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News article: CFAES Dean announces chair appointments

Devin Peterson joins Tim Habb in being named as The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) inaugural Dean’s Chairs by Cathann A. Kress, Ohio State vice president for agricultural administration and CFAES dean.

Basic page: Economic Value of Natural Areas in Ohio
Economic Value of Natural Areas in Ohio

Click on the WEBINAR to view the webinar presented in fall of 2019. Read the Economic Value of Natural Areas in Ohio Report.

Media mention: Study Estimates Lake Erie Region Worth $443 Billion

The natural value of the Lake Erie region is $443 billion, according to a year-long consultant’s report prepared for the cities of Toledo and Oregon, as well as for Lucas County commissioners.

News article: Dr. Haab Reappointed as Department Chair and Assigned New Roles

Dr. Tim Haab has been reappointed as department chair of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics. He will continue to lead the department's top ranked research-doctorate programs in agricultural, regional and resource economics and continue to deliver innovative teaching, research, and outreach programs. But he is also ready to tackle new opportunities. 

Media mention: What's the Value of a Clean Beach? Here's How Economists Do the Numbers

Millions of Americans head outdoors in the summer, whether for a day at a nearby lake or a monthlong road trip. For environmental economists like me, decisions by vacationers and outdoor recreators offer clues to a challenging puzzle: estimating what environmental resources are worth.

News article: Could Cleaning Up Beaches Make Americans Better Off?

Cleaning up beaches could boost local economies in addition to preserving natural treasures and animal habitats.

In southern California’s Orange County alone, the economic benefits of beach cleanup could range from $13 per resident in a three-month period if debris were reduced by 25 percent to $42 per resident with a 75 percent drop in plastics and other trash along the oceanfront, according to a new study. That could mean up to a $46 million boost to the county’s economy in just one summer.

Basic page: Environmental Valuation

Environmental valuation uses tool to assign economic values to an ecosystem and determine the costs and impacts of human activities on an environmental system.

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News article: Ohio State Launches New One Year Master’s Degree Program in Applied Economics

Ohio State’s Department of Economics and the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE) have launched a new graduate professional degree program in applied economics. Applications are currently being accepted for enrollment during the 2017-2018 academic year.

News article: Voters Invited: Ohio State Economists Discuss Presidential Election Oct. 3

COLUMBUS, Ohio — There has been considerable rhetoric around key issues in the upcoming presidential election, but much less analysis of their potential economic impact.  

Several economists from The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences hope to offer voters deeper insight into some of these issues during an Oct. 3 evening conversation, providing a critical, unbiased, non-partisan economic examination of key themes in this year’s debate.

News article: Tim Haab Named 2016-2017 Chair-Elect of the National Association of Agricultural Economics Administrators

Tim Haab, AEDE professor and chair, has been named the chair-elect of the National Association of Agricultural Economics Administrators (NAAEA) for the 2016-2017 academic year. NAAEA is a membership section within the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA).

News article: Ohio State to Host Workshop for Businesses on Measuring Sustainability

This article was originally published on the website of Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences

COLUMBUS, Ohio — How does your business or organization measure and account for sustainability?

Media mention: OSU Breakfast Focuses on Keeping Drinking Water Safe

Tim Haab in Ohio Ag Connection

News article: Ohio State Launches New Housing Learning Community Focused on Sustainability

With the start of the autumn 2014 semester, the university adds a new housing learning community focused on sustainability to its diverse living options for new and returning students. The university offers its students more than a dozen learning communities, which are comprised of groups of students who live together on a residence hall floor who have common majors, career aspirations or personal interests.

News article: AEDE Faculty and Students Present Research at the 2014 AAEA Annual Meeting

Each summer one of the most highly anticipated events for AEDE’s faculty and students takes place: the annual meeting of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA). AAEA is the premier professional organization for agricultural and applied economists working in the U.S.

News article: Agribusiness Club Honors Professor Sheldon and Outstanding Students at Annual Banquet

The Ohio State Agribusiness Club held its annual year-end banquet on April 14th to recognize outstanding faculty and students affiliated with the Club.

News article: Ohio State Economists Discuss Sustainable Development at Discovery Themes Lecture/COMPAS Conference

This article was originally published on the website of OSU's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

News article: AEDE Launches New Student Service Center

On Friday, January 24th, AEDE celebrated the opening of its new Student Service Center with an open house for students, faculty, staff, and partners.

At the event Dr. Tim Haab, AEDE Professor and Department Chair, gave the opening remarks.

Multimedia: Learn About AEDE

Tim Haab, Professor and AEDE Department Chair, gives a brief overview of the department.

News article: AEDE to Launch Student Service Center in Early 2014

Beginning in January 2014, AEDE’s undergraduate and graduate students will be able to visit one location to get support for all of their academic needs.

The AEDE Student Service Center, the first of its kind for the department, will be housed in Suite 249 of the Agricultural Administration building and will service enrolled and prospective students. The Center will be staffed by AEDE’s academic program representatives and will be open Monday through Friday during normal business hours.

News article: Environmental Non-Market Valuation Book Edited by Tim Haab Receives Rave Reviews

Preference Data for Environmental Valuation: Combining revealed and stated approaches, edited by John Whitehead, Tim Haab, Professor and Chair of the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE), and Ju-Chin Huang, was recently given an outstanding review in the September 2013 edition of the journal Marine Resource Economics. 

Multimedia: Introduction - Ohio State's 2012-2013 Agricultural Policy and Outlook Conference Series

The introduction to The Ohio State University's 2012-2013 Agricultural Policy and Outlook Conference Series Preview Meeting on December 3, 2012, featuring Bruce McPheron, OSU Vice President for Agricultural Administration and Dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, and Tim Haab, Department Chair, Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics.

News article: 2012 Best Doctoral Research Manuscript Awards

Please join the faculty, staff and students of AEDE in congratulating AEDE Ph.D. students Mitch Livy and Wendong Zhang for winning the department's 2012 award for best doctoral research manuscript. Honorable mention was awarded to Matthew Pham and John Newton. More on each of the winning research papers is below.