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The AEDE PhD program is globally recognized as a leader in the disciplinary areas of agricultural, environmental, and development economics. We also offer an MS program and several dual Masters degree options.
We offer two undergraduate degrees: Agribusiness and Applied Economics and a joint major with the School of Environment and Natural Resources in Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability (EEDS).

Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics


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Ohio State’s Environment, Economy, Development, and Sustainability (EEDS) program began its third academic year with the start of the Autumn 2014 semester. We recently sat down to speak with one of the first graduates of the program, Alexandra Kueller, who took a job with the Virginia-based Strategic Sustainability Consulting (SSC) after graduating from the program in Spring 2014.
A donation to Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences has established a new agribusiness cooperative center that already has been called a national model. Housed in AEDE, the center is charged with improving economic conditions for the state’s farmers and agricultural entrepreneurs by teaching business principles, collaborative leadership development and shared research.
Imposing a 25 percent tax on phosphorus, used as a fertilizer primarily on corn, could reduce soluble phosphorus concentrations in the watershed by about 8 percent, according to an analysis led by Brent Sohngen, AEDE professor and Director of Ohio State's Environmental Policy Initiative.