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Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics



The Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE) is a national leader in applied economics with cutting-edge programs in agricultural economics and agribusiness; environmental and natural resource economics; sustainability; international and development economics; and urban, regional and community economics. Turn your passion into problem-solving with one of our following degrees:


  1. Policy Brief explains the overall success in Holmes and Mercer Counties reflected in their relative advantages from a vigorous small-business community, entrepreneurship, QoL, and social connectedness.

    Apr 10, 2024

    COLUMBUS OH, A policy brief just released by The C. William Swank Program in Rural-Urban Policy attempts to answer the question of why some rural communities thrive and others might lag behind by examining two rural-Ohio success stories: Holmes and Mercer Counties. Both Holmes and Mercer Counties have fared better than the average rural Ohio or rural U.S., even though both counties faced structural disadvantages.

  2. EPN Signature Earth Day Event - Monday, April 22, 2024: Eat This Earth Day! Ohio's Native Plants for Food

    Apr 4, 2024

    Ohio State’s Environmental Professionals Network (EPN), in collaboration with the Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens and native plant enthusiasts from across the state, proudly invites you to an EPN Signature Earth Day evening event on Monday, April 22, at The Fawcett Center at Ohio State. In recognition of National Native Plant Month, examine our place among Ohio’s native food web and explore the work of leading gardeners, educators, herbalists, foragers, amateurs, and other groups stewarding native plants for food. 

  3. PhD student Jonghoon Shin, presented at the MEA meeting regarding his research in climate change and agricultural production.

    Midwest Economics Association Meeting, March 2024

    Mar 29, 2024

    AEDE graduate students had the opportunity this past week, March 21–22, to present at the Midwest Economics Association's annual meeting in Chicago, IL. This annual meeting is an opportunity for midwest economists to expose their work and communicate with each other face-to-face.

    The Midwest Economics Association (MEA), a non-profit organization whose purpose is the advancement of economic knowledge and the economics profession, hosted the meeting.