The mission of the MSU Initiative for Regulation and Applied Economic Analysis is
to engage undergraduate and graduate students with faculty in academic research that
will further the understanding of economic regulation and policy’s impact on societal
Facilitating research, analysis, and teaching of regulatory economics as applied to
agriculture, healthcare, technology, finance, natural resources, education, public
safety, and other sectors.
Leveraging the University’s geographic position and research track record to inform
the public policy debate on state, regional, and national issues.
Achieving lasting impact on undergraduate and graduate students by providing support
to enable their research on relevant public policy topics.
Enhancing the intellectual capital of MSU faculty and other universities or centers
by providing research and teaching opportunities.
A one day public conference where researchers and advocates share insights about policies and programs designed to alleviate poverty, with focus on healthcare, nutrition, work and assistance, families, social enterprise, and poverty in Indian country
There is a brand new Center planned for MSU, the Center for Regulatory and Applied Economics also known as CRAEA, and MSU Agricultural Economist Vince Smith is our expert on the Center and its funding.
Facutly in MSU’s Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics plan to expand their research into economic regulation and policy’s impact on societal well-being thanks to a grant from the Koch Foundation.