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Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics



  1. Faculty Profile: Dr. Anna Parkman

    May 20, 2021

    Dr. Anna Parkman came to academia from the business world where she gained practical experience in small business management and human resources. She also developed a large network of colleagues whom she now brings into the classroom to enhance student learning and help them make industry connections.

  2. Ani Katchova promoted to Professor

    May 20, 2021

    Ani Katchova, a faculty member and Farm Income Enhancement Chair in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics at The Ohio State University, has been promoted to the rank of Professor.  

  3. Should they stay or should they go? Coastal residents have much to consider when navigating sea level change (SLC)

    May 19, 2021

    While climate scientists are not exactly sure how fast or high sea levels will rise, they agree on these principle impacts: submergence and flooding of coastal land, saltwater intrusion into surface waters and groundwater, increased erosion and overwhelmingly negative social and economic repercussions. 

  4. Dr. Sathya Gopalakrishnan receives President and Provost Award for Faculty Service for co-founding and leading Ohio State’s STEAM Factory

    May 18, 2021

    Dr. Gopalakrishnan says that when she and 11 junior faculty members founded The Steam Factory in 2012, their goal was to create a grass-roots network of faculty, post-docs, and other like-minded professors across Ohio State to engage in creative and interdisciplinary collaboration, innovation, and dissemination of science.

  5. AEDE alumni connect AEDE courses to community service and career success

    Apr 21, 2021

    Bill Patterson and Lane Osswald both credit some of their current success to the foundational education they received in Agribusiness and Applied Economics. They also believe the close-knit environment of the college allowed them to develop lifelong relationships with fellow students and many others in the agricultural industry.

  6. The roots of slowing climate change are in trees

    Apr 12, 2021

    In the fight against climate change, expanding and better managing the nation’s forests are the cheapest and easiest steps to cutting carbon dioxide emissions, according to new research at The Ohio State University. 

  7. DEI Student Spotlight: Siddhartha Bora

    Apr 5, 2021

    For the April DEI Student Spotlight we are featuring Siddhartha Bora who is PhD candidate in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics (AEDE). Siddhartha was recently awarded the 2021 William E. Krauss Director’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Research for his lead-authored paper entitled "The Rationality of USDA Forecasts under Multivariate Asymmetric Loss." 

  8. New policy brief examines how immigration affects Ohio and the U.S. workforce

    Mar 26, 2021

    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. 

  9. Lecturer Profile: Denise Kestner

    Mar 25, 2021

    AEDE lecturer Denise Kestner works in human resources and teaches two AEDE courses: Principles of Agribusiness Management and Human Resource Management in Small Business. She brings her experience working with hundreds of small businesses into the classroom. And sometimes she even brings in the actual small business owners too.

  10. Todd Peterson and Zeke Miller join the ranks of CFAES Distinguished Seniors

    Mar 23, 2021

    Two AEDE students, Todd Peterson and Zeke Miller, have received the most prestigious undergraduate award our college bestows on its top seniors. The Distinguished Senior Award honors students for their success in academics, research and innovation, service and involvement, and influence and leadership.