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Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics



  1. AEDE ranked number one agricultural economics department in scholarly research activity

    Oct 15, 2021

    The Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE) within the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, was recently ranked first out of 39 agricultural economics departments in the country in scholarly research activity, according to Academic Analytics, a leader in higher education data analytics.

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    Study shows agricultural and forest carbon sequestration activities are economically efficient ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

    Oct 13, 2021

    Global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are 40 percent higher than 1990 and currently on track for their second-biggest increase in history. In order to reach the Paris Climate Agreement goal of limiting global temperature increases to 1.5 degrees Celsius, countries need help to ramp up their efforts to reduce GHG emissions that contribute to global warming. Assistance is coming in the form of a new study that analyzes 20 land-based measures to reduce or remove GHGs from the atmosphere.

  3. Brian Roe

    Brian Roe part of $15 million NSF grant aimed at reducing food waste

    Sep 29, 2021

    It is a shocking statistic. In the United States, nearly 40% of all food produced is never eaten. This anomaly results in lost resources, economic costs to businesses and households, decreased food security, and negative climate impacts. 

    With the United Nations moving toward an ambitious goal of halving food waste by 2030, a new $15 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will be used to establish the first national academic research network on wasted food in the United States.

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    Ani Katchova joins USDA-ERS as a visiting scholar

    Aug 16, 2021

    Professor and Farm Income Enhancement Chair in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE), Ani Katchova, has recently joined the

  5. Pcitures of Ani Katchova and Siddhartha Bora

    AEDE’s Ani Katchova and Siddhartha Bora win Outstanding Research Award from AAEA-AFM section

    Aug 1, 2021

    AEDE’s Ani Katchova and Siddhartha Bora received an Outstanding Research Award by the Agricultural Finance and Management section of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA-AFM). Bora, Katchova and their co-author, Todd Kuethe from Purdue University, were nominated for this award based on their publication, “The Rationality of USDA Forecasts under Multivariate Asymmetric Loss,” published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics in 2021.

  6. Student profile: Jess Kronenberger

    Jul 19, 2021

    Jess Kronenberger graduated in May with a degree in Agribusiness and Applied Economics. While finishing her last semester of classes this past spring, she also completed her required internship.

  7. Ian Sheldon reflects on storied career in agricultural economics

    Jul 12, 2021

    When surveying his decades-long career as a professor and researcher, Ian Sheldon says he started out his career as an industrial organization economist who paid some attention to the impact of trade on competition. 

  8. Sid Bora wins 2021 Bernie Erven Outstanding Teacher Award

    Jul 7, 2021

    Siddhartha S. Bora (Sid), a fourth-year student in the AEDE Ph.D. program, was just awarded the Bernie Erven Graduate Teaching Award for 2021.

  9. Survey Says

    Survey says…better designed survey questions generate truer responses

    Jun 21, 2021

    Whether it is after a webinar or an organization soliciting information, we all fill out our fair share of surveys.

    According to Wuyang Hu, professor and AEDE Honors Coordinator, the responses recorded in a survey may not always reflect reality, particularly surveys asking folks “what do you plan to do” instead of “what have you done.”

  10. Lecturer profile: Dathel Nimmons

    Jun 18, 2021

    Dathel Nimmons has worked in food supply chain management her entire career, most recently as senior vice president at Bob Evans. She also owns and operates two farms. She knows agribusiness and says supply chain is what makes it tick.