International Summer School Survey Design and Experimental Methods in Applied and Agricultural Economics

May 23-27, 2022

Michigan State University

The Summer School 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 Summer School, 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 (Purdue University)
  • David Just (Cornell University)


  • Valerie Kilders (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 April 30, 2022 - Academics $1,950, Non-academics $2,250
After April 30, 2022 - Academics $2,250, Non-academics $2,400

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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