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.


With the start of the 2015-2016 academic year, the department welcomed a new faculty member to its ranks: Jon Einar Flåtnes, a development economist, who joined AEDE as an Assistant Professor. Flåtnes, who originally hails from Norway, is a...

Water quality will be the focus of a Sept. 22 panel presentation of economists and researchers with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University, who will discuss programs and practices designed to...

Ani Katchova begins her three-year term on the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association’s Executive Board. Dr. Katchova is an Associate Professor and Farm Income Enhancement Chair at the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and...


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