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Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics


News from AEDE: February 2016

Welcome to the newsletter for Ohio State's Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE)! Your story submissions are welcome. Please email them to Nicole Pierron Rasul at

  1. Over the past six months, the AEDE faculty embarked on a search for four new faculty members. In the end we were able to attract four outstanding new faculty members to AEDE, from some of the best programs in the world and we were able to outcompete some of the top programs in the country for

  2. We recently sat down with Mark Partridge, a regional economist, AEDE professor, and Ohio State’s C. William Swank Chair in Rural-Urban Policy to talk about his work, the Swank program and some of his favorite places to visit across the globe. Check out our Q & A with him.

  3. Ani Katchova, AEDE Associate Professor and Ohio State’s Farm Income Enhancement Chair, presented at a Capitol Hill briefing on February 11, 2016 focused on “Dynamics of Farm Profitability: Factors Influencing the Decline in Income.” The briefing was organized by The Council on Food, Agricultural

  4. Agribusiness and Applied Economics undergraduate student Hannah Kirby gives us an overview of the OSU Agribusiness Club's trip to Texas in January 2016. Students visited Cargill and ADM facilities, Texas A&M University, as well as other historical and entertainment sites in the Lone Star

  5. Ohio State's Mark Partridge, Mark Rembert, and Michael Betz recently authored a piece on The Conversation on how the U.S. government can best assist coal communities in response to the Obama administration's proposed US$3 billion Power+ plan for coal-dependent regions.