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Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics


Development Economics

  1. Ohio State Economists to Discuss Sustainable Development at Conference with Jeffrey Sachs

    Mar 30, 2014

    AEDE's Elena Irwin and Ian Sheldon will discuss sustainable development at a panel discussion with Jeffrey Sachs April 4 during the annual Ohio State University Provost’s Discovery Themes Lecturer Program and COMPAS (Conversations on Morality, Politics, and Society) conference. The event is free and open to the public. 

  2. Economist Reports that the U.S. and Ohio Economies Will Continue to Grow in 2014, Albeit Slowly

    Dec 3, 2013

    Mark Partridge, Ohio State’s C. William Swank Chair in Rural-Urban Policy, recently offered policymakers a 2014 Ohio and national economic forecast. In his forecast, Partridge said that at a national level he anticipates that the economy will continue to improve, albeit slowly, as it has since the recession ended in mid-2009. 

  3. Trade Economist Says China Could Lose Its Competitive Edge Due to Rising Worker Wages

    Dec 2, 2013

    Will the Chinese economy, which has seen a rise in workers’ wages by nearly 14 percent per year over the last decade, soon lose its competitive edge in the global economy? Ian Sheldon, Ohio State's Andersons Professor of International Trade, addressed this question in a briefing Nov. 25 to Ohio policymakers.

  4. AEDE Faculty Expand Their Research Connections in China

    Aug 15, 2013

    This summer many AEDE faculty members travelled abroad for teaching and research collaboration opportunities. One country in particular, the People’s Republic of China, hosted visits from several AEDE faculty members working in the fields of development and regional economics.

  5. David Kraybill to Participate in February 14th USAID #AskAg Twitter Chat on Agricultural Higher Education

    Feb 12, 2013

    AEDE’s Professor David Kraybill, Project Manager of the Innovative Agricultural Research Initiative (iAGRI) – a USAID Feed the Future project in Tanzania, will participate in a Twitter chat hosted by USAID’s Agrilinks on February 14th from 12:00-1:00pm ET.

  6. Innovative Agricultural Research Initiative Update: Project Cultivates Tanzanian Agricultural Expertise for Future

    Dec 17, 2012

    This article was originally published on the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences website

    Written by Martha Filipic

    December 14, 2012

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Tanzania, a country of 42 million nestled on the east coast of Africa, is undergoing a sea change demographically.

  7. Professor Mario Miranda Teaches Workshop on Computational Economic Dynamics at the Central Bank of Costa Rica

    Dec 13, 2012


    AEDE Professor Mario Javier Miranda recently returned from the Central Bank of Costa Rica where he presented a week-long workshop from December 3-7, 2012 focused on computational economic dynamics. Professor Miranda was invited to teach the workshop at the Central Bank by Roger Madrigal, Chief Economist of the Central Bank, who earned his doctorate degree from AEDE in 2004.

  8. The Faces of AEDE: Edith Lazaro, AEDE Master of Science Student in Agricultural Economics

    Nov 5, 2012

    Edith Lazaro, a student in the MS program in Agricultural Economics at the Sokoine University of Agriculture in Morogoro, Tanzania, recently joined AEDE for a year of study as part of the Department’s participation in the Innovative Agricultural Research Initiative (iAGRI). iAGRI is a USAID Feed the Future project in Tanzania, which AEDE Professor Dave Kraybill oversees as the iAGRI Project Manager.  

  9. New Research from Professor Mario Miranda and Katie Farrin Looks at Index Insurance Options for the Developing World

    Oct 18, 2012

    Index insurance, which relies on an observed value of a specified “index” or some other closely related variable that is highly correlated with losses to determine payouts, could significantly help those uninsured against environmental disasters in the developing world by providing an attainable safety net for crop protection.  

  10. Thompson to present at the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) Annual Conference in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil on August 19, 2012

    Aug 16, 2012