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News article: Cai wins 2021 Erik Kempe award in environmental and resource economics

Yongyang Cai, an associate professor and computational and environmental economist in The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE), is the 2021 recipient of the Erik Kempe Award in environmental and resource economics.

Media mention: Life in a Deglobalized World: What Would Trade Wars Mean for Food, Energy and Water Systems?

Ohio State experts building model to simulate impacts on Great Lakes region

News article: Ohio State Researchers Will Study How Food, Energy and Water Systems in the Great Lakes Region Could Be Impacted by Deglobalization

Imagine the United States gets ensnared in a lengthy trade war and the fallout undercuts international demand for crops grown in the Great Lakes region. Farmers and other producers would eventually adjust their plans, setting in motion changes that could have pronounced ramifications on how land, water and energy resources are used and are collectively affected for years to come. But what are those ramifications, exactly, and to what extent can they be anticipated?