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    Food and Resource Economics Department

    Food and Resource Economics Department

Dr. Christa D. Court

Associate Professor of Regional Economics
& Director, Economic Impact Analysis Program

Dr. Court's research and extension program focus on regional economic modeling and integrated modeling of human and natural systems.

She serves as Director of the Economic Impact Analysis Program, which conducts regional economic analyses for funded research projects, industry organizations, and government agencies, analyzing a wide range of activities and industries including agriculture, forestry, fisheries, education, and health care.

Dr. Court also leads UF/IFAS efforts related to disaster impact analysis for agriculture, natural resource, and food industries including efforts related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, tropical cyclones, harmful algal blooms, and the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Dr. Court collaborates with researchers from a wide range of disciplines and extension faculty from around the state to integrate economic concepts and methods within interdisciplinary research efforts and to educate stakeholders in an effort to solve the wicked issues that our State and world face. She holds affiliate faculty status with Florida Sea Grant, UF School of Natural Resources and Environment, the UF Water Institute,  the Regional Research Institute at West Virginia University, and the University of the Westfjords in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

Christa Court


Economic Impact Analysis Program
1121 MCCB


  • Education
    • Ph.D. Economics, West Virginia University, 2012
    • M.S. Economics, West Virginia University, 2008
    • B.S. Economics, Middle Tennessee State University, 2006
    • B.A. Spanish, Middle Tennessee State University, 2006
  • Publications