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Water Cooler Economics Podcast

COVID-19's Impact on commodity prices

Unemployment Rates Rise Due to Coronavirus Economy

Drs. Mark Partridge and Ian Sheldon discuss the recent rise in unemployment rates due to the global pandemic. The dialogue offers insight into the realities of the pandemic and some of the structural issues that have made the economic pains deeper in some parts of the state and less deep in others.

Food System Adaptations Due to COVID-19

Drs. Zoë Plakias and Brent Sohngen discuss the myriad distruptions and adaptations to state and national food systems due to COVID-19.

International Trade in the Era of COVID-19

The global pandemic has had a pretty drastic on international trade. In fact the impact is even greater than it was during the financial crisis back in 2008-2009.

Recent AEDE Webinars

Sustainability and Ohio Lands: Creating Value for People and the Environment Webinar

Presentation Recording of Elena Irwin, Faculty Director, Sustainability Institute, OSU
Presentation Recording of Bill Stanley, State Director, The Nature Conservancy Ohio Chapter 
Presentation Recording of Chris Korleski, Director, Great Lakes National Program Office, US EPA
Sustainability in Ohio's Cities Panel, Jeremy Brooks, Professor, SENR, OSU, Brandi Whetstone, Sustainability Officer, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission and Walter Hibner, Ohio Government Affairs, Vectren/CenterPoint Energy Company
Sustainability on Ohio's Farmland Panel, Ben Brown, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Agricultural Risk Management, Casey Hoy, Kellogg Endowed Chair in Agricultural Ecosystem Management, and Mark Drewes, Drewes Farms
Sustainability in Ohio's Forests Panel, Jeremy Bruskotter, Professor, School of Environment and Natural Resources, Dan Balser, Chief, Ohio Division of Forestry, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, and Mark Ervin, Consulting Forester.