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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. Ukraine: The breadbasket of Europe

    Jun 9, 2022

    By Ian Sheldon, professor and Andersons chair of agricultural marketing, trade and policy. 

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    Irwin selected as 2022 AERE Fellow

    Jun 2, 2022

    Elena Irwin, distinguished professor of food, agricultural, and environmental sciences in economics and sustainability and faculty director of the Sustainability Institute at Ohio State, has been selected as a 2022 Fellow of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE), the association’s highest honor. Fellows are recognized for their outstanding contributions to the advancement of the profession of environmental and resource economics.

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    New report focuses on ways to expand, enhance rural access to broadband internet in Ohio

    May 23, 2022

    While most Ohioans have access to broadband internet, nearly 1 million still lack access to the fast, reliable broadband services in their homes, says analysts with the C. William Swank Program in Rural-Urban Policy at The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).