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.


  • Wondering what's ahead for farmers and agricultural businesses in 2016? Learn what to expect this year during an agricultural outlook webinar Feb. 1 at 6:30 p.m. EST, presented by AEDE economists. Registration for the webinar is $10 by Jan. 25 and can be made at

  • An aging American farm population, the need to successfully transition land ownership from senior farmers to new industry entrants, and providing support and training for these beginning farmers, are top concerns for the future of the American farming industry, said an agricultural economist in...

  • The 2016 economic outlook looks good, says an expert in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. “We are entering our 79th month of economic expansion in the U.S., which is the fifth longest period on record,” said Mark Partridge, the C. William...


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