Economic Research Institute Study paper
Utah State University
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The Economics Department is an immensely productive group. Our endeavors are probably more diverse than any department on campus. This is a short review of major areas in the department. Research. We have research that ranges from the most applied, localized service type work to concerns with international monetary systems and trade. To be sure the major portion of our effort is highly localized and policy oriented. We thought you might be interested in a listing of publications for the past couple of years. An earlier couple of years is also there. Perhaps if we have a shortcoming in our research it is in (to use President Cazier's words) celebrating our successes and accomplishments to those who have political prominence in the state. We contend that we are indeed a great department in our research work. Especially, I bel ieve we have developed the capacity and facility to do interdisciplinary research as well as any group of Economists and Ag Economists in the world. Our publications list joint work with engineers, sociologists, many agricultural scientists, and a host of others. I don't know of any group that even comes close to us in this respect. This ability and willingness is fundamental in addressing real world problems. It also carries over to teaching and extension.
Andersen, Jay C., "The Combined Economics Deprtment: A Report on the State of the Union" (1979). Economic Research Institute Study Papers. Paper 388.