International Workshop on Survey Design and Experimental Methods in Applied and Agricultural Economics

May 20-24, 2024

Michigan State University

This workshop will take place at Michigan State University. Taught by experts from Arizona State University, Cornell University, Michigan State University, and Purdue University the school will consist of a variety of lectures, software introduction, and hands-on training. Fusing knowledge from agribusiness, agricultural economics, consumer studies, marketing, and applied economics the school will cover the basics required for successfully using surveys and economic experiments in research studies.

After completing the workshop, the participant will be able to design a survey instrument, stated choice experiments, and experimental auctions. In addition, the participants will be able to analyze survey data using multi-variate methods, stated choice data by estimating discrete choice models, and auction data using various regression models. Furthermore, the curriculum includes how to assess published evidence, interpret results, and derive recommendations for stakeholders.


Agricultural economics, agribusiness, food choices, marketing, applied economic.

Key Topics

  • Designing stand-alone or accompanying surveys
  • Choice experiments
  • Experimental auctions
  • Related data analysis
  • Interpretation of results
  • Deriving recommendations to stakeholders


  • Carola Grebitus (Arizona State University)
  • Vincenzina Caputo (Michigan State University)
  • Jayson Lusk (Oklahoma State University)
  • David Just (Cornell University)
  • Rodolfo M. Nayga (Texas A&M)
  • Matthew Rousu (Susquehanna University)


  • Jiayu Sun (Michigan State University) 

Cancellation policy

No refunds are available after registration/payment, this includes no-shows or participants who leave the course before the end date. However, substitutions are allowed.

Registration Fees:

Until March 15, 2024 - Academics $1,950, Non-academics $2,450
March 16-April 30, 2024 - Academics $2,350, Non-academics $2,850
After May 1, 2024 - Academics $2,750, Non-academics $3,250
These fees are all encompassing. There are no additional processing fees.

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Registration for International Workshop Survey Design and Experimental Methods in Applied and Agricultural Economics is open.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. ET on May 1, 2024.

There are 6 openings available.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For information, contact Vincenzina Caputo at