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Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics

AEDE focuses on applied economics research in relation to agriculture, the environment and natural resources, international development, and regions.


Faculty members in the department actively support informed public and private decision-making through inter and cross-disciplinary research-based outreach activities. As published recently in the journal Ecological Economics, AEDE is one of the most influential academic departments worldwide working in the field of environmental and resource economics.  The department has particular strengths in the economics of climate change, the valuation of environmental goods and services, and the economics of land use and rural/urban land issues.