Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics

Welcome to the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics at The Ohio State University.  The mission of AEDE is to generate knowledge and disseminate impartial information through the application of economic and business principles to the challenges of agriculture, the food system, the environment, and economic development.

Housed in the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, AEDE currently has twenty two world-class faculty members and administers highly respected Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D. programs. AEDE’s faculty provide world-class teaching, research and outreach in applied economics, with concentrations in the areas of agricultural economics and agribusiness, environmental and resource economics, international and development economics, and regional and urban economics.


  • After seven years of negotiations, 12 nations agreed to terms of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement in early October. While each country now needs to ratify the agreement for it to be put into effect, Ian Sheldon, an international trade expert at The Ohio State University said the TPP...

  • The department recently announced changes to the team that supports AEDE student services with a new leadership role for Gina Hnytka and a new undergraduate coordinator role for Holly Hall. Hnytka has been appointed to a joint role as the Environment, Economy, Development, and Sustainability (...

  • AEDE bids adieu to three outstanding long-serving faculty members who retired from the department in 2015: Cameron Thraen, Douglas Southgate and Carl Zulauf. Thank you for your many years of service to AEDE!


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