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    Food and Resource Economics Department

    Food and Resource Economics Department

Economic Impact Analysis


The EIAP provides technical assistance to industry groups, academic units, government agencies, and local communities and also conducts sponsored research projects involving detailed analyses of particular industries, regions, or situations.

Specifically, the EIAP can provide:

  • Regional economic modeling at the local, state, regional, or national level
  • Economic contribution or impact analysis of industry activity, commodity production, government regulation or policies, new technologies, and industrial or community development projects.
  • Evaluation of economic linkages among industries, institutions, and households
  • For Academics

    The EIAP often collaborates with other departments and academic units both within and outside of the University of Florida to support the needs for economic impact analyses for purposes of research proposal development or program assessment. As funding agencies such as the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, require an economic component for research projects across a wide range of disciplines, it is increasingly likely that others in academia are in search of collaborators with expertise in economic analysis and modeling.

  • For Industry

    The EIAP has a long history of sponsored research for private firms and industry organizations that operate within and outside of Florida. The program has successfully completed a wide variety of projects ranging from economic impact analyses and economic contribution studies to feasibility studies for local development projects. These types of analyses can provide useful information for the purposes of firm or industry assessment and advocacy efforts. 

  • For Government

    The EIAP has managed and participated in many analyses and projects sponsored by local, state, and federal government sponsors.  These analyses provide timely and valuable resources to the public sector for informed decision making. . These types of analyses can provide useful information for government program assessment and informed decision making at all levels.

The EIAP also offers public presentations, academic seminars, and training programs on a variety of topics. If you or your colleagues are interested in discussing potential project or collaboration opportunities, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!


Dr. Christa Court, Director
1121 McCarty Hall B
PO Box 110240
Gainesville, FL 32611-0240
Phone: 352-294-7675