Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
We offer two undergraduate major programs of study: 1) Agribusiness and Applied Economics, and 2) Environment, Economy, Development, and Sustainability (EEDS). We also offer five undergraduate minor programs of study.
Undergraduate Programs
We offer two undergraduate major programs of study: 1) Agribusiness and Applied Economics, and 2) Environment, Economy, Development, and Sustainability (EEDS). We also offer five undergraduate minor programs of study.
Our PhD program is globally recognized in the disciplinary areas of agricultural, environmental, development, and regional economics. Our MS program provides students with a strong grounding in microeconomic theory and quantitative analytical techniques.
Graduate Programs
Our PhD program is globally recognized in the disciplinary areas of agricultural, environmental, development, and regional economics. Our MS program provides students with a strong grounding in microeconomic theory and quantitative analytical techniques.
We have 20+ experts working in the fields of agricultural, environmental, development, and regional economics. Our faculty have won national teaching awards, are the editors of top journals, and have won millions of dollars in grant-funded research.
Faculty
We have 20+ experts working in the fields of agricultural, environmental, development, and regional economics. Our faculty have won national teaching awards, are the editors of top journals, and have won millions of dollars in grant-funded research.
The outreach efforts of our outstanding faculty reach thousands of Ohioans each year. Additionally, our faculty regularly contribute to projects that impact countless lives around the nation and globe.
Extension and Outreach
The outreach efforts of our outstanding faculty reach thousands of Ohioans each year. Additionally, our faculty regularly contribute to projects that impact countless lives around the nation and globe.

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.

News

  • A study published recently in the journal PLOS ONE from AEDE's Brian Roe and Danyi Qi is just the second peer-reviewed large-scale consumer survey about food waste and is the first in the U.S. to identify patterns regarding how Americans form attitudes on food waste.

  • With the completion of the 2015-2016 academic year, AEDE faculty member Eugene Jones retired from Ohio State. Jones had been a faculty member in the department since 1984. He will be greatly missed by all of AEDE, especially the undergraduate student body, who recently awarded him with the 2015-...

  • The winners of this year's Environmental Policy Initiative summer doctoral research grant competition include: Debangana Bose from the Department of Geography, Emily Hutchins who is pursuing a degree in environmental social science in the School of Environment and Natural Resources, and Jonathan...

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Agribusiness and Applied Economics Major
Graduate Studies at OSU AEDE - 1
About Our Graduate Programs