Department of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota


Minnesota projects $2.4 billion budget surplus, but spending it could lead to deficit

December 6, 2023

Management and Budget Commissioner Erin Campbell and Minnesota State Economist Laura Kalambokidis spoke about the budget surplus Wednesday in St. Paul.

Biden Admin Could Raise Food Prices, Wreak Environmental Havoc With ‘Sustainable’ Jet Fuel Subsidies

December 3, 2023

Reliance on corn-based ethanol aviation fuel “is not going to do much for global warming, but it will do quite a lot to benefit the renewable fuel industry and it will also indirectly benefit corn prices,” Prof. C. Ford Runge, Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Applied Economics and Law at the University of Minnesota, told the Daily Caller News Foundation.

Biden pardons ‘Liberty’ and ‘Bell’ from the Thanksgiving dinner table

November 21, 2023

This is the first year U of M was chosen to house the National Thanksgiving Turkey. “Turkey production has long been a fundamental part of Minnesota agriculture and is important to providing high quality protein to consumers all over the world,” said Brian Buhr, dean of CFANS.