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Center for Behavioral and Experimental Agri-Environmental Research

CBEAR Projects

Center for Behavioral and Experimental Agri-Environmental Research receives USDA grants The Center for Behavioral and Experimental Agri-Environmental Research (CBEAR), a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) national Center of Excellence that is housed in the University of Delaware’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, has recently received multiple new grants to support innovative behavioral economics research at…
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Despite Resolutions, People Buy More Food After New Year

Despite New Year’s resolutions to eat better and lose weight, people buy the greatest amount of food after the holidays, says a study led by a University of Vermont researcher. The study, published by PLOS ONE, finds consumer spending on food increases by 15 percent over the holiday season (Thanksgiving to New Year), with most…
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Characteristics of a good year-end fundraising letter

Another December day; another solicitation letter. The end of the calendar year is approaching, and that means that fundraising letters compete with catalogues and holiday cards for space in the mailbox. Some fundraising letters are compelling. They make one want to immediately write a check, volunteer for community service or pledge some exceptional amount. And…
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CANR cuts ribbon – Center for Experimental and Applied Economics opens at Townsend Hall

When Dean Mark Rieger arrived on the University of Delaware campus in 2012, one of his first priorities at the helm of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources was to establish a state-of-the-art research center for applied economics. Roughly two years later, UD President Patrick Harker, Charles G. Riordan, deputy provost for research and scholarship,…
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Georgia State To Co-Head USDA Research Center For Agri-Environmental Policy

Professors Paul Ferraro of Georgia State University and Kent Messer of the University of Delaware will head the newly created Center for Behavioral and Experimental Agri-Environmental Policy Research (CBEAR), supported with a $750,000 award from the Economic Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). CBEAR-affiliated faculty will use behavioral and experimental economics…
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New UD research center — ag policy meets economics

A new research center opened up at the University of Delaware’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Monday. At the Center for Experimental and Applied Economics, scientists and economists will conduct studies on how consumers value ecosystem services. Funded by a $750,000 federal grant, the center will serve as USDA’s headquarters for a research consortium…
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In the News

“Despite Resolutions, People Buy More Food After New Year” | University of Vermont: University Communications CBEAR Co-PI David Just’s research on quantities of food purchased at different times of the year is discussed. In general, it’s noted that people buy the most food after the New Year, including holiday favorites of unhealthy food as well…
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CBEAR Opening

UD to jointly headquarter new USDA research center for agri-environmental policy Professors Kent Messer of the University of Delaware and Paul Ferraro of Georgia State University will head the newly created Center for Behavioral and Experimental Agri-environmental Policy Research (CBEAR), which was created with an award from the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). CBEAR will be…
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