

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Economists don't do forecasts because they know, they forecast because they are asked.

John Kenneth Galbraith
Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, University of California at Berkeley

Since its inception in the early 1900s, faculty in what we now call the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management have been interested in businesses in the agricultural and food industries and the markets in which they are involved. Part of our mission is to engage in problem-solving research and provide educational programs targeted to those businesses or stakeholders interested in those markets. This includes government agencies, elected officials and simply consumers and citizens.

Within this framework a very basic question economists get asked is “What do you think will happen….?” This sentence may be finished simply by “…next year.” Or by something like “…if xyz happens.” The Agricultural and Food Business Outlook is an ongoing activity within the Dyson School that strives to address that basic business question. Our annual Outlook Conference is a signature activity of this overall effort. In addition, you will find other information in this section that highlights faculty insights on specific subjects and provides more detailed reports and links to information.

We hope you will find this helpful. If you have suggestions or comments related to our Agricultural and Food Business Outlook program, please feel free to contact us at: