1. Recent EEDS Graduate Pursues Career in Sustainable Energy

    Jun 27, 2018

    Sarah Fischer, a spring Ohio State graduate, became interested in sustainable international development as a high school student, when she learned that her French teacher’s husband was a former child slave in Haiti. Working with the nonprofit organization that he started to free other child slaves, she learned how deforestation and lack of environmental education contribute to poverty in developing countries such as Haiti.

    “At some point, I realized that it doesn't really make sense for us to go into other countries to tell them how to do things when we have so many environmental problems in the United States,” says Fischer, who received her degree in environment, economy, development and sustainability (EEDS). “So I began researching what our largest challenges were, and that’s how I got interested in promoting sustainability, specifically in the transportation and energy sectors.”

  2. In Surveys, People Say They'll Pay Twice What They're Actually Willing to Spend

    Jun 27, 2018

    ‘Hypothetical bias’ study finds big gap between speculation and reality.

  3. AEDE Agricultural Outlook Summer 2018

    Jun 26, 2018

    The AEDE Agricultural Outlook Summer 2018 Newsletter edition contains summarized information from larger bodies of research by the Department of Agricultural, Enironmental, and Development Economics within the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.  If you have a topic you would like AEDE to research, please lmail or

  4. Dr. Chen

    Discussion Identifies Ways The Ohio State University Can Better Prepare Female Students for Leadership Roles

    Jun 5, 2018

    Academic achievement does not buoy girls from the confidence crisis that begins in 5th grade.  This insight was gleaned at last week's roundtable discussion at The Ohio State University. Hosted by Dr. Joyce Chen, an associate professor with Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), the event called Creating Confident Girls, Cultivating Women Who Lead, brought together groups 50 businesses and organizations around Central Ohio to discuss findings from The Girls’ Index—a groundbreaking study released last year by Columbus nonprofit ROX (Ruling Our eXperiences)

  5. Feng-An Yang Awarded Bernie Erven Teaching Award

    May 15, 2018

    Dr. Allen Klaiber and the graduate program committee would like to ask you to share in their congratulations of the 2017-2018 winner of the Bernie Erven Teaching Award, Feng-An Yang.  This award is presented annually to the graduate student who best exemplifies the tradition of teaching excellence that Bernie Erven achieved throughout his distinguished career as a professor in Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics. 

  6. Todd Peterson

    AEDE Sophomore Todd Peterson Wins Ohio FFA Star Farmer Award

    May 10, 2018

    Considered the highest recognition Ohio FFA can award an aspiring young farmer, the Future Farmers of America (FFA)’s annual star awards recognize student achievement in both career and leadership development.  Students compete in four categories: Agricultural Placement, Agribusiness, Agriscience, and Farming and are evaluated based on their Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAEs).

  7. soybeans


    May 9, 2018

    Farmers in Ohio have begun planting soybeans just as the trade war with China, the world’s largest consumer of the crop, has reached another nerve-racking point.

  8. Daniel Crown

    PhD Candidate Daniel Crown to Receive the 18th Annual Benjamin H. Stevens Graduate Fellowship in Regional Science

    May 8, 2018

    Daniel Crown was chosen from 36 candidates for the North American Regional Science Council's Benjamin H. Stevens Graduate Fellowship in Regional Science. It will provide a 2018–19 Academic Year stipend of $30,000 to support Crown in his dissertation research entitled, “Foreign-Born Graduates and Innovation at Domestic Institutions: Evidence from an Australian Skilled Graduate Visa Program.”

  9. Farm Bill Expected to Meet Resistance

    May 7, 2018

    The first comprehensive proposal for a new federal farm bill calls for changes to payments to farmers when commodity prices dip or when they adopt environmentally friendly measures on their farms.

  10. Could the U.S. Rejoin the Transpacific Partnership?

    Apr 16, 2018

    AEDE's Ian Sheldon joins Joshua Meltzer, Senior Fellow in Global Economy and Development at the Brookings Institute to discuss President Trump's willingness to revisit the Trans Pacific Partnership TPP.