AgEcon Honors Program 


Undergraduate students with outstanding academic performance (GPA: 3.25) will be invited to join the departmental honors program.

Required Courses

AGEC 375 ( 1 credit) / The Process of Economic Research
(Co-requisites: MA 224 and STAT ) 
AGEC 499 (5 credits) / Honors Thesis

Honors Thesis

Honors students complete a thesis under the supervision of a faculty mentor.  The thesis must be submitted to the honors program coordinator a month prior to graduation, and subsequently be presented to the department.

Past Honors Students

​Jongho Bae
​Impact of the tariff between the U.S. and China on Soybean Prices and the U.S. Soybean Farmers
​Dr. Otto Doering
​Hao Tian ​An Empirical Study on Rebound Effect of Hybrid Vehicle​ ​Dr. Michael Delgado​ ​2018
​Shunpeng Wu ​Influence of import and export prices on grain market during bubble and non-bubble periods ​Dr. Michael Gunderson​ ​2018
​Lifeng Ren ​Immigrant Farm and Agricultural Entrepreneurship ​Dr. Bhagyashree Katare ​2018
Kezhou Miao Soft-Drink Consumption Trend in America, could the declining soft-drink consumption in America be applied to all population universally? Especially to children and adolescents. Dr. James Binkley 2017
Grant Gardner Predicting Generational Belonging on Farms Dr. Scott Downey 2017
Wesley Davis Further Insights from the Purdue University 2015 Performance Management in Agribusiness Survey Dr. Michael Gunderson 2017
Kurt Cheng The Impact of Exchange Rate, Interest Rate, and Output Prices for Intermediate Livestock Farms Dr. Tim Baker 2017
Wuzheqian Xiao What Determines Urban Chinese Consumers' Shopping Outlets For Pork? Dr. Holly Wang 2016
Shelby Swain Farmer Cooperative Locations Related to Incomes in Indiana Dr. Michael Gunderson 2016
Thomas Fisher Civil War and Child Malnutrition in Nepal Dr. Jerry Shively 2016
Sarah Correll College Bound or Bound to Fail? Determinants of Indiana’s High School Graduation and College-Going Rates Dr. Larry DeBoer 2016
Katherine Chang The Power of Asking Questions: Do Belief, Goal and Need-Related Questions Shape People’s Preference towards a Product? Dr. Scott Downey 2016
Andrew Johnson Agricultural credit risk and the macroeconomy: Derteminants of Farm Credit Mid-America PD migrations Dr. Michael Boehlje 2015
Erin Whittaker The Fundamental Factors Affecting Corn Price from 1982-2013 Dr. Corinne Alexander May-14
Andrew Sokolchik Cannabis Farming: The Potential of Hemp in Indiana's Agricultural Landscape Dr. Michael Gunderson May-14
Anbo Wang Performance and Risk of Agricultural Assests: A Time-Varying Approach Dr. Tim Baker December-13
Celia Qijun Guan What Causes Teacher Turnover in Indiana Dr. Larry DeBoer May-13
Su Hua To Rent or To Own: The Residential Tenure Choices of Chinese Students in the U.S. Dr. Brigitte Waldorf May-12
Laura Bohlander The Influence and Relationship between Livestock Producers and Salespeople in the Feed and Animal Health Industry Dr. Alan Gray May-12
Amy Winter Living and Saving Green: An Economics Assessment of Purdue's Food Waste Handling System Dr. John Lee May-12
Jamie Steiner Helping or Hindering Education through School Consolidation: School Building Effects on District Costs and Student Achievement
Dr. Larry DeBoer May-11
Renee Foltz The Methodology of Small Business Demise Information Recovery Dr. Maria Marshall May-11
Bailey Perry An Analysis of the Potential for Producer Profitability Given Changing Consumer Preferences for Pasture Dairying Dr. Nicole Olynk May-11
Carissa McCay Effect of Cooperatives Working Together: Herd Retirements on the U.S. Dairy Herd Size
Dr. Joseph Balagtas May-11
Jing Hao Buyers' Cartels: An Empirical Study of Prevalence and Economic Characteristics Dr. John Connor May-11
Katharine Bartlett Effects of Cattle Density on FMD Spread Dr. Frank Dooley May-10
Sam Clark Transitioning to Organic Farming in Indiana Dr. Corinne Alexander May-10
Ryan Crane Management Strategies and Philosophies of Successful Farm Businesses Dr. Craig Dobbins May-09


Honors Program Coordinator

Dr. Todd Kuethe



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