Feb 15, 2018
AEDE Professor Ani Katchova is serving as a chair for a review panel for the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) Farm Income and Wealth Forecast Program.
Feb 14, 2018
When people eat at home, there’s typically not much left on their plates – and that means there’s likely less going to landfills, according to new research from The Ohio State University.
Feb 7, 2018
There are two types of tax values that are on the minds of farmers: market value (the value per acre for highest and best potential use) and current agricultural use value. Farmers who farm more than 10 acres and participate in the Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV) program typically benefit from lower tax bills because tax is calculated based on below true market values. The program began in 1973 with the intention of leveling the playing field for farmers by computing farmland values based on crop yield, soil conditions, interest rates, and crop prices that have proven to be volatile.
Feb 6, 2018
Senior Haylee Zwick came to the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE) with a solid grasp on agriculture’s importance to society. She also possessed the foresight to know that a degree in ag business and applied economics would provide her with a diverse set of career opportunities.
Jan 23, 2018
Ohio businesses and farms sell a lot of product to foreign countries. Some fifty-five percent of our state’s exports go to Canada and Mexico, who happen to be our partners in the North American Free Trade Agreement, best known as NAFTA. With that as a backdrop, you can understand why Ohio’s business and farm communities are more than a bit concerned when President Trump says he may want to back away from the trade deal. Why NAFTA is important, to all Ohioans, on this episode of Town Hall Ohio.
Jan 16, 2018
“Applied economists are concerned with more than just numbers and economic theory,” says new AEDE Professor Wuyang Hu. “Many of us are interested in solving real-life problems and making a difference on an individual level.”
A fitting philosophy for a professor and researcher whose work over the past twenty-years has kept him focused on food related issues where the environment, economics and society intersect.
Jan 5, 2018
Members of the AEDE faculty and doctoral program are presenting at the American Economic Association’s 2018 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA this weekend. Here is a list:
Associate Professor Joyce Chen presented "Climate Variability and Migration as Adaptation"
PhD Candidate Ariadna Martinez Gonzalez presented "The Mexican PROCAMPO Farmland Subsidy and Its Effectiveness as a Rural Anti-Poor Program"
Professor Ani Katchova participated in an AAEA Executive Board meeting
Nov 16, 2017
Even amid lagging profits from corn and soybeans, Ohio farmers have a reason to be somewhat optimistic, according to Ani Katchova, an associate professor and Farm Income Enhancement Chair in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics at The Ohio State University. Katchova spoke at the Agricultural Policy and Outlook Conference on November 9, 2017, an annual event organized by AEDE at Ohio State, presenting research with post docs Lawson Connor, Robert Dinterman, and Ana Claudia Sant’Anna in the Farm Income Enhancement Program.
Nov 15, 2017
AEDE Assistant Professor Zoe Plakias received the Richardson-Applebaum Award for Best PhD Dissertation at the Food Distribution Research Society Annual Meeting in Hawaii.
Nov 14, 2017
AEDE Professor Mark Partridge delivered the Regional Science Association International’s Fellows Plenary Lecture “Follow the Money: Aggregate, Sectoral and Spatial Effects of an Energy Boom on Local Earnings.”
AEDE Graduate student Daniel Crown was a Finalist of the 2017 North American Regional Science Council Student-Led Paper Competition for his paper titled "High-Skilled Immigration and the Skill Composition of Native Workers," coauthored with Alessandra Faggian.