Department of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota


R&D in agriculture and food declining, experts say

August 23, 2022

R&D investment in food and agriculture on the decline, experts say; Asia Pacific now accounts for almost half of world spending on agri-food R&D; China accounts for around 23 per cent of global agri-food R&D spending

Fixing child care: What expanded public subsidies could mean for children, families, and teachers

June 14, 2022

As Congress considers the future of child-care policy in the U.S., subsidies for young children’s care and education are an important tool under consideration. Substantial evidence indicates that high-quality early care and education (ECE) experiences, facilitated through policies to expand and enhance program offerings, can support both parents’ employment and children’s development over the short and long term.