News from AEDE: October 2015

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

Department Updates

  1. We are in an exciting and transformational time in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics. Of course with change comes uncertainty, but more importantly, with change comes opportunity. While recognizing our past, AEDE will continue to strive to be one of the

  2. AEDE bids adieu to three outstanding long-serving faculty members who have recently retired from the department: Cameron Thraen, Douglas Southgate and Carl Zulauf. Thank you for your many years of service to AEDE!

  3. With the start of the 2015-2016 academic year, the department welcomed a new faculty member to its ranks: Jon Einar Flåtnes, a development economist, who joined AEDE as an Assistant Professor. Learn more about  Dr. Flåtnes in our Q&A with him.

  4. The department recently announced changes to the team that supports AEDE student services with a new leadership role for Gina Hnytka and a new undergraduate coordinator role for Holly Hall. The AEDE Student Service Center, which launched in early 2014, provides academic support services to all

  5. Ani Katchova begins her three-year term on the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association’s Executive Board. Dr. Katchova is an AEDE Associate Professor, Director of Ohio State's Center for Cooperatives and Ohio State's Farm Income Enhancement Chair.