1. New policy brief examines how immigration affects Ohio and the U.S. workforce

    Feb 23, 2021

    A policy brief just released by the C. William Swank Program in Rural-Urban Policy titled “Immigration, Jobs, Crime, and Workforce Availability: How Does Immigration Affect Ohio and the USA?” looks at existing evidence of the effect of immigration on socioeconomic outcomes for those born in the U.S. 

  2. Two AEDE PhD students win Graduate School's 3MT competition

    Feb 17, 2021

    The 3MT is an academic competition for PhD students and master’s students pursuing a master’s thesis, to describe their research within three minutes, to a general audience. A competition was recently held to select a finalist to represent OSU at the regional Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) competition at which national representatives will be selected.  

  3. Downscaling the measurement of sustainability

    Feb 11, 2021

     The theory of sustainability was developed with a global framework in mind.    

    “The earth is a shared system with many interacting parts, so it isn't possible to consider any action to address sustainability in isolation," said Elena Irwin, distinguished professor of food, agricultural and environmental sciences in
    economics and sustainability and faculty director at Ohio State’s Sustainability Institute (SI).      

  4. Agribusiness and Applied Economics student's path paved by his trust in himself, his future and FFA

    Feb 10, 2021

    Kolesen McCoy thought sports would be his ticket to success. But then he had a change of heart, quit varsity soccer, and joined the student organization Future Farmers of America (FFA), known today as the National FFA Organization.  As he embraced the leadership and educational experiences offered, he took on leadership roles, first as an officer for his home state of Ohio, and then most recently, as president of the national organization which necessitated him taking a year off from college to serve in the role.      

  5. DEI Faculty and Staff Spotlight: Dr. Joyce Chen

    Feb 9, 2021

    The CFAES Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion would like to welcome you to our new DEI Faculty and Staff Spotlight. Each month we will be celebrating our colleagues who are working to make CFAES and the community a welcoming place for all people. This month we are featuring Dr. Joyce Chen, associate professor in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, Chair-Elect for the President and Provost’s Committee on Women (PPCW), and member of both the CFAES DEI Action Council and Ohio State’s Task Force on Racism and Racial Inequities.

  6. AEDE’s Siddhartha Bora Awarded 2021 William E. Krauss Director’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Research

    Feb 2, 2021

    Siddhartha Bora, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE), has been awarded the 2021 William E. Krauss Director’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Research for his lead-authored paper entitled "The Rationality of USDA Forecasts under Multivariate Asymmetric Loss". The award is given by the OSU College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences to a current or recently graduated Ph.D.

  7. Dr. Sathya Gopalakrishnan chosen for 2021 North American cohort of leading sustainability scientists

    Jan 26, 2021

    In the midst of cascading crises from climate change to biodiversity loss and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Earth Leadership Program – the global successor to the renowned Leopold Leadership Program, now in partnership with Future Earth – has announced its 2021-22 North American cohort.

  8. Nearly 80,000 pounds of produce grown for food pantries statewide

    Jan 6, 2021

    Master Gardener Volunteers from across Ohio grew nearly 80,000 pounds of produce in 2020 statewide and donated it all to 101 food pantries in cities and towns across the state.

  9. New Econometrics course posted on the Econometrics Academy

    Jan 5, 2021

    A new Econometrics course was posted on the Econometrics Academy website and YouTube channel.  This is a master’s level Econometrics course taught with Stata or R.  Topics include multiple linear regression, regression inference, heteroscedasticity, indicator variables, panel data models, instrumental variables, probit and logit models, and more. Each topic has a video with lecture material and then a video with Stata or R estimating the models.

  10. Elena Irwin honored as Food Systems Leadership Institute Fellow

    Dec 30, 2020

    AEDE's Elena Irwin was one of 25 Fellows of the Food Systems Leadership Institute (FSLI) who were honored November 4, 2020 during a recognition ceremony at the virtual annual meeting of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU).  The Fellows were recognized for their accomplishments in completing the FSLI executive leadership development program and for contributions they have made to their individual organizations and the broader higher education and food systems.