Filling the gaps for new program development: Four new FRE courses

TitleFilling the gaps for new program development: Four new FRE courses
Faculty/College/UnitLand & Food Systems
StatusActive
Duration2 Year
Initiation04/01/2022
Project Summary

The Food and Resource Economics (FRE) group in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems (LFS) is developing or revamping two rigorous interdisciplinary programs that address current world challenges. They have identified two gaps in the current FRE courses: 1) the lack of undergraduate data analysis courses focusing on environmental and resource economics and 2) the lack of graduate-level classes in advanced theory, empirical methods and applications currently used in the field of environmental and resource economics. To fill these gaps they will develop four new FRE courses. Two undergraduate courses (FRE 226 and FRE 426) focusing on data analysis and two advanced graduate courses one in microeconomics and another in econometrics (FRE 601 and 602). With the TLEF funding six graduate academic assistants (GAA) will help develop class material and create online accessibility to course materials.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2022/2023
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorSumeet Gulati
Year 1: Funded Amount27,059
Year 1: Team Members

Sumeet Gulati, Professor, Food and Resource Economics, Faculty of Land and Food Systems
Frederick Noack, Assistant Professor, Food and Resource Economics, Faculty of Land and Food Systems / Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Economic and Environmental Interactions
Carol McAusland, Professor, Food and Resource Economics, Faculty of Land and Food Systems / Director, Centre for Food, Resource and Environmental Economics
James Vercammen, Professor, Food and Resource Economics, Faculty of Land and Food Systems / Sauder School of Business
Fernanda Diaz-Osorio, Program Assistant, Food and Resource Economics, Faculty of Land and Food Systems