Ohio State University Extension offices in Union, Champaign, and Madison counties, along with The First Central National Bank, are hosting an Agricultural Outlook Breakfast at Der Dutchman Restaurant, 445 Jefferson Ave., Plain City, on Feb. 23 from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
The cost to attend is $10. Reservations are due Feb. 18 and can be made at go.osu.edu/TriCountyOutlook or by contacting the Union County Extension Office, 18000 State Rte. 4, Suite E, Marysville, OH 43040.
AEDE's Dr. Mark Partridge, Swank Chair in Rural-Urban Policy at Ohio State University who was featured in the Columbus Dispatch in "Which Ohio firms employ the most foreign specialist workers? A look at the H-1B program".Which Ohio firms employ the most foreign specialist workers? A look at the H-1B program
AEDE and Ohio State faculty and students took home multiple prestigious awards at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the North American Regional Science Council (NARSC). The meetings were held in Montreal, Canada from November 9 through the 12th and featured research presentations by AEDE faculty, students and alumni as well as scholars from around the globe on various topics related to regional science and economics.
AEDE's first in-person Outlook and Policy Conference since 2019 was a huge success! The conference was held on November 15, 2022, at the 4H Center on Ohio State Campus. Below are links to the presentations by the AEDE faculty.
Brent Sohngen - Energy Market Outlook
Ani Katchova - Farm Income Outlook
The Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE), holds its first in-person Outlook and Policy Conference since 2019 on November 15, 2022, at the 4H Center on Ohio State Campus. Here are summaries of what each speaker will be presenting.
While most Ohioans have access to broadband internet, nearly 1 million still lack access to the fast, reliable broadband services in their homes, says analysts with the C. William Swank Program in Rural-Urban Policy at The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).
Professor Partridge discusses how inflation works, who is to blame and why the Federal Reserve raised interest rates
Entrepreneurship creates many local benefits, but starting a new business in rural places can be challenging
In Part I of the six-part series, Living in Rural America — 2022 and Beyond, produced in collaboration with and supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Michelle discusses myths and realities of the rural experience today with four experts in this space: John Pender, a senior economist in the Rural Economy Branch of the USDA Economic Research Service; Mark Partridge, Swank Chair
U.S. coal industry employment fell 94% over the last century and is expected to almost disappear by 2050. As the nation transitions away from coal, regions and communities must learn to adapt.
Recent action by the U.S. EPA could put an embattled coal-fired power plant in southern Ohio on its last legs.
Deciding on a place to call home can be a tough process. You’ll need to balance things like the cost of living with job opportunities, quality of education and safety.
Dr. Mark Partridge's keynote at the Ohio Economic Forum. View his PRESENTATION.
Friday, April 30, 2021
COLUMBUS, OH - 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.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Organizers of the 2020 Agricultural Policy and Outlook Conference hosted by the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE) at The Ohio State University, say the aim of this year’s conference is to offer much-needed insight to those involved in the agricultural industry during a time marked with so much global uncertainty.
The news is mixed about the rate of Ohioans out of work. The state’s unemployment rate has rebounded from late spring’s rates, and it’s below the national rate. But, in July, Ohio’s jobless rate of 8.9% topped that of many nearby states. Across the Midwest, only one state had a higher rate than Ohio’s: Illinois.
Keep that in perspective, said Mark Partridge, an economics professor with The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES). During a recession, Ohio typically takes a bigger hit, he said.
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.
According to recent data from The Census Bureau, around 50 million Americans live in rural areas which are plagued by dwindling economic opportunities, high poverty rates and persistent population decline. The fact that fewer rural residents are moving to urban areas for work, which has been a traditional route to prosperity for generations of rural residents, leaves many stuck in stagnating communities.
According to Good Jobs First, a nonprofit that tracks corporate subsidies, companies in Ohio have received $4.4 billion in local and state tax incentives since 1983. More than 10,000 awards have been made with a third of the sum going to 10 large corporations, including Amazon for local fulfillment and distribution centers built around the state.
Ohio State University and particularly AEDE had a very large turnout of faculty, students, and past graduates at the North American Regional Science Conference (NARSC). Here is a summary of notable achievements:
Ed and Iwonne Schardein keep their only son’s ashes in an urn next to their TV set. In their sparsely decorated living room, the immense flat screen TV dwarfs everything else. “To this day I still expect him to walk through the door,” says Iwonne. Pictures of Casey hang on all four walls, his jovial smile framed by a scraggly beard and a baseball cap. The young man from Hope, Kansas, had just turned 26 when he died.
According to the United States’ original 1950 urban classifications, rural America is crushing it. It’s home to about as many people as urban America, and it’s growing faster. So why do headlines and statistics paint rural areas as perpetually in decline?
In a surprising turn, Ohio’s rural counties of Wyandot and Holmes topped the job growth rate of Columbus between 2010 and 2018, according to an economist with The Ohio State University.
And other rural counties including Harrison and Morgan nearly matched Columbus’ job growth rate during that same period, said Mark Partridge, an economics professor at Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).