Economics

Zwick Center aims to tackle urgent ecological challenges

In 2010, the Food Marketing Policy Center in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE) was transformed by the philanthropy of Charles Zwick. With a generous $1 million gift, he established the Zwick Center for Food and Resource Policy in its place. The donation broadened the scope of research of the original Center, expanding […]

CAHNR in the news

UConn Today featured a curated list of online resources compiled by UConn Extension for our statewide audiences, including families, businesses, and agricultural producers to help deal with the unprecedented challenges in the UConn community and around the world produced by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Associate Professor Richard Dunn was interviewed by ABC News about President […]

CAHNR in the news

The Connecticut Nursery and Landscape Association conducted a study that found the green industry contributed $4.7 billion to the state’s economy in 2017, representing a 27 percent increase from 2012. The study was completed by Chris Laughton, a graduate student studying applied and resource economics, and Rigoberto Lopez, a professor in the Department of Agricultural […]

New study quantifies Connecticut green industry’s economic impact

A just-released report by CAHNR’s Zwick Center for Food and Resource Policy, Impact of the Green Industry on Connecticut’s Economy, highlights the economic importance of ornamental horticulture in our state. “While every sector of the agriculture industry is important to the economy of Connecticut, ornamental horticulture currently accounts for more than half of the state’s […]